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#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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5,124 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,124
Reviews: 1,621
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.29%
Wants: 56
Gots: 698 | 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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12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

pours a clear golden tone while yielding a good 1" of creamy off white head. decent retention and a bit of lacing. soild presentation. underside of the caps reads, "life in a hurry makes everything blurry." feel like i should dock points for that. nose pack a good dose of apricot, maybe a little peach, along with secondary notes of honey and malt.

flavor follows the nose closely with apricot being the star, and peach, honey, and some toasted malt rounding out the supporting cast. decent flavor.

overall, given the mediocre reputation of this beer i was prepared for a slam review going in, but not so. don't get me wrong, it's no superstar, but i find it to be an easy drinking, relatively flavorful fruit beer. great for summer months.

edit: the fruity/apricot flavor tends to wear on the palate after a while, i don't think i'd go for more than one or two (max) at a time.

(originally reviewed: 06-27-2011)

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#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 5,124 ratings.