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RATINGS: 2117   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KajII (779) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy00 (48) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Pours a light golden color with less than 1 finger of a head. Aroma of sweet fruit. Sweet malty flavor with a bit of a grape or sour apple. Little to no hop flavors or aroma present.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ogivlado (5584) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottled 355ml. -at some restaurant in Recife. Clear golden coloured, small to medium sized off-white head, ,ild perfumy fruity nose. Sweet malty, fruity hoppy and light caramel with mild bitterish finish. Also some light peachy notes. So-so, expected better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hallinghansen (1892) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
Tap at the Porch, Key West. Clear yellow body with a small white head. Hops, fruity, apricot. Dry and light crispy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jimsal27 (210) - New York, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Enjoyable beer to drink. Fruitiness and the malt come through. Very Session-able.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ZacM612 (89) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Pale, clear amber with white, lacing head. Aroma is fruity , with a little spice. Flavor is the same, a little citrus. Mostly sweet, not really any hops presence. "Not quite" should read "not at all". Okay, but not what I expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Melkart (267) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - JUL 14, 2014
Balanced and light body. Smell cereal. Taste is cereal with a fruty touch. Dry.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
tectactoe (1480) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kerenmk (2194) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at work. Clear golden, white head. Apricot icicle. Apricot, a little sour in the mouth. Soft fizz, light body, long apricot aftertaste. Rather disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
AgentAle (597) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
Aroma is sweet malts, apricot and caramel. Taste is basic light sweet malts with a fairly well balanced bitterness. Finishes with some apricot sseetness. Appearance is a clear gold/amber with a thin pearl head that that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CPH2200 (278) - DENMARK - JUL 11, 2014
355 ml bottle, 5.1% abv. Malty taste with peach notes. Medium bitternes. Smooth mouthfeel but not very interesting altogether.

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