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RATINGS: 2142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ZacM612 (160) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Pale, clear amber with white, lacing head. Aroma is fruity , with a little spice. Flavor is the same, a little citrus. Mostly sweet, not really any hops presence. "Not quite" should read "not at all". Okay, but not what I expected.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Melkart (316) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - JUL 14, 2014
Balanced and light body. Smell cereal. Taste is cereal with a fruty touch. Dry.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
tectactoe (2042) - Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Tap: Mellow amber-orange, burnt sunburst highlights with a moderate haze & a fizzy, bone-white head. Fruity aroma, but artificial. Chalky & off-putting apricot, orange-y notes. Reminds me of crushed vitamins. Taste is the same way. Dry grain & lots of crushed vitamin-y medicinal notes that really don’t taste good at all. Moderate peach-y fruit. But the Flintstone Vitamin taste just obliterates everything. Mild florals in the finish, that’s all. I can maybe see how this would be a craft gateway for some, but in my opinion, this beer is gross.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kerenmk (2432) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at work. Clear golden, white head. Apricot icicle. Apricot, a little sour in the mouth. Soft fizz, light body, long apricot aftertaste. Rather disappointing.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
AgentAle (718) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
Aroma is sweet malts, apricot and caramel. Taste is basic light sweet malts with a fairly well balanced bitterness. Finishes with some apricot sseetness. Appearance is a clear gold/amber with a thin pearl head that that retains fairly well.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CPH2200 (291) - DENMARK - JUL 11, 2014
355 ml bottle, 5.1% abv. Malty taste with peach notes. Medium bitternes. Smooth mouthfeel but not very interesting altogether.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Blackninja36 (1) - Mount Sinai, USA - JUL 8, 2014 does not count
Alcohol, herbs, citrus, toast. A decent beer for beginners to explore new micro brews without starting to strong

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Augdraught1981 (119) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Peachy & tangerine up front with a boring malt profile. Not bad by any stretch, good drinkability, just dull & so so.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
gerbewa (211) - - JUL 5, 2014
Boring not so very good pale ale. Could not detect any hops. Top light no character. Had from variety pack from food lion for fourth.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ARH (481) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2014
12oz bottle poured into a plastic cup. There’s a fruity, raspberry aroma that’s pretty prevalent along with rosewater. The undertone is grainy, caramel, and bready (like a scone or muffin). It’s a clear orange-gold color with a medium fluffy white ring and very little lace. The taste is a medium sweet and light bitter. The medium light body beer has a creamy soft carbonation and a thin, grainy texture. It finishes with muted flavors of berries, stone fruit, toasted grains, muffin/scone, and a light caramel/honey. The aftertaste is dry, crisp, and light with some grassy touches.


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