Rather than writing our usual whole page review for a beer, we’ve come up with this mini review page for Number Nine Brewery Beers at Quays Pacific Bar & Grill.
Style: Spice beer / Wheat ale
Number 8 Wheat Ale Mini Review
Appearance: Hazy light golden yellow colour with a thin, sticky white head on top.
Nose: Junipers and wheat nose to it. Once warmed up, some hints of lemon juice and a little pithy peel too.
Taste: Coriander and juniper kick to it, with some lemon astringency to it. Smooth but easy drinking.
Style: American IPA
Number 9 Mini Review
Appearance: Dark amber colour with a white head that collapses fast to leave no lacing on the side.
Nose: Woody, caramel, with some dank notes to it. A little thin on the aroma though. Some grassy notes to it once it warms up.
Taste: Low bitterness permeated by the dank and woody notes to it. Body is a little thin to support the flavours. Leaves a woody caramel flavour on the palate.
Style: Coffee stout
Number 9 Coffee Stout Mini Review
Appearance: Pitch black with a slightly off-white tan coloured head. Head fades fast leaving very little lacing on the side of the glass.
Nose: Huge coffee nose when chilled that gets stronger when warmed up. Chocolate and slight roasted black malt nose too when warmed up.
Taste: Huge coffee hit with the black malts bring a slight acrid kick to it. Smooth though considering the amount of coffee flavour. Lingering coffee flavour on the palate.
Style: American Pale Ale / Session Pale Ale
Number 9 Runner’s Pale Ale Mini Review
Appearance: Slight hazy golden colour with a white head that leaves lots of lacing on the side of the glass.
Nose: Full on grapefruit and lemon aroma with some hints of pineapple too once warmed up.
Taste: At 1.2%, lacks a punch in the body but full on hop bitterness and flavour. Plenty of citrus fruits on the palate that linger and proved to be refreshing.