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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HighlanderOne (1024) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2012 RE RATE 5/2012. Poured from bottle. Aroma - apricots - can almost smell the fuzz. Cloudy gold, barely a head. Apricot flavor leads the way , also a bitterness, but I’m not sure if it’s apricot or hop. Slightly sweet malt rounds out the flavor and dry feel. Still a favorite summer choice.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2002
Good fruity type beer, but I would rather spend my money on Sam’s Summer Ale. I had this on tap up in N.H. and it was great, but then I bought it in bottles...well lets just say the tap is way better.

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 (945) - Seattle, Washington, 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


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