RATINGS: 2244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   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 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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3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2005
The fruit makes the beer. The apricot is deep, aromatic, and full, and without it the beer would be a watery mess. The light sweetness actually complements seafood, but on the whole it was too one-dimensional to be a big scorer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
can8ianben (1519) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2005
Not sure what to make of this... it is very interesting because of the addition of the apricot flavour (seriously, who else is brewing apricot?) but I feel like it is a fruit flavour that improves a mostly watery mediocre beer. I’m not sure if they wanted much depth under this brew, but there is little malt flavour and next to no hop touch there at all.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2005
bottle. interesting fruit beer. pours a golden, amber, orangish color with almost no head. clear and watery looking with little carbonation. smelled of apricots. tasted sweet with slight citrusy hoppiness and definite apricot flavor coming through. interesting and refreshing. i wanted more hoppiness out of this one though. something a slightly more bitter.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2005
Nothing special here. Aroma was grassy, maybe scallions, clovers... you know,all that grass crap. Taste was not much different: grass with a touch of bitterness. Not seeing this apricot that people mentioned. The taste faded quickly as the skim-milk like thinness had the beer go down rather quickly as well. Certainly not an offensive beer, and I could definitely drink it leisurly, but you can also do much better.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2005
Out of a bottle,thanks rich again almost done with the starters. A nice waffting smell of apricots eminates throught the clean golden mixture with a nice white head. The taste is interesting, a swirling mix of sweetness, apricot,pear and a slight presence of hops. Reminded me of a good woman. I liked it overall. Tasty

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2005 Good beer. Sampled this at Coventry. Very refreshing, could drink 10 of these on a hot day. Has a nice hoppy undertone with apricot citrus accents. Not very sweet, which is why I liked it. Nice crisp hoppy aftertaste. Good sipping or pounding. I changed my mind. This is pretty bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2005 Not a bad beer at all, a little weak for my liking, but very drinkable, good aroma and different taste, probably my favorite from the magic hat brewery

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thehinge (292) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 18, 2005
Pours a dark honey color with a white head. Laces nicely. Now, on to the curious aroma and flavor. It’s aroma has a strong nutmeg presence, or is that what I’m confusing for the apricots?...not a big fan of it. Is this beer or egg nog...lol. It tastes like nutmeg, too....in the finish. If you love the nog....maybe this is for you.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2005
Very satisfactory beer. Basically a sub par pale with a weak fruit taste that does not add much to the beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2005
From a 12oz bottle. Pours a crytal clear pale gold. Small head with lots of carbonation. Sparkling tiny bubbles. Sweet pear aromas and a bitter dry smell as well. Definitely dry but also kind of skunky. Don’t enjoy the fruity body at all. Light hoppy aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light and dry. Not an enjoyable brew in total. Interesting dryness for a fruit beer but for me, I do not get the appeal of this beer.


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