#9 by Magic Hat Brewing Company
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Like most Fridays a bunch of us hooligans get together for a beer or too many. This week we planned to try a couple beers that we had never tried before. The first selection was #9.
No I have never tried this beer before, but I have tried other selections from Magic Hat and have never really been let down by them. So let’s get on with the show here.
#9 pours a hazy amber to a straw color with a very light head that dissipates very quickly. So quickly that at times you wondered if the beer ever had a head to begin with. I assure you it did, but just didn’t hang around very fast.
With #9 the one thing that stands out is the good amount of carbonation running up the side of the glass.
# 9 has a unique smell that is a little more different and has some small but subtle hints that are intriguing to say the least. What you experience first is a lot of the normal is a mild maltyness that is very familiar with just a touch of fruit.
Then you have what I would call chocolaty to coffee coming in strong with the woody note on the end. As I got another whiff of this brew I said to myself what mad scientist put this concoction together?
#9 hits you with a fairly good bite of crispness and a pretty fair amount of carbonation. The beer comes through with a very mild hoppy taste, with a minor fruit flavor, lots of fizz with a dry after taste. This to me is more of a summer time ale
#9 based on the smell alone comes across as a pretty strong beer, but it doesn’t back it up in the flavor department. It is an easy beer to drink with a mild pale ale like taste but it has it subtle differences that make it a unique beer all to its own.
#9 overall is a nice little beer that is very easy to drink, maybe too easy to drink! It is nice to drink something that has a twist from the same old same old. It’s not what you expect and that isn’t bad, but I’m sure some people might be put off by that.
#9 may not be for everyone but it is a decent beer that pack some unique flavors that are mask in the same old bottle. #9 won’t win any records but that mean anything to the people that enjoy it.
Verdict 4 of 6
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