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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2003
Golden color, no head, fruity citrus peach nose. Some dryness comes about and the beer dries off the tongue.

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2003
Nice apricot/fruit aroma, poured light gold, good head and lacing. Body was on the thinner side, sweet and full of soft fruits. Apricot lingers awhile at the finish, then it dries out and gains an unwelcome "off" flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorwart (2370) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2003
Decent frothy head which lingers for a while. Slight aroma of peaches. Great color of medium orange/brown with great clarity amd carbonation. Flavor of sweet peaches and malt. Definately on the fruity side but not over-whealming. Finish is sweet and pleasant with very little aftertaste. An interesting brew and a tasty one to be experienced.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2003
Clear gold body. medium white head, peaches and apricot in the nose. Somewhat sweet, with cereal malts, fruity flavors. Perhaps some wheatiness.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DYCSoccer17 (3305) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 22, 2003
A Pretty good beer. If you don't care for a sweeter, fruity brew, I wouldnt recommend this one. This beer has a noticeable pear/white grape finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2003
Pretty thick white head. Looks nice. Nose is light and refreshing tart fruitiness, green apples and esters all over the nose. Finishes clean and dry with an almost cherrylike character among the sweet malts.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 17, 2003
Magic Hat Beer Tasting, Brighton, MA -- This is much better from a tap than from a bottle. The golden honey color was extremely eye pleasing, and the hoppy aroma with the faint sweet scent of apricot essence made the nose happy. The taste had a bitter front, which was actually very easy on the tongue (due to underhopping). The hints of apricot in the finish slowly gave way to a nice bitter aftertaste. This is SO not the beer I had from a bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - FEB 16, 2003
peachy aroma, peaches throughout with a peachy/malty finish, a classic Phish show beer drank at a Phish show so has to get some points

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
desurfer (1212) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2003
A good beer for the summer, but too fruity for my taste. The apricot is overwhelming. Still, I would buy this again.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2004 The first time I had this beer I thought it was great! I was like wow! It seemed to be bursting with so many flavors. The second time I drank it I thought of hair spray.


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