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RATINGS: 2192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   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 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.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
desurfer (1259) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (5173) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2003
Strong apricot aroma, definately noticable on all levels. Great orange colour you'd expect from a nice pale ale. Good peach and apricot tones, but not enough beer tones. Some malt detected, but no hops...not a great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Superstar (45) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2003
Pleasantly light peach and apricot aroma and flavor dominate this beer... until the end when you're left with very watered down fruit juice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (3533) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2003 Pale. Decent head. I like this and I found it interesting with its strong notes of apricot. However, that's about all there is too it. Hops and malt are very mild and are overwhelmed by the fruity sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12440) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2002
Clear light copper body with quickly vanishing white head. Aroma is earthy hoppy, somewhat sweet, some apricot fruitiness. Taste is light -- moderately sweet apricot that’s tempered by some mild earthy hoppiness. Somewhat sticky on the palate, detracting from its summer-beer feeling.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
VTDeerHunter (51) - Vermont, USA - DEC 26, 2002
I just didn’t like this one. Maybe I’m not a fruit beer fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2002
This is weird, wild stuff. Still can’t figure it out. Odd color, odd balance. For some reason, I like it though.

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