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RATINGS: 2231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2004
Sampled @ brewery. Cloudy yellow color with a full malty aroma. The first thing you taste is blueberries and peaches. Then I come to taste the real mystery of this stuff which is ____. I know, but I'm not telling (unless you ask).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2004
Gold color, white head. Light body. Quite evident apricot aroma. The apricot taste is balanced by some bitterness, which fades to a sort of yeasty flavor. I've been a fan of it for a while, and usually find it quite refreshing. However there are times that I've had one and found it to taste awful, days that my taste buds just don't appreciate the fruityness of the beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2004
Deep gold w/ a lasting white head. Spicy, perfumey floral hop aroma, as well as pears and Macintosh apples lightly in the nose. Overall slightly bitter w/a seemingly dry finish that turns lightly sweet. Well balanced but definitely to bitter, toasty malt presence mid palate w/ some pear fruitiness. Lighter bodied w/ a medium carbonation and nice smoothness to it. Not quite sure exactly what it is, but the pear fruitiness is intersting to say the least. Drinkable, but from all the hype I've heard about this beer, I'd say it's a little over rated, but good for what it's worth

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3417) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 10, 2004
(draught) pale gold with white head. Fruity aroma. Flavors of apple, pinapple and appricot.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddon90 (1606) - Costa Mesa, California, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
igneous1 (1530) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9683) - Wigston, 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.

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