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RATINGS: 2189   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMurphy (41) - Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2009
I enjoy this because it’s not like anything else I drink. A "gateway beer", perhaps, but gateway to a lot of things - the mix of fruit and hops is uncommon (except in my own homebrew, near as I can tell) and I enjoy standing with a foot in each world.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
calebrum (41) - Saint cloud, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2013 Average beer, all-around. Nothing to write home about. Fruity, but kind of stale. Little head. Tinny.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weharvie (40) - USA - SEP 26, 2010
Aroma - not much to the aroma; almost dusty aroma Appearance - dark golden color, nice and clear Taste - unique tasting pale ale - dry first on the tongue, then a bit hoppy and finally a slightly sweet finish Palate - tarte sharp on the tongue Overall - an enjoyable unique pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TyRip (40) - Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2007
Little to no head, pours a shade darker than your crap domestics. Nothing great to look at, but has that apricot aroma that is inviting. This is a pretty light beer overall, with lively carbonation. The apricot flavor is just enough to add a great flair, and the finish is pretty quick and dry, with the perfect amount of hop bitter to keep it from being watery, but without leaving hop bitter as the only thing you can taste all night. A great tasting all around beer that I will definitely enjoy again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
nd1748 (40) - dundalk, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2007
got this draft in PA ok glad the apricot isn’t over done orange, clear, white foam,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Allie (40) - USA - NOV 29, 2007
I had this on tap at a local place. The barman seemed to think it was a pumpkin beer, and I sampled it under the same delusion. It came with a small, bubbly head that sank quickly. The body was a clear pumpkiny yellow-orange, not a bad color at all I think and quite distinctive. The aroma was certainly on the sweet side, though I couldn’t tell you what the sweetness came from. The taste is complex, clear, and clean. It’s quite hoppy and bitter too, though pleasantly so, and there’s a rather sharp bite on the end. This beer seems to frustrate people, because it’s so hard to describe and categorize. I had the same difficulty, but I like it anyway. There are a lot of things going on in this beer, and I think Magic Hat deserves credit for creating such an unusual brew. It’s pretty good, too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebrymanosu (39) - - MAY 10, 2013
Really great and complex fruity flavors. Not over the top sweet and not the familiar fruit beer flavor. It offers a more robust malt backbone. Overall a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrAndo (39) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2006 this is a good all around beer. It has a nice little bit of apricot aroma as well as taste, but the fruit dosn’t overpower the beer. I like it from the tap or by the bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdavisesq (38) - - DEC 20, 2012
On tap at Georgio's Pizzeria, South Barrington to pint glass. Pours deep golden with limited head and low carbonation, some lacing. Aroma is malt and fruit. Taste is malt up front, a little apricot, mild bitterness. Refreshing and more pale ale-ish then bottled version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
talleyrand (38) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Sweet, hop-filled aroma. Copper color, with noticeable floating particles. Taste compliments the nose, revealing a lush blend of sweet hops. Sits comfortably on the palate. A highly recommended session beer; especially good for summer evenings on a crisp night. One of the better sweet beers on the market.

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