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RATINGS: 2158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   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 there’s never been anything else quite like it. Fermented with our 150 year old strain of top-fermenting English yeast.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11890) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2009
UPDATED: APR 13, 2010 The Magic Hat flagship brew, as far as I’m concerned. A pseudo-complex taste that truly escapes description. Dry, sweet apricot comes close. You could savor this beer or session it. I recommend the latter. Buy a case and get after it. Cheers.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11653) - 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 that’s 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 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokensail (11603) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 16, 2010
A: #9 is a cloudy light amber color with a fluffy white head that doesn’t 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 I’ve ever had. It’s 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11531) - 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. There’s a bit of sour pit like aroma too. Near medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor seems perfumey nectarine and apricot. It’s lightly sweet, but that’s more than balanced by the pit suck bitter character in the finish. My. Yes, mine. Tasty. Re-rate: Sticking with the original.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rlgk (11527) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2006
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2006) Amber, white head. Frtuiy aroma fom peach, apricot, honey, nectar and pumpkin. Sweet fruity flavor with some pumpkin and also spicy notes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (11472) - 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 (11232) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2005
on tap-pours a white head, color is yellow-gold. Aroma is malt. Taste is malt with some darker malts. OK carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11094) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Koelschtrinker (11062) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 11, 2011
Künstlicher fruchtiger Geruch. So ist auch der Geschmack, künstlich fruchtig, dezent herber Abgang, gähn. Test vom 30.12.2006, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 9,7,7,6,7,7 - 7,05


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