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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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
guinness4life (37) - USA - MAY 1, 2002
Way too fruity for my palate, interesting but wouldnít purchase. I really do not like it due to sickening sweetness. In all fairness though, a well produced beer, but very weird taste, tastes like going camping i.e: very fruity and herbal with an almost raspberry aftertaste. Good beer if you want to get in touch with nature. Others try before you buy. Completely one of a kind though.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobKormal (36) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2006
On tap in Cheers, Boston. Light amber color with interesting aroma. Had an aftertaste of some sort of bread. Got more interesting as the flavor took hold.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndiaDaleAle (35) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2006
This is my personal favorite MH brew. It has a brown-like ale pour. It smells of hops and apricot...aprihops. This is a great pale and has a smooth taste that all can enjoy.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KiDAcE (35) - Canton, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2007
Got the 12 pack of the testers. This stood out the most of them due to the highly unexpected flavor in here. I mostly tasted the apricot possibly peach most of all. Very nice in mouth feel, itís thin crisp and refreshing. Iím starting to really like this type of fruit beers. Nice sweet aroma.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fdr137 (35) - , New York, USA - JAN 13, 2009
12 Oz bottle. Clear golden color. Fruity apricot aroma. Taste is fruity with only slight bitterness at the end. Had it before... a little watery in the mouth feel.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rae912 (35) - Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Perhaps, my father hyped this up too much, but I didnít see too much special going on. A decent light amber pour with apricot tones. Best part is still the little fortunes/sayings on the cap.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
otismulligan (34) - Yardley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2009
bottle- pour into pint glass. nice frothy white head. hazy golden color. mild citrus aroma. lite flavor somewhat sweet. not to overpowering nice.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rumpleganjskin (34) - USA - JAN 4, 2008
This is one of those beers that is kind of weird. A lot of fruit and according to the label apricot. Slightly watery but not in a bad way, refreshing. Donít even bother if you donít like hints of fruit.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vikingbeercbus (34) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2008
Pours a dark golden, with an average head. Smells like a fruit basket, tastes similar. Nice balance of hops, light. Blueberries, apricot. I see where others are going with the wheat ale, but a nice summer brew.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mhoster56 (34) - Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2006
This "fruit beer," which it is not truely at all, is rather lousy. In most pubs this beer is sold as a lager or a brown ale. From the moment it touches oneís tongue, an immediate spalsh of perfume is noted. The uninformed novice may understand that scent/taste to be "fruitiness." I fouthrightly disagree. The odors and flavors are much more flowery than fruity. I would imagine a better flavor could be attained from drinking old rose water from a vase. This beer leaves a soapy coating on the roof of the tasterís mouth as well. Overall, considering the pricetag on a pint of this in Philadelphia is over five dollars, this is a beer to avoid.


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