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RATINGS: 2192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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.

Fatehunter's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fatehunter (1751) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Poured into a snifter. Darker opaque golden with a finger of head. Smells like a barn full of hay, honey, candy and apricot. Points for being different and interesting. Well, it actually tastes like hay (yes, I know how hay tastes). Grains, water and bitterness. Not a great combo. Soft and lots of bubbles with a medium body. There is just too much going on in too many different directions. It has some interesting flavors and smells but they just do not come together for me. It is not bad, but too different to really like.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Raistlin (200) - London, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2015
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 it’s a solid fruit ale. Nice clear and a bit fruity. I can see why it’s a gateway beer into other styles. It’s a bit too sweet for me and I’m not a fan of apricots, but it’s really not a bad beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bkcaldwell (32) - - SEP 12, 2015
Tasty fruit beer. Easy to drink and overall enjoyable. Nothing that really stands out but would drink again if on the menu.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
emusche (103) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Pours gold, moderately fizzy as opposed to a lasting head. Aroma is apricot, spice and somewhat musty. Taste has a lot of apricot, but nothing in either the aroma or flavor has anything resembling the piney hoppiness of an IPA. This just isn’t very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franckg (577) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2015
Arômes de limonade, ananas et lichi. Légèrement sucré. Vraiment original. Doux et sucré. En bouche, limonade, un peu de citron, jus d’ananas. Un côté sucré qui fait penser à du blé malté. (Gout de banane). Amertume douce, courte et maltée. Texture légère, corps moyen. Saveurs originales. Pas une bombe mais à essayer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
batneil (488) - - JUL 25, 2015
Very average. Flavour is forgettable, but not unpleasant. Slightly fizzy, not much head.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lobosaintori (50) - - JUL 24, 2015
Clear light yellow in appearance, mild in flavor, sweet fruity peach and berries. . Palate is medium bodied with lively carbonation--a little too much initially but mellows as it sits in the glass. Quick finish. Overall, a nice highly drinkable beer with good flavor profile. Not complex but good either on its own or paired with food

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SG111 (636) - New York, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Tap at Double Tree hotel bar, Monroeville, Pa. Pale golden yellow, white head and lacing. Aroma is lemon peel, blueberry, light pilsner malt. Flavor is blueberry, berry sweetness , lemon, malt. Not too bad but definitely not good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ffaoe (353) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2015
fruity aroma. dark gold and clear in color with a fast fading head. taste is light with a fruit flavor, hard to describe which fruit, hints of apricot and citrus

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
RuvVeer (1) - Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2015 does not count
Hideous. Might make good weed killer. I joined this site only to criticize this disgusting liquid. It’s so bad it makes me want to take legal action. It is to beer (or anything one might ingest) what "My Sharona" is to music. I’d rather drink bleach.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Ctplt777 (356) - - JUN 25, 2015
This is gross. Sorry if this is your beer, but it’s weird. Gross cardboard syrupy aroma followed by a weird adjuncty taste. Not really sure what to classify this as and from the bottle either does the brewery. "not quite pale ale" is for sure it’s not quite good. I honestly do not like this much at all.

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