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RATINGS: 2172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gilvanblight (813) - Windsor, Ontario, - NOV 17, 2012
Clear copper pour with a very bubbly head that left lacing on the side of the glass before I’ve even had a sip. Strong hoppy nose that’s a touch grainy and grassy. Dry. Easy to drink. Refreshing. No strong pale ale bite. Rather nice. I’m not a fan of pale ales but I have to say I’m a fan of a not quite pale ale. I could see buying a case of these for the weekend. Very nice. Yeasty flowery aftertaste that is pretty pleasant.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nhjmoyer (6) - san antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2015 does not count
Very nice beer with a crisp finish. I could drink about 50 of these in the sun and be a happy dude.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
grubypawel (189) - - MAR 23, 2015
Pours hazy golden with some hite head. A fruity aroma that gives way to butter as the beer warms up. Meh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iznogud (1207) - CROATIA - FEB 22, 2015
On tap at Spuyten Duyvil, Brooklyn. Pours hazy golden, small white head. Malty and fruity, caramel, apricot.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppyScallywag (87) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2015
It's magic hat #9....we all know it. It's a good brew. If there's nothing else good on tap, grab this ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
RuneStumo (2294) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2015
18.02.2015. 3/4 Pint Bottle at Bread & Butter, New York. Pale amber colour with white head. medium body with a fair malt flavour. Sourish aromas of fruit. Harsh. Yeast is mentioned, And there is a kind of homebrew syrup thing going on. Not for me this one

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (904) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2015
A sweet mineral aroma, pours a golden color with no head. Sweet fruity taste with a hint of hops. Light body and taste with a sweet fruit finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheSilentSaint (58) - Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2015
This one is awful! Doesn't taste anything but yeast!! Citrus and fruity but too sharp yeast flavor. Never going to try again! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
phikus (96) - syracuse, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2015
I try to drink this every time it is brought to a gathering just to not be a snot but this is kind of yucky. Artificial peach and too much yeast.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bennetporter (184) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Not quite sure what to make of this yeasty, malty concoction. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jamesonpatz (23) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stemless tulip glass (Brooklyn Brewery glass). Aroma is quite floral and a little fruity, but still smells crisp and a bit bready like a beer should. Deep golden hue is very inviting, but the head receded very quickly. Taste is earthy and floral right away at the front of the sip. The middle of the sip is where the fruitiness appears. The finish reveals a tiny bitter bite, but leaves you with a smooth, sweet aftertaste (aftertastes aren’t always bad!). For this style of beer, the mouthfeel is in that perfect, middle-of-the-road range. Not too light, but definitely not a heavy beer. Quite impressed with this beer. It’s a very balanced brew and would accommodate a wide range of entrees if paired with a meal! (Too bad I already ate). "Never turn your back on your beer."


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