#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: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle from Woolworths Liquor, West Ryde, poured into a Golden Monkey tulip.

Pours an old gold colour with a nice small bubble, creamy looking head of off-white foam which retains extremely well. Little bit of wave lacing.

Smells sweet, honey is certainly there, sweet malt and candied and dried apricot. Not bad, but a touch sweet/perfumey if anything.

Taste is too sweet with a tiny bit of bush honey mixed with heaps of sweet malt and a little bit of a variation in the apricot that you smell.

Drinkability suffers with the sweetness. Nice body, but the finish is cloying and makes this a real slow sipper, when it ought to be a sessionable ale.

Below par, it doesn't do what a pale ale should and that is be refreshing and decently drinkable. Was keen to try this when I saw it, not real keen to buy another sadly. A pale ale with apricot seems like it could work, but this needs more work.

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A - Clear as glass, orange amber colour, a short lived thin white head, no lacing.

S - Apricot, orange and hint of yeast. Not a bad nose.

T - Honey and apricot with the slightest of hop bitterness.

M - Light to medium body with high carbonation.

O - Refreshing enough for a hot afternoon but not one for developed palates.

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#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 5,745 ratings
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