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RATINGS: 2230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rosendale Brewmeister99 (55) - Rosendale, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2001

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Willin8 (55) - Massapequa, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2007
[Tap, February 2007] Hazy yellow pour with small head. Aroma is floral. Flavor is heavily floral, very slight citrus. Altogether unrefined taste. Finish is bitter but not so much in the hop sense.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
freezy (55) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Nice white head, thin lacing, nice amber color. Smells like pumpkin or some other kind of squash (zucchini?). Tastes and feels like an ESB made with tomato juice and zucchini skin, that somebody filtered through a cardboard box of Wheaties. Instantly disappearing hopping. Thin carbonation. Itís weird but not awful.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JamesCory (54) - Wheeling, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2011
12 oz. bottle, poured into 10 oz. footed Pilsener.

Aroma - definite apricot aroma, layered with a little bit of grassy hops.

Appearance - wheat beer appearance. Orangish-brown, with a typical yeasty haze.

Taste - Some apricot flavor, but not as pleasing as the Pyramid Apricot Ale. Hops are more noticeable than on most fruit beers, which is a welcome distraction.

Palate - Carbonation a slight bit less lively than I would have liked or anticipated. Somewhat oily texture, with medium-light body. Abrupt finish.

Overall - an unoffensive beer. I probably would have really liked this and been very happy with it had I not just had the excellent Pyramid Apricot. Compared to that - I canít get extraordinarily excited about this beer. But - for what it is, enjoyable. I purchased a variety pack that had four different beers - #9, Blind Faith IPA, and two absolutely wretched beers. This was my favorite of the lot.

2.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerDeltaBravo (53) - Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Pours a turbulent amber with a slight head. Light lacing. Very light spicy aroma, maybe a little apricot and caramel. Overweening herbal palate, with guava and circus peanut. Watery mouthfeel and very light finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rick10485 (53) - oneonta, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2007
As wierd as it sounds it falls between a IPA and a Pilsner, with a slightly fruity twist. This beer is delightful on the taste buds even though it may have a bit too much going on. Yeasty, hoppy, and thick lacing. It has it all and pulls it off well.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Apellonious (53) - USA - JAN 11, 2007
12 oz bottle, 12 pack...Pours reddish orange, thin head, dispersing quickly. Aroma is fruity, flowery, slightly hoppy. It is a one of kind beer, thatís for sure. If you like an ale with some fruity tang, than I recommend it. The taste, although a tad on the watery side, is interesting enough to hold it together from the start. It is smooth. Havenít really been able to nail down the type of fruit (rasberry banana orange grapefruit blueberry??). Maybe the 9 is for the number of fruits. Or the types of hops??? Or the # of times I have wondered what the meaning of life is when I am taking a dump and the power goes out????

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
XO (52) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2004
I had this beer on tap and I really liked it. A very nice aroma with a slight fruit taste. I thought it was peach but my drinking buddy said it was apricot. Light bodied, short, white head. It went down quick so I ordered another!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kingofthemtn (52) - - DEC 4, 2014
First tasted at Woodyís 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?

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
VTDeerHunter (51) - Vermont, USA - DEC 26, 2002
I just didnít like this one. Maybe Iím not a fruit beer fan.


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