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RATINGS: 2231   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
openwindow (67) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 31, 2005
Very unique beer. Very stong fruity aroma (not sure I’d have pinpointed apricot if I wasn’t aware it was in there). Taste is sweet, with equal parts of fruit and hops. Aftertaste has a slight hoppy flavor, but is dominated by the fruit flavor. Not usually a fan of fruit beers but this one is unique and different. MUCH better draft than bottle.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2005 Fruit beers are not my thing, so I will say that I tried to like it an failed. The pour was kind of weak because there was no head. In the flavor I picked up a fig newton flavor which was kind of interesting. The mouthfeel was fine. This beer was just not my style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flynnguy (14) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2005
Smooth beer with a hint of apricot. There really is nothing like it and it’s probably my second favorite Vermont brew next to Long Trail Ale. The first sip kindof suprises you because you don’t expect it. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2005
Fruity aroma and taste. Light amber color in the glass. Watery but good finish. Very sweet beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
growler (74) - West Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2005
12 oz. bottle. Pours a straw colored gold with a wispy white head. Has a fruity aroma of peaches, apricots and raspberries. Very little bite from the hops that were used. Although not my kind of beer, I was somewhat suprised. It was quite refreshing. Wouldnt mind trying it again on a hot summer day. I guess if you like the fruity tasting stuff, give it a try!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2005
my notes say it tastes a lot like sierra with the spices. :) but i had both... anyways, poured on tap, definitely spiced and nice thick white head on an amber body. medium mouthfeel. kind of coats the mouth and throat as it goes down. really liked this one, smooth but powerful. mmm..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (6013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2005
Yellowish, slightly cloudy appearance. Notes of cherry, and cranberry, maybe blueberry in the nose. Taste like Apricot and peach, plus some orangey note, as well. Ever so slight bitterness at the end.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2005
fruit fruit fruity fruit fruit fruit fruit fruity fruit fruit fruit fruit fruity fruit fruit APRICOTS!!!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2004
#700. There is no reason I chose this for number 700, just happened to fall on that number. I wish I were able to find a more spectacular brew for 700 but I’m stuck on an Island with a shitty brew selection. Well this pours a nice copper/amber with a tall white head. Very fruity apricot aroma, thats about all i can smell, the apricot is being its stinky self. Taste starts a bit sweet and fades to light tartness. Apricots rule the flavor the whole way through this brew.Some light hops balance out the beer a bit, medium body, with a mild bitter/tart finish.

   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.

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