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RATINGS: 2132   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 thereís 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 (2843) - 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. Itís like somebody slammed a lemon and orange together and popped a little of itís essence in the beer. I could see this as a good summer session beer for some, but this wasnít anything Iíd purposely go out of my way for. (Bottle Pour 7/3/2007)

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Draft. Pours orange-amber with a thin white head. Apricot puree aroma. Apricot candy flavor, with some mild hops in the background. Flavors seem fake. Nothing special.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Airlifter (118) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Golden color with a little bit of white head. Strong malty aroma with a little hint of hay. Watery flavor. A bit of metallic hops, and and overtone of straw or malt. Not much to it.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2007
Watery orange red color with not much head. Aroma light of some fruits. Taste a little fruity and watery with a malt presence but no bitterness. Easy to drink, maybe a girly lounge by the pool beer.

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.


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