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RATINGS: 2222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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.

   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 itís 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 doesnít make it beer, however. Itís 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, Iím 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. Whatís 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 isnít the best feel in the mouth so Iím not sure about that. There are other fruity beers Iíd 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 (2344) - 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 (2130) - - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
arkurzynski (2149) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2009
Pours light amber with thin head. Aroma of pears, apricots, and licorice (in a chemical sort of way). Tastes like watered down bitter apple juice. Not sure what people see in this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DWestrick (611) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2009
bottle. did not like this beer. funky taste and smell. wonít have again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
broozer81 (106) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Bluepoint toasted lager got switched out at my local pub for this magic 9 stuff and damn it sucks..I gave it a shot but this is really for high school kids, please bring the toast back!!!!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
williamstome (1642) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Appearance: Translucent gold with minimal head. Not much aroma, a bit of hops? weak apricot flavor, with a bitter finish. Not great, but not terrible.

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