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RATINGS: 2170   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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2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fatehunter (1414) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Poured into a snifter. Darker opaque golden with a finger of head. Smells like a barn full of hay, honey, candy and apricot. Points for being different and interesting. Well, it actually tastes like hay (yes, I know how hay tastes). Grains, water and bitterness. Not a great combo. Soft and lots of bubbles with a medium body. There is just too much going on in too many different directions. It has some interesting flavors and smells but they just do not come together for me. It is not bad, but too different to really like.


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 (82) - 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 (2282) - 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 (874) - 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 (37) - 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 (149) - 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."

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jlew715 (16) - Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle. Amber color with 1-1.5 finger lingering head. Aroma is sweet and crisp; noticeable scents of apricot. Taste is crisp a little bitter, with a sweet apricot finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aggiebob (88) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 2, 2015
A amber color ale with fruit and earth aromas followed by the sweetness of apricots. The finish is a bit flat. Overall, slightly better than average for my tastes.


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