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RATINGS: 2132   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
KarMa0ne (5) - USA - DEC 26, 2004 does not count
Gold pour , typical head after aggresive pour. Sweet apricot nose; hops faint. Smells like fruit. Good carbonation. Malty start, sweet wheat, apricot finish, with noticible hop character. Palate is nothing special. Not a hearty beer, yet it is not refreshing. Good festival beer, good drink all day at a cook out, or at bonnaroo.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsquire (3443) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2004
Deep golden color out of the bottle with a thin white head. The aroma is dominated by apricot syrup. Flavors of apricot, lemon, berries and water with a honey sweetness. It is an odd beer. Why don’t they give any information on a Magic Hat label?

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2500) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2004
Bright dark gold colour with a fizzy head that dissipates to a ring. Strong bouquet of american hops and fruit: apricot, peach, strawberry. Fruity flavour with apricot and banana accentuated by citrusy hops. A slight sweetness that obviously comes from malt. Very smooth feeling with a medium body. An unplesant sourness, though. I would like this beer a lot more if it were a bit drier and the fruit came out as a refreshing tartness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2004
Pours a clear golden color with yeast in suspension, which surprises me a lot, very thin white head. Interesting aroma of apricots, malt and hops. The flavor is fruity, apricots, I also feel the skin of the fruit, with hops and malt, mild bitter finish. Medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation. Surprising, I thought it would be of little interest but I find it to be an interesting and easily drinkable fruit beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2004
bottle...golden pour with small off white head. Fruity aroma, quite sweet. Kinda reminds me of peaches or passion fruit or something like that. Sweet fruity start, mellowing in the middle, still sweet. Malty to finish with some grassy tones. A decent fruit beer, very quaffable.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Boutip (4701) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
Bottle: Poured orangey color ale with almost no head or carbonation. Aroma is quite weak but I can distinguish some sweet fruity flavour and some malt. Taste is almost indescribable, like a mix between some poorly grown apricot (lacking flavour and sweetness) and malt that doesn’t do any favour to this mix. Like all fruit beer, they can be a wonderful experience when correctly balanced or a complete disaster when things go wrong, such as this case was. Almost needs to wonder if this was a bad bottle.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jde123 (764) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 12, 2004
A decent ale, pours translucent amber, like sunlight peering through clouds. Nice feel to this one, not too fizzy, very nice. Flavor is a little bland, not much to it. Towards the end of the bottle, the flavor I that was really coming through to me was rye bread.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2004
Clean golden pour, highly filtered appearance. Small white head but too mucg carbonation to give it any staying power. Little and thin lacing. Very fruity and pleasant aroma with just a touch of hops. Flavor bursting of apricots and mandarin orange. Almost a bit too fruity at first but the expected (and braced-for) cloying sweetness never attacked. I really liked this beer but it would be hard to drink more than 2 or 3 in a sitting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ian2000gsxr (69) - USA - DEC 10, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2005 Fruity smell and taste. Very pleasant. Great for chillin on a warm summer day

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
maltdog (617) - Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2004
Gold, very clear, large fast bubbles form a wispy head head with no retention. Light creamy apricot aroma with the barest undercurrent of nutty malt. Nearly flavorless; white bread soaked in water, hints of apricot and flowers. Sharp carbonation and dry crisp finish. Watery palate. Faint artificial peach flavor aftertaste. Overall, this is a completely pointless as beer, and hardly qualifies as flavored water. A beverage fit for babies and girly-men.


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