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RATINGS: 2158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Apricot flavouring
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 beer brewed clandestinely and given a name whose meaning is never revealed. Why #9? Why, indeed. A sort of dry, crisp, fruity, refreshing, not-quite pale ale. #9 is really impossible to describe because there’s never been anything else quite like it. Fermented with our 150 year old strain of top-fermenting English yeast.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - OCT 24, 2005
Tap at Bidwell’s in Coventry, CT. First off, this has always been my good luck beer for UConn basketball. First had this during the BET in 99, and proceeded to have another one for every game the rest of the year. Take that, Duke! Anyway, this was a little reminiscent of SA Cherry Wheat, except apricot instead of cherry, and not nearly as nauseatingly sweet as the SA. It has a sweet and dry mouthfeel as the apricot and wheat take over the palatte. It’s slightly dry to finish. All in all, it’s a good beer to have during the big game. Go Huskies!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 23, 2005
Beer #25 for me at the WBF. Another really unique beer at the festival. Lots of apricot. Pretty exciting. The barley was definitely pushing through a bit too. Overall a very sweet beer, but tastey. Something different.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2006 ~~Org. Ar.6 Ap.3 Fl. 6 Pa. 3 O.I.14 = T.S. 3.2. ~~ had this on tap at some Fox Sport bar in an airport in PA. The only thing move vauge than that is prob. my rating. As I was already feeling swell, I ordered based on Tap designs.... the cool 9 did it. Anyway, I didn’t get much fruit out of it. Seemed rather an average ale, with little malts and an easy hop linger... too easy. I thought it was an American Strong Ale? or something like that.... but whatever, it was only ok. - ---- Now looking back... very average... no fruit. Nasty cheap pale. Not too impressed. Lowered Score to present 2.6... damn. 12/ 28/ 06.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11215) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2005
on tap-pours a white head, color is yellow-gold. Aroma is malt. Taste is malt with some darker malts. OK carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MIBRomeo (2566) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2005
orangish brown small bubbled white head. Very light perfume & floral hop aroma. Avg palate. Very odd flavor very perfumy hop some light grains spices and hints of rose petals as well as an unidentified weak light fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 11, 2005
Draught. Clear copper color with thin off-white head. Apricot and caramel aroma. Apricot flavor well balanced with the malt. Dry rather than sweet. Very good.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2005
Amber body with a small wispy white head. Silage and nutmeg-spicy white bread aroma. The flavor is light, dry, citrus oily with dusty caramel malt. Green, viney finish .

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Terminus (3283) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - OCT 10, 2005
bottle-plurs an apricot hue with a nice soapy white head and good lacing. aroma of metallic fruits-berries and grains with a light diacytl butter note. flavors of highly grainy with light fruity notes and sunflower seeds. slightly oily body that was thin with moderate carbonation, which i thought would be higher than it was. This is not very good, but thanks to hopdog for the try.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcr (2221) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2005
Nice-looking pour — light copper with bubbly head. Aroma of apricot and lightly toasted, flowery malts. Light berry and apricot flavor that competes with the malts. Short fruity finish. Light to medium body with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - OCT 5, 2005
Gold-amber color, small head. Nose is distinctly apricot. Inital apricot flavor fades after about the 4th sip. I did not realize this was supposed to be an apricot beer until I really checked out the label. I actually liked this beer, but I would not consider it a good example of a fruit beer.


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