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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2003
I did not know that this was classified as a fruit beer, If i knew that from the start, I might have had a better opinion of it. Aroma was fruity and floral, definately apricot. Taste was an odd mix of a pale all with artifical flavoring. I think this beer is riding on a marketing fad and will not stand the test of time.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 21, 2004
not much of an aroma, the flavor is slightly sour, there’s nothing special with this beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrBeer (276) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2004
Not too impressed with this beer. There really wasn’t much here. Very little aroma and flavorwise it just was not there. This might be a tad overrated here.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2005 Fruit beers are not my thing, so I will say that I tried to like it an failed. The pour was kind of weak because there was no head. In the flavor I picked up a fig newton flavor which was kind of interesting. The mouthfeel was fine. This beer was just not my style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SwillNoMore (105) - USA - JAN 6, 2007
Bottle, from mug. Hazy, very pale yellow body. Airy white head dissipates rather quickly; fair lacing. Aroma of...apricots, naturally. Mouthfeel is light and thin, if a tad sticky, with minimal carbonation. Flavor is sweet, sweet and more sweet. Finish is sweet again, but a lone hop manages to poke it’s head momentarily above those sticky waves, before finally going under. Not being a fan of "additive" beers, I expected to have to force this down, but it was actually pretty refreshing. That doesn’t make it beer, however. It’s a refreshing, alcoholic fruit beverage.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Pours medium amber, aroma of malts, apricots and spices. Flavor is of a mild apricot and malty character. The flavor reminds me of a bitter, but without the carbonation and hoppy bitterness. Its an OK beer, but I wont drink it again, besides, I’m not a big fan of "fruit" beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2007
Bottle. Thin, watery brew that comes across more like fizzy fruit soda than a beer. There are some detectable notes of hops hinting that this could have been a very light pale ale before all the fruit was added. What’s left is a flavor of grapefruit, strawberry, and passionfruit, all complimented by a tart, stale flavor. This one may be refreshing if it were really hot, although the sweet aftertaste of Starburst isn’t the best feel in the mouth so I’m not sure about that. There are other fruity beers I’d take over this readily available one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
arventresca (567) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Bottle. Not quite pal ale is right. Not nearly as hoppy as some American Pales and a little more fruity. Not bad overall however.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
legion242 (2315) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Lame. What fruit was even supposed to be in this? Astrigent mouthfeel, just not very pleasent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bierkrug (2132) - - AUG 10, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2011 33o ml bottle in the USA. Little head nice amber color. Apricot aroma, and taste helps hide the low quality beer. Hoppy aftertaste. Not bad for a hot summer day but falls ito the flavored beer follies.

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