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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2003
Both the aroma and taste are dominated by apricot. Not much hop flavor. Light bodied. Mouth-feel similar to that of a an ESB.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2003
With a good pour a good head follows.Never had a problem w/ this unique brew.The apricots smell of sufites though(problem#1?)Good orange almost Ipa appearance.Taste is good fake apricots w/ anchor style malts & some decent hops.A beer that has not let me down so far after all these...beers

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
MaBeer1972 (1246) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2003 What on Earth is this stuff? I was at a party last year when someone handed me one. It tastes like it's 150 years old! Pure crap! Unfortunately this is the lowest rating this site will allow me.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jwest (10) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 18, 2003
Very fruity. Other reviewers says it's apricot, so I'll go along with that but the aroma and flavor are more of a generic fruitiness. Mouthfeel is sweet and a touch too watery. Best described as drinkable and interesting but not distinguished.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
1more4dessert (326) - Upstate, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2003
A light ale with a hint of non-synthetic apricot essence. Not overly sweet. A bit to thin and hop starved for my taste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2004 Looks like a pale ale. Smells something like an English ale or ESB, except that there is more of a fruity aroma of apricots. Flavor is sweet and fruity. The finish is fairly dry with mild amounts of bitterness. Thanks ScottVacula!

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmhst30 (10) - Prospect Park, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2003
On of the few "fruity" beers that I've ever tasted that I actually like. The apricot essence is subdued enough as not to overpower.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2003
I wasn't to impressed here. Orangish color, fruity aroma, no head. Begins with a wierd fruityness and the rest of the flavor is just kind of watery and boring. It kind of tasted like an imcomplete pale ale. Maybe not bitter enough for me.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
CapFlu (4361) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2003
(Bottle) Must have got a bad bottle? Strange aroma... hops but some odd Hawaiian Punch additive. Pours copper with dissipated white head. Finishes dry. Average.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2003 This beer is one of my favorites. The smell is great, like apricots. Since most of taste is smell, it tastes great too, plenty of sweetness and bitterness. Pours a very nice head. This continues to be one of my favorite beers. Tastes like a pale ale until the big apricot finish. Classic brew.


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