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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3365) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2004
Aroma is a bit fruity, with some earhty hops. Nice orange body. Flavor is of tropical fruit (apricot apparently) woven into a good American pale. Easy drinker and tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2004
On draft at the Manayunk event. Pours gold, with aroma of malt, hops, slight citrus, and slight fruit. Tastes like a somewhat fruity, less hoppy pale, with a decent finish. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2004
One of my personal favorites. Has a very nice clean golden look to it. There is a enticing aroma of apricot and hops and a big and natural fruit flavor that meshes nicely with the malt. The hops are present and don't hide behind the apricot, but are not the main part of this beer. I bring back a 6 every time I go to New England.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - APR 25, 2004
(Bottle) Amber/orange in color with a small white head. Good hop flavor that is moderated by the apricots. Easy drinking; an very good beer that I'd never turn down.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - APR 24, 2004
Pours cloudy orange with a average head. Small apricot flavor and scent. Somewhat bitter, but enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2004
Bottled. Not a bad beer. I'm just not a big fan of Apricots. Kind of took away the hoppiness for me.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3585) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 18, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2008 [bottle] Amber color with a very thin head. Aroma of fruit, mainly apricots. Very interesting taste... fruity and crisp with nice malty blend and finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shadey (1916) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 17, 2004
Good beer for just every day drinking. Light color, great flavor. A different and very enjoyable beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFGrind (1860) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2004
Appearance was cider-like, amber body and thin off-white head. Aroma had more than an essence of apricot. This was a great, refreshing beer. Apricot flavor did not taste processed, it's natural flavor blended well with the malt for a perfect level of sweetness. Magic Hat has brewed a solid beer with #9.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2004
Have been partial to this beer for many years. Hazy orange and gold, creamy white head. Lots of apricot, earth and malt in the nose. Similar in taste, but you actually can feel the bittering hops battle the fruit to the end. Medium bodied with a dryish finish. Easy drinking on a warm summer day. I'll never kick #9 aside.


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