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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 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Uhlen (251) - Trondheim, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2013
Clear golden, offwhite medium head. Smells like a fruity pilsner. Taste is fruity and sweet; but boring as fawk.

   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

   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.

   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.

   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

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
hopbuddy (1) - Olympia, USA - JUN 4, 2010 does not count
Bottle. Pours slightly orange and clear with a white head that dissipated almost instantly. Aroma is fruity with a hint of bread and cloves. Taste begins with a fruit note and finishes with medium sour. Virtually no hop aroma or flavor. Probably not a beer for a hop nut like myself.

   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
tia (1218) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
oddaroma (139) - Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Very light aroma of fruit and spice. Flavor is different. Apricots maybe raisin or mango. I did not like the combination. Almost as if you are waiting for the flavor to develop fully into something else but doesn’t happen. Tastes like the flavorings may be artificial, hard to tell.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
tectactoe (3099) - Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Tap: Mellow amber-orange, burnt sunburst highlights with a moderate haze & a fizzy, bone-white head. Fruity aroma, but artificial. Chalky & off-putting apricot, orange-y notes. Reminds me of crushed vitamins. Taste is the same way. Dry grain & lots of crushed vitamin-y medicinal notes that really don’t taste good at all. Moderate peach-y fruit. But the Flintstone Vitamin taste just obliterates everything. Mild florals in the finish, that’s all. I can maybe see how this would be a craft gateway for some, but in my opinion, this beer is gross.

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