RATINGS: 2248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ghawener (1601) - Santa Tecla, EL SALVADOR - JUL 8, 2006
Bottle: Impossible to describe!? There are at least 477 ratings that say otherwise. Overall: plain, simple, some fruity taste. That´s it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
OldMrCrow (2434) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2006
From a bottle hauled back from Boston on a recent trip.

Pours light orange with a moderate white head. The aroma is rather intriguing - mild grassy hops and apricot sorbet. But the flavor and palate comes up far short - wow is this a thin, mild beer compared to what I had expected. Imagine a watery golden ale mixed with decaf apricot tea. Not much more to say here, though I guess it would go down alright on a really hot summer’s day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
linc33 (184) - Albany, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2010 Re-rate: Numerous exposures have increased my appreciation. Better on tap than in bottle, really opens up a bit more. Bottle at 99 Steakhouse (a surprise in and of itself,) notched August. Amber, shades of orange on pour, small quickly-dissipating head. Aroma is lightly of apricot. Not overpoweringly heavy, fits the description of ’not quite pale ale’. Taste is moderately hoppy with that hint of apricot. Recommended. Pretty common here in the Northeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrAndo (39) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2006 this is a good all around beer. It has a nice little bit of apricot aroma as well as taste, but the fruit dosn’t overpower the beer. I like it from the tap or by the bottle

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
yemntftb (106) - USA - JUN 23, 2006
Bottle/Draft. Amber with alittle yellowish color. Not much of a head, and tastes way too sweet for me. Apricots and peaches are very evident, and I don’t like this combination at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GRM (3985) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2006
Brown bottle, 3/4 of a pint, from a trip to the U.S. by Ian; eye: amber with yeloowish reflections, off-white head that falls rapidly, good effervesecence; nose: malt, apricot, peach; mouth: flavours are not that pronounced, apritcot that wraps the malt, a bit of caramel, average carbonation, finale of average lenght where the small berry side comes out, light bitterness and sweetness, average body,relatively thin, fizzy; overall: ordinary FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 3/4 d’une pinte, d’un voyage de Ian aux Etats-Unis; oeil : ambré avec des reflets jaunâtres, mousse blanc cassé qui tombe assez rapidement, bonne effervescence; nez : malt, abricot, pêche; bouche : saveurs peu prononcées, abricot qui enveloppe le malt, une pointe de caramel, carbonatation moyenne, finale de longueur moyenne où le côté petits fruits ressort, légèrement amère et sucrée, corps moyen, relativement mince, pétillante; en résumé : ordinaire

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (9315) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2006
Dark gold color, clear, with light effervescence. First taste is light, thin and slightly tinny. Some lightly sharp metallic hops, perhaps with some lemon grass and anise flavors, more of the anise in the finish. Smell is airy, tinny, simple. Just leaves you wanting something more on the palate, just completely falls apart. There seem to be a number of problems with this one. At least it has a bit of crispness to it, but that doesn’t make me want to drink it regularly.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
snowden719 (130) - Arizona, USA - JUN 10, 2006
somewhat hazy amber color. Medium white head. Hints of apricot and citrus in the aroma with the former being more prevalanet. Medium body, somewhat fruity taste. Has a medium amount of hops, but the flavor and hop content combine to form a somewhat bizarre aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
melvin980 (177) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2006
The beers aftertaste is very offensive in my book, I don’t even know how to describe it but the first few times you have one it is almost tough to finish. As a few days went by I started to acquire somewhat of a feel for it with an open mind, but I never would be able to say that I actually enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2006
Pours a hazy orangish reddish color. Aromas of light apricots, malts, and bread. Flavor is wheat bread with apricot notes. Wasn’t all that fruity tasting. Just a mild touch at the finish.

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