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#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

4,729 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 4,729
Reviews: 1,572
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.29%
Wants: 40
Gots: 421 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A beer cloaked in secrecy. An ale whose mysterious and unusual palate will swirl across your tongue and ask more questions than it answers. A sort of dry, crisp, refreshing, not-quite pale ale. #9 is really impossible to describe because there's never been anything else quite like it.

20 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-09-1998)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pale amber. Pours a small white head that recedes quickly.

Aroma: Fruity and quite fresh, although there's some rotting fruit bitterness here. Mix of strawberries and citrus.

Taste: Rather light, delicate mixture of fruity characteristics and a bit of hops and malt. Sweet aftertaste. Nothing very deep here.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied.

Overall: Easy drinking, fine for a warm day, but the fruit rot here is not really to my liking, at least when it's not combined with a stronger body or higher ABV. I've had the #9 a few times before, and thought it was ok, but this is the first time I really gave it a chance to impress. It didn't, but it's still a beer that I might have on a hot day if there's nothing nicer available.

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#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 4,729 ratings.