#9 | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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78
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5,669 Ratings
THE BROS
75
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Vermont, United States
magichat.net

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,669
Reviews:
1,695
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
17.94%
 
 
Wants:
89
Gots:
1,254
For Trade:
1
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look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had on draft in a pint glass.

Arrived with no head and a slightly hazy orangey-gold body.

Aroma was very fruity with the apricots definitely being prominent. Also a faint metallic note and little malt detectable.

The flavor was nearly all apricots up front transitioning to a slightly toasty maltiness towards the finish. Mouthfeel was a little bit slick and oily making this a good thirst quencher.

Overall, not a bad beer and a good introduction to craft. Good on a hot day

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look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Poured a transparent fizzy yellow with a white head. Looked like an adjunct lager.

Didn't really have much smell, maybe a slight frutiness.

Not much taste a little sweetness.

Very carbonated like fizzy water. Thin mouth feel not much to it.

Overall this beer reminded me of a light lager was pretty awful.Worst beer I've had for a while.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on-draught into a beer stem-flute. I don't remember where. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a two finger head of slight cream, fair thickness, and good retention. Colour is a transparent clear bright copper.

Sm: Apricot, clean malts, and heavy fruit esters. Clean and fresh. Very welcoming and appealing.

T: Clean apricot, some light background hops, and clean malts as the foundation. Fruity but balanced. Simple yet effective. Very refreshing. Built well for what it is. No complexity or subtlety. Nothing unique here.

Mf: Smooth and wet, suiting the flavours nicely. Doesn't feel tailored specifically to the flavour profile. Light on the palate. A touch too thin.

Dr: Very drinkable. Does what it needs to. They were aiming for a simple refreshing beer, and in that they've succeeded. I'd have it again on-draught if it was offered at a good price.

B-

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#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
3.4 out of 5 based on 5,669 ratings.
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