#9 | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Vermont, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-09-1998

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

#9 brewed by Magic Hat Brewing Company. This brew has an ABV of 5.1 and pours out a dark amber color. There is a small White head to this brew. The smell is rich with grains. The taste is rich and smooth. #9 goes down with and smooth with a clean finish. There is a slight bite at the end of this brew. The bite is nothing over powering. #9 is a well balanced brew nothing over done in this brew. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4 out of 5. I would get this brew again.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A - light gold, translucent, very little head which disappears quickly, nice lacing
S - actually, no discernible smell
T - fruity, mostly taste of oranges, crisp and refreshing
M - light carbonation
O - a good summer beer. Goes down easy. Could drink a few at one sitting, but not have the need to repeat anytime soon.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company aka the "not quite pale ale" is considered a fruit/vegetable brew here on BA, but I'll attest that this is much more an embodiment of this product's AKA moniker. Poured from the bottle into a class, #9's head clears away very quickly, as do most ales I've experienced. Impressive lacing. Medium amber body, certainly NOT pale.

Smells faintly of peaches and plums.

By gosh, by golly I taste that well. Who'da'thunk'd it? Perhaps a wheaty crispness, but this is by no means related to the witbier family. Very clean and crisp with absolutely NO lingering elements. A fitting choice for Magic Hat's summer collection.

Very clean mouthfeel here

Overall a 3.75 for this refreshing brew. I dig the faint fruit elements, too. The fact that this is called a fruit beer kind of puzzles me, but I enjoyed #9 nonetheless. This brew would be a great choice for any hot, sweaty summer refreshment with a quality brew. I will certainly buy this brew again.

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#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 5,784 ratings