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RATINGS: 2227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   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.


1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - SEP 17, 2009
Pint on Tap. Orange colored with an off-white head. Smells like apricot. Tastes like apricot with sugary sweetness reminiscent of a Belgian. Leaves an apricot aftertaste. I was not impressed with this at all and would actually avoid.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
andrewpbennett (7) - Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2010 does not count
Weird aroma and taste. I wasnít a big fan. From the bottle. Wonít have it again.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Pours amber with a big foamy off-white head. Nose is bittersweet fruit with a touch of floral hops. Taste is similar...the sharp, semi-bitter hops/fruit combination seems severely out of balance with a bland malt. A bit oily as well. Iím honestly not a fan of fruit beers and this one didnít do anything to change that...itís in need of a much bigger malt. Might be better as a double. Might.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tricountybeer (167) - Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Gold color, white head. Light body,toasty malt presence mid palate w/ some pear fruitiness Finish is slightly sweet with an apricot aftertaste and some dry yeast after the finish.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
ausomeawestin (151) - Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Yuck, I would prefer a commercial lager over this. Notes of peach that turns to a taste of skim milk. Not worth your time.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DCLawyer (2430) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Bottle->SA. Pours clear copper with minimal white head. Aroma is sour bread and mildew. Foul. Flavor is metallic malt and damp wheat. Drain pour.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
terrwils (7) - Union, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2013 does not count
Taste is subjective, of course. Well this is not my favorite. Aroma is pleasant. Cloves? Light citrus. Appearance is nice. Cloudy ale, orange tint. But back to the taste...it's, sour I think. Hoppy, but not in a good way. I enjoy Magic Hat, but not #9. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2007
Not much in the aroma maybe bad wert.Pours light gold with little head.Get some peach in the flavor.Mouthfeel is very thin with a watery finish.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
keepersj12 (3050) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2007 I was first a little confused about this one. It has a strange aroma and flavor. I wasnít sure if I liked it or not. Then I had a second and I am not very fond of it. As you can see by the other posts, you either like it or not. The aroma is more flowery than fruity. It just isnít my type.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
evilempire (147) - sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2008
a beer that seems to be unsure what itís trying to be. too much fruit to be considered a hint, not enough to be a true fruit beer. apparent use of fruit syrup leads to a sweet, cloying beer that just doesnít deliver


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