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#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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5,077 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,077
Reviews: 1,608
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.29%
Wants: 53
Gots: 644 | 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: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from above the glass about an inch gives this clear honey golden colored beer a pretty big white to off white head that settles into a sort of light lacing.

Dark fruits like apricots, light prunes maybe, with very light hops and caramel malt that is just as light blends well.

The taste is very similar to the aroma with apricots dominating over light caramel malts and light hops.

A very light dry aftertaste with just a hint of dried dark fruits, again apricots sticks out most.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into little cocktail glass.

A: Nice orange apricot color. Decent head with good head retention and lacing.

S: Buttered popcorn and apricot jellybeans!

T: Tastes just like it smells. Cascade hop presence throughout start to finish. A bit of wheatiness. A good bier, but a tad too sweet for me. Maybe the same recipe with a Belgian yeast would meld these flavors proper.

M: A bit light.

O: A nice summer refresher. Try one on.
Number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9,
number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9,
number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9,

Then there's this Welsh Rarebit wearing some brown underpants
About the shortage of grain in Hertfordshire
Everyone of them knew that as time went by
They'd get a little bit older and a litter slower but
It's all the same thing, in this case manufactured by someone who's always
Umpteen your father's giving it diddly-i-dee
District was leaving, intended to pay for

Number 9, number 9

Who's to know?
Who was to know?

Number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9,
number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9

I sustained nothing worse than
Also for example
Whatever you're doing
A business deal falls through
I informed him on the third night
When fortune gives

Number 9, number 9, number 9

People ride, people ride
Ride, ride, ride, ride, ride
Ride! Ride!

9, number 9, number 9, number 9

I've missed all of that
It makes me a few days late
Compared with, like, wow!
And weird stuff like that
Taking our sides sometimes
Floral bark
Rouge doctors have brought this specimen

I have nobody's short-cuts, aha…

9, number 9

With the situation

They are standing still

The plan, the telegram

Ooh ooh

Number 9, number


A man without terrors from beard to false
As the headmaster reported to me
My son he really can try as they do to find function
Tell what he was saying, and his voice was low and his hive high
And his eyes were low


Number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9,
number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9,

So the wife called me and we'd better go to see a surgeon
Or whatever to price it… yellow underclothes
So, any road, we went to see the dentist instead
Who gave her a pair of teeth which wasn't any good at all
So I said I'd marry, join the fucking navy and went to sea

In my broken chair, my wings are broken and so is my hair
I'm not in the mood for whirling

Um da

Dogs for dogging, hands for clapping
Birds for birding and fish for fishing
Them for themming and when for whimming

Only to find the night-watchman
Unaware of his presence in the building

Onion soup

Number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9

Industrial output
Financial imbalance

Thrusting it between his shoulder blades

The Watusi
The twist


Take this brother, may it serve you well

Maybe it's nothing
Maybe it's nothing
What? What? Oh

Maybe even then
Impervious in London
Could be difficult thing
It's quick like rush for peace is
Because it's so much

It was like being naked
If you became naked

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A: Pours a golden an orange liquid into the glass. A one finger high head with small bubbles. The head stays even after a couple of minutes. Carbonation is visible, almost like a sparkling wine. Leaves a lot of lacings on the glass when I start drinking. Looks nice!

S: Smells sweet, apricots and tropical fruits. Grassy tones and small amount of hops. After a while some blue cheese tones appear. None of the smells are distinct.

T: Tastes a lot of apricots! Some earthy tones together with some spicy hops at the end. It's almost like there are German or Czech hops in it. Tettnanger hops maybe?

M: Very drinkable. Light in body. Carbonation is medium and the bubbles tickles the tongue lightly.

O: A very nice beer for a warm summer day. Feels refreshing and it slips down easily while still not tasting bland.

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#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 5,077 ratings.