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RATINGS: 2221   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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 16, 2010
A: #9 is a cloudy light amber color with a fluffy white head that doesnít leave much, if any, lacing in the glass. S: The smell is incredibly sweet, and not necessarily in a good way. A lot of artificial fruit smell, mostly apricot. T: The taste is all fake, sugary, candy-sweet apricot. There are probably some other flavors in there, but the aforementioned "quality" is just overbearing. M: The mouthfeel is surprisingly decent. The body is medium and there is moderate carbonation. D: This is one of the least drinkable beers Iíve ever had. Itís just so sickeningly sweet that I tried mixing a bit of Stone IPA in it to make it a bit more palatable. I finally just gave up and drank the IPA instead.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theis (14937) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2012
Draught at Terminal 5, NYC - The Joy Formidable, A Place To Bury Strangers. Clear golden - white head. Chocolate. Amber malts. Fruity notes. Light roasted. Berrie notes. Sweet caramel. Carrot notes. Labre Laver. High high sweetness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (14732) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2010
Draught. Almost clear dark golden colour. Very small white head. Weak fruity aroma. The flavour is also fruity, slightly bready. Hint of grain in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (14131) - DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle, 5.1% @ FOneFan. Clear amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit and berries. Flavour is malt, passion fruit, peach, berries, medium sweet, hop and a little bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (13799) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle. golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, apple, alcohol, malt, hop. Flavour is fruit, apple, alcohol, malt, hop, berries , sugar. OK beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (13518) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 31, 2009
UPDATED: APR 6, 2014 Bottle from Archer Liquors. Pours clear copper with a decent finely bubbled head. Nose is largely apricot. Love that. Thereís a bit of sour pit like aroma too. Near medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor seems perfumey nectarine and apricot. Itís lightly sweet, but thatís more than balanced by the pit suck bitter character in the finish. My. Yes, mine. Tasty. Re-rate: Sticking with the original.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (12994) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2007 Draft Beer Sellar, KY. Poured hazy copper with a large frothy off-white head that was fully lasting and produced fair lacing. Medium orange citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Medium orange citrus flavor with a medium sweet finish of average duration. Interesting drinkable beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (12846) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2011 Bottle. Nice apricot pour. Nose and taste is very strong citrus, grapefruits and apricot. Rated 6/20/02

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12818) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2002
Clear light copper body with quickly vanishing white head. Aroma is earthy hoppy, somewhat sweet, some apricot fruitiness. Taste is light -- moderately sweet apricot thatís tempered by some mild earthy hoppiness. Somewhat sticky on the palate, detracting from its summer-beer feeling.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (12725) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 10, 2013
355ml bottle (Bacchanalia, Cambridge)
Pleasant fruity aroma, light and uplifting. Rich orange, large frothy persistent head. Fairly watery palate. Watery taste too. Some peachiness and red berries too. Lawnmwer beer. Bugger all finish after a brief burst of peach. Meh.


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