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RATINGS: 2212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2011 Bottle, The pour was a clear golden copper in color with a thin (1/2 finger or less) frothy white head that dissipated rapidly and had fair lacing. The aroma was of moderate grain malts, a mild floral hop and an earthy yeast with a definite hint of apricot and maybe a little honey. The taste was a little malty and had a nice fruity note in the beginning then shifted to a slightly bitter hoppy flavor at the end with just a hint of spice that left the flavor hanging around for a decent amount of time. Mouthfeel was excellent, with the body being light to medium and a the texture being creamy at first then rather dry at the end with a nice lively carbonation. Overall, the mild bitter finish and the flavors that were left to linger allowed you to enjoy the full embodiment of this brew. Nice and tasty and quite drinkable.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsporrer (307) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle @ Bone Fish Grill. Pours a caramel orange with a thin white ring. Aroma of sweet fruit. Crisp and refreshing similar to a Pilsner but with a sweet fruity flavor. They say apricot but it seems more like berries. Medium carbonation. Very enjoyable. No harshness or bitterness. Nice clean taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
terefere (322) - Durham, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Bottle. Pours golden, clear, frothy head. Aroma of berries, flowers, some pineapple, malts. Taste of berries, honey, bread, some yeast.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jukkar (79) - FINLAND - JAN 7, 2016
Aroma has some barnyard, basement aromas and earth in it. Taste has some weird aroma that I cannot identify. Thin feel, average carbonation. Drinkable but not my favorite.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (7742) - Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2016
12 oz bottle from notes. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have grainy malts, some apricot and peach character, pale malts, mild bitterness, not too much going on here, meh.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Germanalvarez (21) - Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Apricot flavouringA Beer Cloaked in Secrecy An ale whose mysterious and unusual palate will swirl across your tongue and ask more questions than it answers.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Narizao84 (18) - Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Super crisp and fruity. Refreshing. Aroma is amazing. You can feel the Apricot taste and aroma. Recommended if you like something different and refreshing. Great choice for women ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MNAle (90) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2015
Golden with active carbonation. 1/2 inch white head that fades quickly to a thin ring with light lacing that quickly slides down the glass. Nice hoppy/fruity/citrus aroma with a hint of sweetness. Reasonable mouth feel for the pale ale style. Odd malt or fruit initial taste that transitions to a sweet aricot with a very slight bitterness with the fruit sweetness lingering on the tongue. This beer is interesting, at least, and hardly ordinary. It is enjoyable enough to finish the 6-pack over a few days, but not enjoyable enough that I will buy it again. Even though it is easy drinking at first, it begins to wear out its welcome; I couldnít have more than 2 at a sitting.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sirmixsomewhat (169) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
I remember the first time I ever had this beer. I thought it was great, and it still is if what you define as "great" is more commonly defined as "not that good." Itís color is darkish light, its taste is weak, and I couldnít tell you what it smells like. This was once a great beer to get you started in drinking craft beer. Now itís a great beer to ignore.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Neekkidc (1) - - DEC 7, 2015 does not count
Simplemente deliciosa, con un gusto particular otorgado por el not quite pale ale. La amo

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Larry_Duffman (246) - - DEC 6, 2015
I had it on tap. It pours a copper color with a white head and little lacing. The aroma is berries and bread malt. The taste is berries, bread, and honey. The sweetness isnít overwhelming, and itís pretty smooth. This was pretty good.


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