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RATINGS: 2107   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
bumbax (4) - san sebastian, PUERTO RICO - DEC 10, 2012 does not count
Bottle. Hoppy-ish taste with a nice apricot aftertaste. Good for a fruity beer. Good beer to have a six pack session with.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
trapped (715) - New York City, TURKEY - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle. Deep yellow color, whitish foamy small head, doughy aroma, slightly sweet taste with hint of orange, average carbonation, abrupt finish. Nothing too special about it, but still fine to drink.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Grzesiek79 (3109) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 2, 2013
Przeciętne, a spodziewałem się czegoś lepszego. Mało słodkie jak na piwo owocowe. Wyczuwam gorycz z grejfruta. Ogólnie cytrusowy aromat. Finisz gożko-lekko słodki. Piana średna ale znika z oczu jak zatopiony Titanic.

2.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
whiskeyrocks (56) - Lindenhurst, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Does not smell very good. Has a light color like apple juice, little bit fizzy. Almost no head on pour. Very strange flavor can’t really taste much. There’s a little bit of a fruit flavor on the back end. Overall not very impressed probably wouldn’t drink again.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
klk343 (36) - - MAR 7, 2014
Tasted in bottle. Definitely a fruity, slightly artificial taste. Leaves your mouth dry.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2005
Draft. Golden/amber color, thin white head. Fair fruity aroma, peach and apricot, mild malt. Flavor starts out as fruity and fades into a nasty stale cracker, grainy and dirty. Light to medium bodied. F’in Magic Hat.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mephisto (1268) - TAIWAN - AUG 28, 2005
dark amber w/ beige head. fruity aroma w/ tea nose, medium bodied. mix of caramel and fruit.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Clear copper with a small off-white head. Very faint aroma of light fruit. Flavor has notes of raspberries, strawberries and some caramel. Ends watery with no aftertaste. Moderately sweet, no bitterness detected. Medium body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. No lacing or head retention. Drinkable but extremely boring.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2005
On tap. Fruity nose(cherry?) light amber, tiny cream head. Mild malt taste, wonder where the fruit went? Light bodied, So, so.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2005
I used to think that I really liked this beer. Every once in a while, I’ll try it and not mind it so much. For the most part, I’m not a fan. Very weak bodied and flavored. I feel that the apricot flavor mixed with something else in the beer comes off tasting like mild barf. Yes, that’s really what I taste. It’s not strong but very present.


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