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RATINGS: 2238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EithCubes (5634) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2008 A long-overdue re-rate, was probably my second or third micro. Bottle. Lemon-citrus aroma, big perfume somewhere between rosehips and raspberries with a bit of apricot cough syrup mixed in. Noisy orange pour with a fizzy beige head. Malty, chalky, cough syrup taste, apricot and a touch of grain. Medium body with a bit of carbonation. Nice, and different, but a big disappointment from what I remember. Surely wouldn’t refuse another, though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - DEC 11, 2005
probably the best of the magic hat brands goes down smooth with a hint of fruit probably a decent beer to drink after dinner

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2005
Three quarter pint brown bottle purchased from Home Service Beer Beverage Discount Center, Glenview, NY. Hazy amber hued pale ale with nice apricot and malty aroma. No discernable head and carbonation. Light-to-medium bodied. Starts and finishes with a slightly sweet synthetic apricot flavor. No discernable hop. Though not my cup of tea, this is an interesting drinkable fruit flavored beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pbjclimber (150) - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2005
Poured a clear amber color without much head. There is a little taste of hops mixed with fruits, the taste of apricot is noticable. This is a decent beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gachupines (1251) - USA - DEC 2, 2005
Amber/golden with a thin head. Aroma is somewhat musty and fruity. Taste is malty, weak hops, and some fruit. Nothing too impressive here, probably wouldn’t pick it up again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - NOV 22, 2005
i had only heard of this beer, living on the west coast. i was eager to try it when i went to boston. surprisingly many bars/pubs have it on draft. poured light golden brown with little to no head. nose of musty fruits of apricots and apples. mouth pushes the same with a week backbone of maltor wheat and flat hops. thin and weak. what a horrible beer and disapointment. why the hell do they sell this crap? engine engine #9, you suck bro!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rib Eye (148) - USA - NOV 18, 2005
Weirdly fruity too hoppy palealish concoction. Not impressed. It seems as gimmicky as Magic Hat’s truly annoying and unnavigable website.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (3561) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2005
Thin white head dissipates quickly. Cloudy orange color. Dry, fruity taste with a sweet aftertaste on the palate. Creamy and full, though it feels like it should more like a wheat beer. Fun to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2005
Filter-bright golden orange with avg head. Dried apricot and bread crust aroma - like some toast with apricot ham. Slightly creamy, too-thick body. Comes across as a little starchy/pasty. Sort of a "good" version of Pyramid’s Apricot Ale - if such a thing exists.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2005
Thick white head, which slowly diminishes, weak hoppy aroma. Very strong wheat taste, with a light wheat aftertaste

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