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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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Keg and bottled; Special.

Brewed in Chicago on the Summer Solstice 2013 by Tom Newman of Celt Experience Brewery, Ben Saller of Atlas Brewing Co. and Jesse Edwin Evans and Samuel Evans of Ale Syndicate. The recipe was inspired by a Celtic legend surrounding the solstice and blends 7 different hops (Cascade, Citra, East Kent Golding, Simcoe, Hallertau, Warrior and Columbus) to create a smooth, citrusy and aromatic double IPA.
At 8.1% ABV and 60 IBUs, Seven Flowers will challenge and excite hop lovers on both sides of the Atlantic.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5569) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2014
33 cl bottle @ home, BBE 08.09.2014
Aroma has pineapples, hops, fruity tones and some floral notes. Feels a bit sweet and heavy. Flavour is hoppy with fruity tones, pineapples, some fruits and caramel. Finishes with some floral tones. Juicy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (3682) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2014
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail

BBE 21.07.14 - Pours dark copper orange with a thick white head. Aroma of caramely malts, toffee, grassy hops, hints of fruits and citrus. Taste is malty, hoppy and sweetish with notes of caramel, grass, toffee, citrus and exotic fruits. Finish is malty, hoppy and grassy with notes of alcohol and fruits. Okay, malty DIPA.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (6585) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2013
330 ml bottle. Brewed by Celt Experience. BB 11/07/14. From alesbymail.co.uk.
Cloudy amber colour with a small white head. Resiny and fruity hoppy aroma with mild bitterness, sweetness and malt. The flavour is very strong bitter with resiny and citrusy hops. Sweetness and malt there too. Strong dark hoppiness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (2518) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle at the Watford tasting, from London Bridge oddbins. Aroma is resin, sweet hop, some pine and strawberry / beerry. Orange golden colour and persistent white head. Flavour is pine, some lyche fruits and lemon rind. Assertive resinous bitterness. Tasty DIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (1918) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
50cl bottle at the Watford tasting. Thanks Fergus. It pours a slightly hazy golden colour with medium white head. Aroma is flowary and hoppy with mango orange peel. Arching bitterness, grainy orange zest and a yolky mouthfeel. Muddied hop, half citrus half getaway weak tropical. Pine needles and mango. Good one

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wilftanat (12) - Shrewsbury, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
Very good indeed. Lovely fruit and flower aromas with more on the palate along with clean crisp malt. Superbly balanced and complex and for the strength, supremely drinkable. There are many more fashionable beers out there not half as good as this.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3633) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2013
330ml bottle. Clear, orangey dark golden to amber colour with huge, frothy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Slightly sulphuric hop aroma, a touch of egg, initially just backgroundish but lasting and finally assertive citrusy and piney hop flavours, some resin. Taste is initially fruity, bitter hoppy, malty, hints of red fruit, maybe due to the East Kent Golding. Would therefore fit in the category ’Imperial/Double Bitter’ if it existed. Later more IIPA-typical, resinous and citrusy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6317) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle at the Watford tasting, December. It pours deep amber with a thick yellow-white head. The nose is toasty, orange, tangerine, mango, sherbet, parma violets and a touch of chalk. The taste is wood, toast, resin, pine, orange sherbet, papaya, tangy fruit, parma violets, good bitterness and light alcohol with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Flavoursome and rather drinkable Nice work.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2626) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
330ml bottle, Celt version. Pours dark orange gold with a large head. Aroma is mango hop and burnt toast. Taste is toast, caramel and piney hops to start. Bitter mango hop finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
leebotton (185) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
Celt Experience - brewed in Caerphilly. Bottled. Sweet, toasty, crisp and sharp caramel aroma, high floral tones from the hops and almost sickly sweet from the malt (in a good way). Pours with a massive white foamy head and is medium golden. Complex flavour of the seven hops mixing with a honey sweetnes, well balanced in terms of the sweetness and bitterness, a lot of both, great!


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