RATINGS: 2245   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pbjclimber (150) - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2005
Poured a clear amber color without much head. There is a little taste of hops mixed with fruits, the taste of apricot is noticable. This is a decent beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gachupines (1252) - USA - DEC 2, 2005
Amber/golden with a thin head. Aroma is somewhat musty and fruity. Taste is malty, weak hops, and some fruit. Nothing too impressive here, probably wouldn’t pick it up again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - NOV 22, 2005
i had only heard of this beer, living on the west coast. i was eager to try it when i went to boston. surprisingly many bars/pubs have it on draft. poured light golden brown with little to no head. nose of musty fruits of apricots and apples. mouth pushes the same with a week backbone of maltor wheat and flat hops. thin and weak. what a horrible beer and disapointment. why the hell do they sell this crap? engine engine #9, you suck bro!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rib Eye (148) - USA - NOV 18, 2005
Weirdly fruity too hoppy palealish concoction. Not impressed. It seems as gimmicky as Magic Hat’s truly annoying and unnavigable website.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (3708) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2005
Thin white head dissipates quickly. Cloudy orange color. Dry, fruity taste with a sweet aftertaste on the palate. Creamy and full, though it feels like it should more like a wheat beer. Fun to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2005
Filter-bright golden orange with avg head. Dried apricot and bread crust aroma - like some toast with apricot ham. Slightly creamy, too-thick body. Comes across as a little starchy/pasty. Sort of a "good" version of Pyramid’s Apricot Ale - if such a thing exists.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2005
Thick white head, which slowly diminishes, weak hoppy aroma. Very strong wheat taste, with a light wheat aftertaste

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2005 Pours golden/straw color with smallish white head, mostly diminishing. The aroma is banana and vegetal malt. The flavor is wheat and metal. Thin and matery mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2005
I used to think that I really liked this beer. Every once in a while, I’ll try it and not mind it so much. For the most part, I’m not a fan. Very weak bodied and flavored. I feel that the apricot flavor mixed with something else in the beer comes off tasting like mild barf. Yes, that’s really what I taste. It’s not strong but very present.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2012 6 pack from Beer Store of all places. Well, I have come a long way. Drank a 6 pack in apparently better shape than 7 years ago! Aroma still mild - some hops and citrus. Colour the same. taste though is fine - light ale, citrus overtones, some hops. A perfectly fine session chugger. Originally 5/3/2/3/6 . Bottle from a Magic Hat sampler 12-pack split with blankboy, HogTownHarry and GregClow. Dark orange, slight white head. Odd aroma - stale hops, sweetness, a hint of a carbonated fruit beverage, citrus - very odd. Thin mouthfeel, but pleasantly frothy and active on the tongue. Flavour - yeck! Cream Soda! That is the dominant flavour here, it took me a bit to identify it, because it has been years since I have had it - I hate Cream Soda! Lingering sweetness. Terribly unbalanced, by the end I truly despised this beer, a strong reaction that I usually don’t have one way or another to a beer.

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