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RATINGS: 2107   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.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
CamdenD (1059) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 23, 2004
Umm... I liked this beer in high school -- that should tell the whole story. Interesting beer to show someone who doesn’t think you can add apricot to a beer. Just don’t have them expect it to taste that good. No hops to speak of, relatively light (drinkable), reminded me of a beer-spritzer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aceboxer (15) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2004
Color is murky gold, nose is very strong, flavor is distinctive, fruity essence with a distinct flavor, finish is much more subtle than taste for a nice well rounded beer.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
radiomgb (2181) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2004
Golden yellow in colour. Aroma of apricots, mild hops and slightly sweet. Flavour was of apricots, hops, very sweet. Medium bodied. Finishes very sweet and dry. Not bad but I can appreciate Dogfish Head ApriHop a lot better.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 7, 2004
White head, clear pleasant slightly hoppy nose. Nice soft fruity aroma, matches well medium bodied, well rounded ale Very drinkable. Nice apricot finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7456) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2013 2013-04-29. No notes. much fruitier when fresh. 7/3/6+/3/13-14 Sampled at the brewery

March 2007. Draft @ Coles in Buffalo. Golden yellow with a small white head. Fruity apricot aroma (6+) with similar fruit character in the flavour. Light wheaty tartness to the malt base. Average palate is slightly more full but not quite medium. Pleasant but does not make me reach for another. 6+/3/6+/13 - 3.2

June 2004. Mondial. Bottle. Yellow amber body with a white head. Slighty fruity apricot in the aroma. Pleasant, fairly light and restrained apricot flavour. Quite pleasant and easy to drink. Very well balanced, and not at all cloying. Mondiale 3T (Radek). 6/3/7/3/15 - 3.4

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2004
Nasty apricots on nasty toasted white bread. Deep gold body. Moderately sweet flavor becomes a lightly sweet, lightly bitter. No no no. Medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: ack.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
hopnpop (69) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2004
Been to a hair salon lately? I think this beer was too. The aroma reminds me of hair dye and perfume. Unfortunately, it tastes like hair dye too. Perhapo I had a bad bottle. Regardless, I’ll leave this one for the stylists to enjoy. Yuck!!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ross (2073) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2004
hm, not bad, not great either. i couldnt drink more than the 22 oz i bought of it though. pours orange colored. strong smell of apricot. apricot taste too, but this is a kind of pleasent taste to accompany the brew. not something i would buy again, but its not something to pour out either. worth trying once.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2004
This is like eating a bucket of buttered popcorn, whew! Lots of apricot in the aroma, even when the bottle is first popped. Slightly overwhelming. This is like eating a piece of white bread toast with lots of butter and apricot jam, not cloying our sour, but definitely over the top. As the cap says, ’you can win, if you can grin.’

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2004
Hazy orange. fast rising bubble and lively white head. Sea salt and dry apricot nose. Very fruity throughout, dry at the back of my throat. Some strange bitter and sour notes wrestled at the finish. I also found some strange rotten-like flavor lurking in the finish.


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