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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2004
On tap - Waterfront Manhattan. A subtle fruity aroma. Mid brown colour with not much head. Fruity hoppy flavour but needing balance and served too cold. I didn't know this was a fruit beer at the time of drinking and am suprised to see its description. What fruit is it???

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Timbowl2 (10) - USA - APR 6, 2004
Mysterious indeed. Has a unique fruity part too it, unlike most any other. Very refreshing, not too heavy at all. The aroma is stupendous, giving off a very sweet scent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - APR 1, 2004
Orange gold color, Large sized, white foamy head. Aroma is orange and sweet. A medium bodied Pale Ale/fruit beer. Malts are nutty and sweet. Hops are spicy and slightly bitter. Brewed with coriander, orange and ??? Whatever is there is very different, the apricot flavor is there, but there is something else as well. Nicely balanced. Interesting beer. Perhaps a little sweet? Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 31, 2004
Apricot indeed. The fruit flavor comes out about 10 seconds into the experience. Nice color, responds well to the light of most any bar. If you like the taste, seems to be an easy brew for repeat rounds. However, the flavors are a bit mixed as you go down the pint -- a brew with an identity crisis, it seems.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sfontain (818) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2004
UPDATED: APR 22, 2004 My cap: "Don't Throw Stones at Others' Bones." Cloudy golden/orange color with a white thin that quickly becomes nonexistant. Strong, fruity aroma of apricot (and peach?). Clean feel with decent carbonation. Beyond that, this is kind of disappointing... Apricot taste goes away quickly and leaves a mild pee aftertaste with very little hops. I like this stuff with nacho cheese Doritos; I am sure I'm in the minority on that one. :) I would rather take some fruit juices and add some vodka than pay for this regularly.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2004
Cloudy golden amber with an average white head. Sweet, fruity aroma with the apricot really coming to the forefront. Light hops underneath have a rather marginal presence in the aroma. Average body with decent carbonation and a pretty good mouthfeel. The flavor has a nice balance of sweet fruit and bitter hops. Not the most outstanding beer ever, but not too bad either. Drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Duke (117) - New York, USA - MAR 26, 2004
Slightly cloudy amber with a decent white head. Aroma is all fruit, almost artifical like. Taste is not nearly as sweet as aroma. Turns out much better than average.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2004
Pours something of a muddy, light amber with a giant head that dissipates to a thin fuzz, but lasting. Aromas of apricots, dirt candy, honey or vanilla. Flavors are unique indeed: apricot jam on lightly toasted white bread, sweet hay-ish hoppiness. The palate is the most unique or odd part. Sort of fluffy at first, creamy but very dry, eventually a tad cloying AND mineral...huh. Nice bitterness and yummy cascades from middle to back. The beer leaves the palate feeling moist, despite the dryness. An interesting beer, to say the least; not one I'll rush back to or shy away from.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2004
Draught, at Tabla, Madison Square, Manhattan.
Rich golden colour with a smooth fine creamy beige head. Lovely drink with my good buddy Funk. Crisp, refreshing, fruity flavour is smooth and inviting. Apricot and vanilla in equal measures. Could have easily drunk several more of these. Palate is silky and smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2004
Sweetish fruity beer with definite, but not overpowering, notes of apricot. I've always liked this beer a lot. Medium copper color with a medium white head that leaves some thin lace. Very drinkable.


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