1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company

Not Rated.
#9#9

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
77
okay

4,667 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,667
Reviews: 1,569
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.29%
Wants: 36
Gots: 388 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of #9 Alström Bros
Ratings: 4,667 | Reviews: 1,569 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Bito401
Bito401

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -11.5%

02-01-2012 01:53:08 | More by Bito401
Photo of disemgrowler
disemgrowler

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -11.5%

01-31-2012 22:17:51 | More by disemgrowler
Photo of Stoffel
Stoffel

Texas

4/5  rDev +18%

01-31-2012 21:13:22 | More by Stoffel
Photo of slimntubbs
slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -41%

01-30-2012 06:18:28 | More by slimntubbs
Photo of Murrhey
Murrhey

Montana

2.58/5  rDev -23.9%

Poured in a pint glass from a bomber. Reviewed live.

A- Tiny off-white head. Little retention, no lacing to speak of. Nice semi-cloudy honey color.

S- Apricot and honey are the biggest smells I get. Not overpowering yet quite appetizing. I'm excited to drink this beer.

T- Hmm. Not as good as I was expecting. Medicinal and soapy tones overshadow the apricot and hops. Unfortunate.

M- Medium bodied with heavy carbonation. No linger.

O- The aroma is the best part of this, too bad the taste doesn't match up.

01-30-2012 04:25:46 | More by Murrhey
Photo of makaip
makaip

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -11.5%

01-30-2012 04:18:42 | More by makaip
Photo of Photoglaugher
Photoglaugher

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

01-30-2012 03:11:54 | More by Photoglaugher
Photo of Banxx
Banxx

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

01-30-2012 02:15:24 | More by Banxx
Photo of jimelee108
jimelee108

Illinois

3/5  rDev -11.5%

01-30-2012 01:00:43 | More by jimelee108
Photo of atomicbeer
atomicbeer

New Mexico

3/5  rDev -11.5%

Pours a clear dark gold with one finger off white head that settles to a thickish covering. Moderate carbonation. First hit is an intense chewy toasty carmamelly malt aroma followed by peach, date, and caramel apple. The taste is browned apple and peach butter on toast. This is something different. Can't really say I like it, but after a 6 pack it kind of grew on me. Decent enough and quaffable but more or less a" meh."

01-30-2012 00:31:33 | More by atomicbeer
Photo of tyleeis
tyleeis

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

01-29-2012 22:35:54 | More by tyleeis
Photo of TrickkyGangsta
TrickkyGangsta

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

01-29-2012 21:49:33 | More by TrickkyGangsta
Photo of RandyKemka
RandyKemka

New York

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

01-29-2012 21:15:43 | More by RandyKemka
Photo of beerborn
beerborn

Georgia

4/5  rDev +18%

01-29-2012 21:13:50 | More by beerborn
Photo of RexBiceps
RexBiceps

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +18%

01-29-2012 13:05:16 | More by RexBiceps
Photo of VaterRoss
VaterRoss

North Carolina

3.08/5  rDev -9.1%

12oz bottle into tumbler, no BB

Just barely hazy peach colored, with a small white head that leaves too soon for my taste, some active carb visible. After a few minutes there is no head to speak of. Stale fruit and something a bit metallic, floral tones as well. Taste starts off with low quality lager but thankfully becomes decidedly fruity, apricots front and center and some peach. Has a hint of "bad beer" aftertaste. Mouthfeel is extremely light and medium carb.

Not a bad beer, but not quite a good beer either. A good entry into beer for a non drinker featuring high drinkability and sweetness. If it didn't have hints of less than stellar beer going on in the beginning and end of the taste, it would be quite a pleasant beer.

01-29-2012 06:03:03 | More by VaterRoss
Photo of beer272
beer272

New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +23.3%

A - The beer had a nice aroma and good carbonation. No lacing seen. A pale golden beer in the tavern lights.

S - You could smell and taste the apricot. It seemed the apricot used a concentrated source.

T - I thought they did a great job balancing the hops and malt. You could pick up the hops easily in the after taste.

M - Body was good.

O - Not a beer I would drink, not my style.

Cheers

01-29-2012 02:41:50 | More by beer272
Photo of elec
elec

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -11.5%

01-28-2012 05:37:21 | More by elec
Photo of lilnicky068
lilnicky068

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

01-28-2012 05:34:23 | More by lilnicky068
Photo of EvanWilliams
EvanWilliams

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

01-28-2012 04:16:13 | More by EvanWilliams
Photo of


3/5  rDev -11.5%

You rated this beer. Add a review.

01-26-2012 21:24:01 | More by
Photo of prolixist
prolixist

New York

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

01-26-2012 20:53:20 | More by prolixist
Photo of getbehindthemule
getbehindthemule

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

01-26-2012 15:46:20 | More by getbehindthemule
Photo of mptorpey
mptorpey

Delaware

2.78/5  rDev -18%

A: A light copper look with a light to medium white head.

S: Sweet with fresh apriocts smooth malt and no hops.

T: Medium body with light carbonation and a sweet dried apricot finish. The fruit tends to over power the finish of the beer.

O: A nice specitality beer that is easy to drink.

01-26-2012 07:58:16 | More by mptorpey
Photo of Condorup
Condorup

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -70.5%

01-26-2012 02:17:44 | More by Condorup
#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 4,667 ratings.