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RATINGS: 2128   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Patik (11) - New York, USA - JAN 12, 2004
I love this beer. It's just light enough with just the right amount of flavor. The aroma is worth a moment's savoring. In bottles it is good, but on tap it's great and has a bit more aroma.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3126) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2004
This wasn't bad. The label reads "not quite pale ale" so I was maybe expecting an ESB. Not until later did I discover that this is a fruit beer. The fruitiness is there, but not so overpowering to be objectionable to those who don't like a fruit beer. Although there's nothing like a Pale Ale anywhere in this beer, it is a smooth, drinkable beer worth trying.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 10, 2004
(draught) pale gold with white head. Fruity aroma. Flavors of apple, pinapple and appricot.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2004
For some reason this beer reminded me of a light flavored Scotish ale, Mc Ewans IPA or Saranac single malt. It's a fair brew but the overwhelming or most dominante taste seems to be a yeasty flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddon90 (1447) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2004
Pretty decent. Hazy, medium colored. Fruity, floral aroma. Fairly nice actually. Fruity taste. I noticed the apricot. Overall not bad, but fruit beers aren't generally my thing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
igneous1 (1495) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 28, 2003
hazy medium golden, nice white head. very fruity and very floral aroma. flavor is exactly the same...some grapefruit, some mango and unripe peach and pear. WAIT!!!! i just read austinpowers rating and realized mango wasnt the flavor...it is the apricot..just had to point that out

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8019) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2003
Copper coloured. This has a toast and butter with toffee aroma. Flavours are smooth, if flat. A mellow IPA, even? Has a sour fruit finish. A weird beer.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
peafarmer (1) - annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2003 does not count
This ale woke me up like no ipa ever has. Its taste is so unique and pleasant that I will add it to my "must have" list.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 20, 2003
Dark gold with a creamy white head. Smell and taste of sweet apricots. Minimal malt in the flavor but no hops to speak of. Smooth finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerman08 (17) - USA - DEC 11, 2003
A lot of hippies like this shit, but it's alright if you buy it too. It's a good beer just to sit and chill with, believe me, I ain't no pot smokin' hippie. Pick yourself up a sixer and drink. Peace


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