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#9 | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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5,726 Ratings

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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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

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

Pours clear golden yellow, with a quickly dissipated dirty white head, which leaves no lacing.

Smells kind of fruity, but not a fruit I would normally associate with beer. It's almost tropical mango, but not really, and it certainly isn't much like apricot. Kind of strange.

Taste has a hint of the strangeness right off the bat, but is followed by a slightly dirty malts flavor and a tangy finish.

Texture is lighter, with a bit of fizzy feel, but easy to drink.

Apricots huh? Not so much. Not how I like my fruity beer.


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look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a golden color with a weak white head. the head looked to start strong but quickly dissipated.

The aroma on this is pure apricot. Outside of the apricot there isn't much else besides cereal/grain on the nose.

The flavor offers even more fruitiness and some slight butter. This is a well carbonated light pale ale. A good intro beer for someone who is new to craft beer. Good mouthfeel and a crisp finish makes this beer somewhat enjoyable.

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#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 5,726 ratings
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