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RATINGS: 2212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (12201) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (12166) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle poured a clear amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of bread, fruittiness and a hint of spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread, pear, light straw and a hint of spice with a crisp fruity finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (12142) - , 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (11951) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2005
Hazy golden ale with a thick white head. Sourish apricot and lemon with wheat in aroma. Good malty base with some apricot and a good dose of sharp hops, crisp in mouth, a bit mineral. Medium bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11752) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (11474) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear gold with a large, frothy white head, high retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, toast, straw), light hops (earthy), and average esters (dried fruit) with notes of raspberry and cherry. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, toast, straw), light hops (earthy), and average esters (dried fruit) with notes of raspberry and cherry. Light body, warmth, and creaminess, high carbonation with a dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (11442) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2008
Bottle. Pours light amber with a thin fizzy head that disappears quickly. Aroma is malt and overwhelming apricot. Bitter malty taste with that apricot coming through even more strongly. Refreshing and a sentimental favorite.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (11215) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2014
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours a clear copper with a small beige head. Aroma is rather subtle, with English yeast, light fruitiness, and some bready malt. Flavour is very fruity, with notes of apple and pear upfront, followed by yeast and some dry but sweet finishing notes. Very low complexity. Not very interesting stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (11181) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 30, 2013
from Mondial de la Bière 2013, Mulhouse - hazy blond-orange beer with a modest foam left; charming and pretty subtle aroma of apricots and tangerines; medium-bodied and fizzy; moderate sweetness and decently dry, some acidity brings a good balance; short and subtle aftertaste of apricots

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2008 Date: 12/17/2005
Mode: Bottle

Appearance: clear amber, thin white head,
Aroma: soft slightly sweet fruity apracot aroma,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: dry fruit flavor, really nice apracot flavor, hint of tartness, great fruity character without being too sweet or fruity

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4


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