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RATINGS: 2177   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.


1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
grymy (105) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 30, 2002
tastes like perfume

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Cobra (1100) - - DEC 5, 2003
12 oz. brown long-necked bottle. Best by end of July, but no year noticed. Clearly, this beer is old, and I mean really old. Poured out a light amber color, with no head, and very little carbonation. Nothing in the way of aromas stood out to me, except that damned Ringwood yeast. This may have been a decent beer if they'd change to an American ale yeast, but as it is, it's just plain nasty. Tasted stale, no fruitiness, no hops, no nothing. Stale is the word. A certified drain pour if ever there was one. Good thing I only bought one to try it out, because I'd be mad as hell if I had a six pack of this pig swill to get rid of.

1.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
tcfishler (65) - USA - DEC 12, 2006
Moderately cloudy amber-tinted orange. Offwhite head makes a brief appearance. Soft, simple, inviting but dry nose that suggests apricots and flowers. Initial flavor replicates aromas but then diffuses disappointingly fast, becoming watery and almost flavorless, leading to a very halfheartedly bitter finish. Not much going on in this one.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2008
WHAT HAS THIS WORLD COME TO FLAVORED PALE ALES----I step away to study for my PHD and when I get back this crap is being sold as a luxery beer AND to top it all off it is really nice looking and taste like air freshener----I am going back to my guinness

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma is like beer soaked clove cigarette butts...not good! Flavor is a jumbled mess of spices and fruit which somehow partially works but mostly fails to impress. I am very tempted to drain pour this one.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
tia (1126) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2012
Bottle. I never liked this better much. It is nice looking- hazy amber with a voluminoushead. Smells dirty and kool-aidy. Tastes kind of pop corny and dirty. Sweetness which hangs around.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
LordNeuf (136) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 7, 2002
I was truly disapointed in this particular beer, much like I am with many ’Magic Hat’ products. I experienced this at a pub the first time. It had a clear golden yellow look to it, and seemed to be much like any other pilsner. And then I tasted it. The beer went down with a subtle hoppy flavor. But the lingering aftertaste of citrus stayed in my mouth and totally overpowered anything beer like on the palate. I took another sip to see if perhaps the beer would be better. Instead the beers flavors blended together and it felt I was drinking a very poor excuse for a hard cider. I handed the glass back to the bartender and told him to pour it out. And that is the first, and only time, I have ever sent back a beer.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 6, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2005 Bottle. pours light orange w/ off white head. lots of bubbles. nose is sour peaches, maybe rotten. taste is watery and sour peaches. lacks substance

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2007
Rare to find a beer I wouldn’t try again but I’ll avoid this one in the future. Not opposed to fruit flavors but this was like someone poured apricot juice into my pale ale. No thanks.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
oldrinkin (3) - rocky point, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2008 does not count
Unfortunately I did not enjoy this brew, weak aroma, nice color, poor flavour blaahhh finish!!!!


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