RATINGS: 2245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2004
Bottled. Cool label, mysteroius name hyped brew; for all that I couldn’t say that I found anything overly impressive. Subtle apricot and other essence though nothing too special.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dthmtldgn (32) - barrington, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2004
i have heard only good things about this brewer before i had ever found it, and this was the first flavore i tried. the apricot wasnt overwhelming, as in other fruit beers ive had. definetly will pick this one up again.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 21, 2004
not much of an aroma, the flavor is slightly sour, there’s nothing special with this beer

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EtownEraser (63) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2004
I have had this in the past on tap, however the rating was performed on a bottle. Nice pour with golden color. Very dissapointing aroma. Smelled somewhat like yeast, not pleasent. Fruity taste with citrousy overtone. Was pretty lame.

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 21, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2004 This is the worst beer i’ve ever had. Forget the mich ultra this is worse...the fruity apricot taste is so overwhelming i cant tell if i’m drinking beer or not. I drank about 3/4 of it and dumped it out, which is sad because I wont even dump out a beat light. I’ll be a happy man if i never have to drink this again. The only redeeming qualities i could find were the witty things written under the cap, and that it felt pretty good in my mouth.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2004
This is the definition of apricot flavor in beer, for those who wonder. Peachy color, clear, but the head doesn’t impress. Light and drinkable but on the bland side. Delicate hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (6974) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2004
Slightly hazy golden orange color, small head. Aroma is sharp of apricot, some yeast and hops. Taste is bit sweet, but mostly bitter and also quite yeasty. Palate is not sticky, but more bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jerohen (2244) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2004
Cloudy dark yellow coloured, small head. Strong apricot aroma, not something i really like. Luckily the apricot is not that overwhelming in flavour. Bitter, watery brew.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 15, 2004
i´m not convinced about the merits of apricot in beer. this had a pretty distinct apricot aroma though not overly sweet, more like dried apricots. fortunately enough bitterness to stop it from being too sticky

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
findshane (2) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2004 does not count
My favorite summer-time beer to drink when I vist my family in New England. I just wish it was easier to find in the midwest! Number 9 is a light to medium bodied beer with strong fruit flavors, especially prune or apricot. Overall, it’s a nice and refreshing summer drink that won’t bog you down. Highly recommended.


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