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#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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5,119 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,119
Reviews: 1,619
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.29%
Wants: 56
Gots: 695 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-09-1998

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
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: very decent 355mL brown bottle, funky label. Me likey!

Appearance: golden in colour with a small white head, average retention.

Aroma: aroma is apricots, peaches and coconut.

Taste: very interesting! The coconut, peaches, mango and apricots certainly follow in the taste.

Aftertaste: the sweetness gets a little bit much, but it is well constructed.

Mouth feel: mouth feel really backs up the flavours. Carbonation is medium without being over-powering, body is also moderate.

Overall: if you are after a really interesting fruit-based beer, this one is good for the price. I wouldn't have it all the time, and I certainly wouldn't have more than one or two in a sitting, but it is a good, interesting beer.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It was a beautiful opaque gold and had a decent white head. Smell was lightly fruity and not like yeast or bread. Taste was like a crisp lager with a hefeweisse. For me, best of both worlds...not too fruity, but. Very pleasing. I am not a pale ale fan so I was surprised how much I enjoyed this beer. It was great after being out in the heat, but is more complex than many summer seasonals.

#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 5,119 ratings.