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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
spittle8 (124) - California, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Poured from a bottle, San Diego. **This one is a bit aged - sat in my beer chest for 1-1.5 years.** Smells like a Belgian, nice and yeasty. Nice cloudy amber haze like a Belgian style. Pretty watery and weak, nothing stands out. Very plain and basic beer, almost an empty canvas if you will. Certainly not gross or anything of the sort, just boring and unremarkable, albeit entirely inoffensive, which is important.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anthony850 (315) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Easy to drink with apricot taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (792) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle. Light amber. Fruity yeast aroma. That taste adds huge apricot notes with peach and apple too. Medium carb, easy and drinkable. Odd, dirty aftertaste that fades quickly. Light and refreshing on a hot day but, could be much better than it is.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (7831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2014
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours a clear copper with a small beige head. Aroma is rather subtle, with English yeast, light fruitiness, and some bready malt. Flavour is very fruity, with notes of apple and pear upfront, followed by yeast and some dry but sweet finishing notes. Very low complexity. Not very interesting stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tightslice (250) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle pour. Aroma is mild fruity malts. Taste is your basic ale. "What’s that beer in vat #9?" "Well...it’s #9." I’d rather have a BL Lime.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dalekliz (888) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden-amber with a bubbly white head. Sweet malt and yeast aroma, with some citrus, sugar, bread. Taste starts light with a bit of yeast behind it, then picks up a lot more grains and just a hint of citrus hops. Lingering grainy yeast. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benpayne (1) - Mobile, USA - OCT 26, 2014 does not count
This is a fruity type Ale for people who normally hate that type of thing. (People like me) But I will be damned if I don’t like this one. Smooth and it does not wear you out with a flowery arouma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonLaRue (29) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Aroma is mute of fruit and light of bread. Appearance is typical. Taste is hard to capture. Best explanation is a American Pale ale that has had its hops replaced with fruit and aromatics. The taste of pale fruit & aromatics is the theme here. This brew leaves scents of rose that lingers long on the tongue. Its an interesting experience not sure if I like it or not. Its not my favorite beer by any means but its not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
AbbeyRoade (436) - Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Kinda strange, this one is. Fruity notes. Some hop/pale background. Doesn’t really fit together into something all that delicious. Pass on this one..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
elbernays (715) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle at home from publix supermarket orlando. Pours murky amber with off white head. Light spice, apricot, peach, toffee. Flavour follows nose with apricot more prominent on finish. Light body with a little too much carbonation. Not quite a pale ale is right but refreshing on a warm day.

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