RATINGS: 2244   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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tzakiel (81) - Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2009
A bit of fruit taste in this slightly hoppy beer. Not bad at all. cereal, citrus notes.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
beeroverthere (81) - USA - APR 10, 2012
Color:Bright Orange Aroma:Candy sweetenss Body:The beer hits you with an initial fruity sweetenss moving over to mellow and light malty with a hint of bitterness Finish:Light dry bitterness Over-all/Mouth-feel:Light and refreshing.

1.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
PhatCatt (81) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2016 Yes, it is not "not quite pale" but still drinkable. Roasty malts, holiday baking dough, pineapple, and ends with a nice floral tone. Overall good, but too ’dark’.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TJay7481 (80) - Altamonte Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Had this beer while outside at a BBQ. That being said it is a pretty decent summer beer. Light gold color with light hops flavor. Notes of citrus and apricot. Nothing special, but you could do worse.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
seekingup2 (80) - - DEC 12, 2011
I used to like #9 a lot more than I do now. The smooth apricot flavor is still nice, but doesnt do it for me like it used to.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
william146 (80) - Winterville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2010
On tap at Winslow’s Tavern, Greenville, NC Fruity taste but rather smooth; understated.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nmoskop (79) - Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Tried this beer in a little Irish Pub just outside of Time Square. I have to say, this discovery was one of the hilights of my trip. If this is a fruit beer, it’s well concealed inside a pale ale. Brilliant aroma with a delicate assorted fruit aftertaste. Must have more!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
dominion (78) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2002
Not a stong fruity taste. very refreshing especially when it is 95 degrees outside in the shade.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MisterDenson (78) - Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Rating #34 for 2012 12oz bottle cold from a tulip glass. Beautiful aroma of citrus, honey, wheat, and faint spices. Bright amber color quickly vanishing head no lacing. Taste was sweet very mild hops with some honey. Palate was dry low carbonation finished smooth.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steinface (77) - Hatfield, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2008
A very pleasant fruity beer. No more no less. Hops present. Would drink again


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