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RATINGS: 2121   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.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
LinusStick (2823) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2007
This was an oddity. I think I got a bad bottle because I tasted no fruit. There was some wheatiness to it as well as some malt and hops. The pour was a clear orange with no head. Put this beer back in the magic hat and make it disappear.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Willin8 (55) - Massapequa, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2007
[Tap, February 2007] Hazy yellow pour with small head. Aroma is floral. Flavor is heavily floral, very slight citrus. Altogether unrefined taste. Finish is bitter but not so much in the hop sense.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2007
Draft. Aroma: Light citrus, biscuit malt, and floral hops. Appearance: Medium golden in color and clear. Off-white head was medium sized and frothy. Decent lacing. Flavor: Biscuity malt, apricot, light citrus, and floral hops. Low bitterness. Fairly clean finish. Palate: Medium-low bodied. Medium carbonation. Overall: ZZzzzzz. Nothing of interest in this beer at all. Neither bad nor good.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - APR 16, 2007
Courtesy boboski. Crystal clear orange/gold with a disappearing white cap. Aroma of apricot and a faint crisp graininess. Same flavor- apricot, grainy malt, and crisp hops- none of it intense. Medium/light body, balaced carbonation. Poundable, but not much to it.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2007
Pretty bland and unexciting, but still drinkable. Not much "fruitiness" picked out. It’s like somebody slammed a lemon and orange together and popped a little of it’s essence in the beer. I could see this as a good summer session beer for some, but this wasn’t anything I’d purposely go out of my way for. (Bottle Pour 7/3/2007)

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
wj94 (69) - Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2007
Booooooooooooring.....good beer on draft when there is nothing better available, but not something I would seek out in the store. Smell/taste is peach/strawberry/apricot. Bland stuff.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
phanomial12 (3) - USA - JAN 24, 2008 does not count
This beer scores a 8 on my random 12 BCS. At its best this beer is better than the 2.5 it scored, it is also lower at its worst. I have experinced some consistancy issues from six pack to six pack. When its good I like the taste and aroma it is different but a welcome change from time to time.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - FEB 18, 2008
Pours a slightly bright orange with very minimal head. Nose is very strong apricot with a little caramel sweetness. There seemed also some musty, plasticy yeast tones that seemed a little unusual. More apricot on the palate, instead of being integrated it overwhelms the rest of the beer. Not particularly impressed.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gururyan (594) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 10, 2010
UPDATED: APR 11, 2012 I found this one a bit stale and uninteresting, a touch fruity for me and lacking of any focus. UPDATE almost 2 years later, still feel the same.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
clarkgriswold (4) - Alabama, USA - FEB 15, 2011 does not count
Straw colored and poured with almost no head. The smell of apricots take over in this brew. A malty lightly carbonated offering with a slight hop and apricot flavor in the finish. Overall a decent fruit beer on a hot summer day.


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