#9 | Magic Hat Brewing Company

5,682 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 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

33cl bottle. No freshness date in spite of promises on the label.

A: Clear deep gold, minimal lacing and v. small head.

S: Smells of overripe fruit gone a bit bad with some butter.

T: The fruit is overwhelming. Some background maltiness, the wheat does show when you know it is there but the main flavor is an overpowering slightly artificial funky fruit.

M: Dry and crisp with medium carbonation. Fresh and drinkable.

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

A - Does dark yellow make sense? Maybe light orange? Either way it is mostly clear with a little cloudiness with a nearly nonexistent head.

S -- Sweet with more maltiness coming through than fruit or hop.

T -- Pleasant touch of bitterness and nice amount of apricot. Finish is a little bitter but it also leaves behind a decent amount of sweetness.

M -- Other than what I said above, it is a touch oily and medium bodied despite the level of carbonation.

O -- Good offering as a draft stand by. It has a good solid taste and isn't too threatening. I'd love to pair this with Thai.

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

A beer that has become a regular in my fridge and at tailgates. Floral aroma with some citrus. Nice medium sized white head. Flavor is of apricots and other citrus fruit. Smooth and refreshing. Have had this in can, on tap, and in the bottle. Like seeing more beers being available in cans.

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Served in a Perfect Pint.

A=Nice rich medium gold color with 1 finger head.

S=Faint fruity smell.

T=Rather bland...a fainty hint of citrus, but not the apricot or peach others have been tasting...more like orange. Update: 1/22/12: Had another bottle after drinking an A-B Natural Light...FWIW, I enjoyed this much more than the first time and could taste the apricot...funny how a second go around can change your mind...anyway, upped the taste from 2.5 to 4.0.

M=Rather drinkable, could be a session beer on a hot summery day.

O=Not something I would purchase again; I still have two bottles left and will re-evaluate if I can find a decent pairing.

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#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
3.4 out of 5 based on 5,682 ratings.
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