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#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: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is not what I expected. Cloudy, looks like dirty gold. Nice white head that reduces to a thin head that lasts for the rest of the beer. Had a hard time placing the smell. I kept thinking of candy, like butterscotch. Taste was easier to describe, its a really nice maltiness with pickups of wheat and a little sweetness. Alcohol is easy to pick up as well. 2nd one went down easier than the 1st. Clean, somewhat dry finish. Nice. Fun beer to drink and I don't really go for fruit beers.

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

Poured into a nonic.

Pours a honey golden color with two fingers of rocky head. Retention is solid, lacing is ok.

Smells of apricot extract. Mild malt sweetness, grainy biscuit notes as well.

Tastes of apricot extract up front, mild grainy/biscuity malts, pretty clean actually, not really much else.

Acidic up front, but finishes on a creamy almost lactic texture. Well carbonated. Medium bodied.

Pretty straight forward. Flavor is mostly driven by the apricot extract. Not a bad beer by any means, but it would probably be pretty lame if it weren't for the apricot aspect.

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(One of my earliest ratings, new palate, etc.)??? Hard to classify.. Fruity palate, slight bitterness. A defeinite different brew, but again a mystery. Jury’s out on this one....

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#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 5,731 ratings
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