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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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look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A decent brew by Magic Hat. One of my favorites back in college. This pours amber gold with a small white head. Aroma of apricots, tangerines, wheat?, a bit of brown sugar, some pine. Flavor follows with light citrus sweetness, only a small bit of bite, and a sweet finish. Mouthfeel is light medium with medium carbonation. Listed as a fruit beer might be a little misleading, while it is sweet and apparently contains fruit, this is more of a light sweet pale ale. Style is between pale ale and summer ale, and has a little spice, a little hops, and some slight citrus. I am curious if they changed things, as others seem to get a lot more fruit character than I do. Doesn't finish as clean as I would hope, but an okay beer overall.

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

Magic hat has always been very unique with there beer making. Everyone I have tasted has been excellent including #9. This beer has an excellent color and taste. The smell is kind of a fruity aroma. And the taste is the same with a bit of bitterness at the end.

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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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