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RATINGS: 2165   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 thereís never been anything else quite like it. Fermented with our 150 year old strain of top-fermenting English yeast.


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tac (130) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Very thick white head, color is amber. Medium carbonation. Aroma is fruits some raspberries, floral hop aromas. Nice taste and bitterness presented from hops. Dry finish. Overall quite good beer.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
phikus (96) - syracuse, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2015
I try to drink this every time it is brought to a gathering just to not be a snot but this is kind of yucky. Artificial peach and too much yeast.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bennetporter (110) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Not quite sure what to make of this yeasty, malty concoction. It wasnít bad, but it wasnít good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jamesonpatz (24) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stemless tulip glass (Brooklyn Brewery glass). Aroma is quite floral and a little fruity, but still smells crisp and a bit bready like a beer should. Deep golden hue is very inviting, but the head receded very quickly. Taste is earthy and floral right away at the front of the sip. The middle of the sip is where the fruitiness appears. The finish reveals a tiny bitter bite, but leaves you with a smooth, sweet aftertaste (aftertastes aren’t always bad!). For this style of beer, the mouthfeel is in that perfect, middle-of-the-road range. Not too light, but definitely not a heavy beer. Quite impressed with this beer. It’s a very balanced brew and would accommodate a wide range of entrees if paired with a meal! (Too bad I already ate). "Never turn your back on your beer."

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jlew715 (11) - Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle. Amber color with 1-1.5 finger lingering head. Aroma is sweet and crisp; noticeable scents of apricot. Taste is crisp a little bitter, with a sweet apricot finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aggiebob (58) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 2, 2015
A amber color ale with fruit and earth aromas followed by the sweetness of apricots. The finish is a bit flat. Overall, slightly better than average for my tastes.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesewelch (78) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 2, 2015
From 12 oz bottle, variety pack, had this on numerous occasions, but Iím making effort in 2015 to actually leave some comments

Aroma: Caramel, Citrus, Fruitiness, Apricots

Appearance: Amber, clear to hazy, white head

Taste: Heavy sweet, medium bitter

Palate: light body, slick texture, average carbonation, long bitter/apricot finish

Overall: Tastes like what I expect a Pale Ale with Apricots to taste like. Nothing crazy, but itís a solid fruit ale. Nice clear and a bit fruity. I can see why itís a gateway beer into other styles. Itís a bit too sweet for me and Iím not a fan of apricots, but itís really not a bad beer.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hman43 (436) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2014
It pours golden with a white head. It has earthly aromas, with citrus and dried fruits. It is sweet with the taste of dried fruits, cherries and earthly elements. It has a semi dry, sweet finish that is made lively by the carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GIJOE (709) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Pours a lovely amber with a frothy, off-white head. Decent retention. Lots of stick lacing. Nose is reminiscent of spunky apple cider. Apricot comes through nicely. Just a hint of something medicinal. Taste is predominately sweet, but there are pronounced hop notes. Medium body. Lively carbonation. Decent brew.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerFunGuy (777) - California, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Light gold color this beer has an interesting aroma but is way to apricotty in its flavor. Different but maybe a little too much so.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mep3222 (611) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Slight fruity apricot aroma with lagerish malty backbone. Not sweet. A bit more malt than a lager, but has a lager feel to it. Drinkable and ok if given, but nothing special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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