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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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (1384) - Granollers, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamJackson (2608) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Dark orange / brown. Nose is spicy, herbal and fruity. Taste is peppery with a bit of apricot and pear-like taste. dry finish but a bit too sweet.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
uncleben113 (8) - - AUG 7, 2014 does not count
Poured from a bottle bought in Chicago. Pours a slightly hazy, light gold with a hue of orange. Aroma is of malty sweetness and fruit. Very low hop character and I get hints of plum and apple. Flavor is slightly bitter right up front that quickly fades into moderate malty sweetness that lasts for a majority of the taste. Fruitiness is apparent with hints of apricot and citrus. I get the impression of stale hops and very little bitterness. The mouthfeel is pretty light and sticky. The back end of the taste is a lingering bitterness and metallic flavor. Overall,not a bad beer. This would be an OK beer for a day

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tbnguy (5) - - AUG 4, 2014 does not count
A refreshing beer for a hot summer day. Slight fruity aroma. Taste is a little too sweet for me, but a nice easy thirst quencher.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drsandman (310) - New York, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Pours a clear orange, med off white head. Aroma is funky apricot preserves, cereal, stale citrus hop. Flavor is fairly sweet apricot, bready malt. Med body, avg carbo. #gatewaybeer

2.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 1, 2014
De geur is heel goed, een echt abrikozenbier maar de smaak daarentegen is een serieuze tegenvaller.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mothergoose311 (25) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Nice apricot beer! Very light and refreshing! Pours clear and golden. Perfect for a summer day!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1873) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2014
served in standard pint glass HOPS: Cascade & Apollo / MALTS: Pale, Crystal A- yellow-golden. Pours with nearly 2-fingers of attractive off-white head; quickly drops to nice full coat. exceptional lace coating on glass as level drops. S - very fruity; Apricots!; detectable toasted malts. Highly distinctive (and hard to rate). T- sweet; mildly malty; unusual. Definitely "not quite pale ale". A slight bitterness eventually emerges in the finish. IBU = 20 M - pleasant; effervescent O: crisp & refreshing; very good hot weather brew. Also works for me in the other 3 seasons. (Notes from 10/2010 bottle)

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
commonmac (327) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Tap at Hard Rock in Orlando. Pint. Golden color with a medium amount of head. Lacing better than average. Aroma is very cereal and grain like...as is the taste. Some bitterness so you know they attempted to complement the malty sweet with hops. Mostly resembles other standard pale ales. Relatively solid mouthfeel bit finish is heavier than desired. Fond memories of this one in the Magic Hat grab bag at Liquor Lyle’s but that’s about it. Skippable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy00 (105) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Pours a light golden color with less than 1 finger of a head. Aroma of sweet fruit. Sweet malty flavor with a bit of a grape or sour apple. Little to no hop flavors or aroma present.


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