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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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A ruddy amber American Strong clocking in at 7.7% abv. Grapefruit and stone fruit hop aroma and character are balanced by a rich red malt backbone. A precise blend of 7 hops go into the brewing and dry hopping process including Nelson Sauvin, Mosaic, Horizon, Palisade, Citra, Willamette, & Columbus. From Flannery O’Connor to Iron Maiden the Seventh Son of a Seventh Son is embedded in American culture as a powerful harbinger of good fortune; what better name for our flagship ale?

*Pairs well with strong flavors found in roasted meats and root vegetables and works well with Double Gloucester or other moderately aged cheeses.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Tap. Abv 7.7 %. Deep amber/ oak -hazy small head off-white citrus/grapefruit some caramel medium bitterness and finish Hides the alcohol well and has qualities of some old ales I have had. It is good but seems to be on the brink of being muddled and going completely off one way or the other. It is balanced but just so.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (5414) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle shared at RBWG
Clear golden with a medium sized white head, good lacing. Aroma is floral. Flavors are floral, pit fruit and citrus
Nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (12580) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Can shared late night during RBWG 2015. Pours clear copper with s creamy light tan head. Pretty nice orangey hops in the nose, some bready malts. Medium sweet flavor, more juicy citrus fruits, orange and tangerine, slight piney bitterness. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Moderate bready malts on the finish, low bitterness, some pine resin, ripe orange. Good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (4514) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Can during RBWG Lobby share. Pours a clear amber with small white head. The aroma is grapefruit and pine. Medium mouth with grass and nice bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (5193) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle @ RBWG bottle share. Amber pour with a small head. Red fruits, peach, toast and light glitter grain. Similar flavour, taste is similar. Grassy bitterness. Toast and peach. Peppery dryness. Medium body, soft carb. Cool.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (14135) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Can courtesy of Dr. Silverworm, thanks! Clear bright amber color. Nice pine resin aroma. Taste is bitter pine and fruit. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1450) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2015
16 ounce can. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours a mostly clear garnet red color with about an inch light tan head that stuck around for a while. There’s also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells mostly like citrusy (grapefruit, mango) and pine hops, along with some caramel malt. I think the taste is very similar to the aroma, but there’s also some graininess and citrus peel noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s slick and coating with a good amount of carbonation. I thought this was a good brew, although I’d call it an Imperial Red Ale instead of a strong ale. But no matter what style of beer you call this, it’s a good one. I liked it! $2.75 a single can.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (6250) - Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2015
16 oz. can from Dutch’s into a snifter at home. Pours a clear deep amber with some reddish highlights and a large fluffy off white head. The aroma and flavor have caramel malt, a light toasted bread character, herbal, light citrus hops, mild to moderate bitterness, grassy, even a hint of wood. Interesting enough.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARH (650) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2014
On tap, poured into a shaker. Grapefruit, floral, plum, and spruce aromas all come through in a wonderful blend. The beer is an oily and crystal clear, rich caramel red brown color with a light tan, dense head that retains a thick ring and near full island with an abundant lacing. The taste is a medium high sweet and medium bitter. The smooth beer has a soft fizziness and a full, juicy body with notes of citrus, toast, and caramel with a grassy and zesty finish and a bitter citrus rind. It’s crisp and dry with a mildly astringent citrus rind and grain aftertaste with a touch of cough drops and a burnt character.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11348) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Draft sample. Poured clear amber color with an average fizzy off-white head that was mostly lasting with very good lacing. Moderate complex hop and sweet malt aroma. Medium to abundant body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid drinkable beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lefossoyeur (485) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2014
Copper amber with a shy white head. Pretty neutral aromas of light oakiness and some kiwi hops. Medium body, grassy stonefruit hoppiness, malty without being boozy, clean greenish bitterness. Not bad, needs more definition IMHO.


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