#9 | Magic Hat Brewing Company

5,683 Ratings
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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: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewing based on the bottle I just drank, though I've had this beer countless times from bottles, taps, and growlers.

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear pale amber color with a small white head. Smell right up front of apricot and other fruits. Slight hint of citrus to the smell as well. Rather sweet smelling. Taste is interesting, definitely get a lot of apricot, also tastes a lot like peach. There's a nice malty sweetness in the background as well as a citrus and spicy bitterness to balance things out. Medium carbonation and a medium body make this beer very pleasant to drink. Finishes nice a clean with a crispness to it. I have to say this may not be one of my highest rated beers, but it's one that I keep coming back to. It's so readily available around here and so reasonably priced that it's a really good value for what you get. I also always enjoy drinking it during this time of year (fall). So to sum it up, not the greatest, but an excellent value as far as what you get for what you pay for it.

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Pours a hazy slightly orange, golden color with a frothy white head that leaves good chunk of lacing.

Smells of floral and fruity notes.

Tastes of a bit of fruity notes and... not much else. Some fruits come through upfront, which I assume are apricots. A bit of grainy sweetness comes through and adds to the fruit. Some lightly floral notes come through a bit as well. But overall, relatively light and bland.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is what I remembered, a light, inoffensive beer meant to appeal to people who don't have a lot of beer experience. I think it accomplishes that goal, which is a good thing, but when placed in the grand scheme of things, it is not a beer that is worth going back to.

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#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
3.4 out of 5 based on 5,683 ratings.
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