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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kingofthemtn (40) - - DEC 4, 2014
First tasted at Woody’s woodfired pizza in Boston in 1999 the magic of this beer has captivated me ever since. The apricot flavor is just the right amount to be enjoyable and not overpowering. A good beer for a summer day with burgers or pizza. Available in bottles and cans but inside the bottlecaps you get to read funny bits of wisdom with each beer. My favorites: Dogs are King of Everything. Does killing time damage eternity?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maxbier (681) - Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Golden orange pour with quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is berries/fruit and a hint of yeast. Flavor is fruit up front, lots of carbonation, alcohol, no noticeable hops. Not bad for a shandy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlimHabib (295) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle pour. Hazy golden with a foamy white head. Apricot and bright fruit aroma. Creamy medium body. Bright fruit taste. Generally not a fan of fruit beers, but this is actually really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beastwhite315 (21) - - NOV 25, 2014
Slightly sweet almost honey taste. Not much head retention, but drinkable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
spittle8 (126) - 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 (356) - 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 (1034) - 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 (9209) - 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 (380) - 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 (894) - 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.

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