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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregL40 (97) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 13, 2002
Good for drinking all day long on sunday during tripleheader nba playoffs. Smooth drinking with a funky aftertaste. Aftertaste is avoidable if you refrain from food.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
guinness4life (37) - USA - MAY 1, 2002
Way too fruity for my palate, interesting but wouldn’t purchase. I really do not like it due to sickening sweetness. In all fairness though, a well produced beer, but very weird taste, tastes like going camping i.e: very fruity and herbal with an almost raspberry aftertaste. Good beer if you want to get in touch with nature. Others try before you buy. Completely one of a kind though.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhenry76 (101) - Landenberg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2002
Fruity but not too sweet...not bad...probably won’t order it again

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - APR 22, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2003 Adequate apricot beer - certainly one of a kind. Not as good as a Lindemans lambic, for sure, but decent. First gulp, good. Fifth gulp, somewhat cloying.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davhgbrew (940) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2002
Cloudy orange appearance, creamy white head didn’t last long. Had a subtle fruity aroma with a crisp dry initial sip which I loved. The middle was full bodied and finished with a dry blueberry taste that I got a little sick of towards the end. Overall one of their best brews.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2002

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michaelm18 (118) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 13, 2002
This is definitely one of my favorite Magic Hats. I love that fruity taste.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kenned99 (3) - USA - APR 8, 2002 does not count

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aubrey (3432) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2002
Rerating: Huge ’bread dough’ nose with a yeasty aroma to boot. Smooth mouthfeel. Malty, in a ’bready, cake-like’ sort of way; very meaty and thick in that respect. Has a very curious malt bill. Some apricot in the back end. Cookie-dough sweetness is a little sticky and cloying. Fairly ’easy-to-drink,’ but it is a little strange. Overall, I found it not bad, but it would take some time to get used to. I don’t know if I could acquire an affinity for those eccentric malt flavors though.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dprior (118) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 11, 2002
The fruity aroma and taste was appreciated with the first gulp, but after 3 or for gulps it just got old and overdone. They need to tone this down some. There were some good hops hiding back there, but they couldn’t get out from under all that fruit.


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