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RATINGS: 2174   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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2011 Bottle, The pour was a clear golden copper in color with a thin (1/2 finger or less) frothy white head that dissipated rapidly and had fair lacing. The aroma was of moderate grain malts, a mild floral hop and an earthy yeast with a definite hint of apricot and maybe a little honey. The taste was a little malty and had a nice fruity note in the beginning then shifted to a slightly bitter hoppy flavor at the end with just a hint of spice that left the flavor hanging around for a decent amount of time. Mouthfeel was excellent, with the body being light to medium and a the texture being creamy at first then rather dry at the end with a nice lively carbonation. Overall, the mild bitter finish and the flavors that were left to linger allowed you to enjoy the full embodiment of this brew. Nice and tasty and quite drinkable.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfontana (44) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle. Aroma is fruity peach. Appearance is clear, light yellow-gold with small persistent head, light lacing with minimal retention, sustained carbonation. Taste is medium sweet fruity peach. Palate is medium bodied with lively carbonation--a little too much initially but mellows as it sits in the glass. Quick finish. Overall, a nice highly drinkable beer with good flavor profile. Not complex but good either on its own or paired with food.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mstrcrwly (538) - New York, USA - APR 4, 2015
had this years ago and forgot to rate it..actually had peach version..was fruity,crisp but had some hop bitterness..wasn’t bad.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nhjmoyer (7) - 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 (198) - - 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 (1233) - 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 (93) - 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 (2316) - 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 (934) - 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 (71) - 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.


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