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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 there’s never been anything else quite like it. Fermented with our 150 year old strain of top-fermenting English yeast.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
_Z_ (12) - Alabama, USA - JAN 27, 2011
Just not my kind of thing. Definitely a very interesting, funky blend. It seems to be the beer version of Lucky Number 6 (the male fragrance). Not that it tastes similar to the smell (hehe), but that it’s flavors are equally difficult to describe and equally tries to come off as being elusive/mysterious. Lots of citrus, a bit of a ginger-like bite to it, but the malt flavor isn’t lost. Hard to forget. Not disgusting at all, but not something I would ever buy 6 of.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beergirlvt (12) - - MAR 4, 2011
Hazy amber color; Medium body; Aroma of sweet malt, fruit (notably peaches), & spice; Flavor of slight sweet malt, fruit (notably apricot), caramel, and spice; Fairly well balanced; Pretty good overall.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Belchinggal (12) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2011
Good nose. Rich body and pour. Hoppy flavor with malt aftertaste. Overall a great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dylandownsouth (12) - - OCT 27, 2011
On draft at local bar. Great fruity apricot nose. Nice color and carbonation, slight hazy appearance. Beautiful head. I really love the flavor in this beer, the apricot/peach fruitiness goes really well with the grainy malt taste. Hopped just enough to let you know its there.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
courtney2073 (11) - USA - APR 3, 2003
This verges on girl-drink (what? that's a COMPLIMENT) in terms of sweetness and refreshingness. I appreciate its secretive apricot splendor.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Patik (11) - New York, USA - JAN 12, 2004
I love this beer. It's just light enough with just the right amount of flavor. The aroma is worth a moment's savoring. In bottles it is good, but on tap it's great and has a bit more aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aweb (11) - USA - SEP 30, 2004
Drinking one of these is a good idea. The apricot is not overbearing and makes for a yummy, crisp beer. After about three of these, however, the apricot flavor gets old.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
agulsrud (11) - USA - OCT 12, 2004
Very fruity beer. Good mix of flavors, hard to pick out an individual flavor. Might be overstated. Great initial taste though. After taste is a little tainted.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mbptp301 (11) - USA - DEC 4, 2006
Out of a bottle. Nice aroma, good look, however, half way through it , I was ready for something else.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
baileyuk (11) - Wixom, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Pale Ale meets Shorts Brewing Soft Parade? Ap - Poured a very clear golden amber. No head and little lacing. Ar- A complex fruit smell, nothing like I was expecting from a pale ale. F - Hops were very light and were largely hidden by the fruit. I thought I tasted raspberry in there but I did not see that on other reviews. Maybe a little strawberry also. Overall a decent, and surprising, taste. P / O - Although I liked this beer I could not drink that many. It would be something I may order again, especially outside on a hot day.


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