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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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The story of the Seven Gates comes from rural Pennsylvania, not far from the Spring House Brewery. According to the legend, a mental asylum for the criminally insane stood in the middle of a dense forest. Surrounding the asylum were seven concentric gates, preventing would-be escapees. One terrifying night, the asylum caught fire, causing the inmates to flee into the menacing forest. As the tale goes, the former asylum residents were trapped by the seven gates, and eventually succumbed to the perils of the forest. The locals swear that the tormented souls of the inmates will torture anyone brave enough to attempt passage through the Seven Gates of the forest.

Spring House Brewing Co. honors the local legend by producing a terrifyingly delicious brew that is as familiar as a friendly forest, yet possesses a mysterious quality that will haunt you from the first taste. The enormous, hopped flavor and the meticulous craftsmanship that goes into each bottle will have you believing that the master brewer must be a direct descendant of the former asylum residents.

Note: Formerly contract brewed at Appalachian.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 17, 2013
On tap at tasting. Pours a light golden color with a thick white head with tons of sheet lacing. Aroma is a simple biscuit aroma with hints of caramel, and grassy herbal hops. Taste is caramel malt with lots of herbal hops and a light citrus as well to round things out. Mouthfeel is medium in body, good carbonation, hoppy bite in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Draft. Small off-white head with clear light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, some bread, light grapefruit. Light-medium body, light stickiness.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnbuck100 (236) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Six pack to go from downtown Lancaster taproom. Seven gates is a good go-to pale ale. not the best, but much better that the middle even. a bit heavy for my taste, a bit too much bread, but nice hoppy pale ale with a good spruce-hop flavor. if you’re at a party with bud light, blue moon, yuegling or this, its a no-brainer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leafs93 (1649) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Pours golden orange with a white head. Aroma is citrus, caramel and hay. Taste is bittersweet with some metallic tartness. medium bodied with medium carbonation. Good session brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsmerig (1208) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Pours a light golden yellow with very active carbonation. Aroma of orange an straw. Lightly malty balanced with a deep bitter that starts floral and finishes peppery long after the taste is done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FishBizkit (234) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2013
From tap. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and slight citrusy. Bitter and dry hoppy, citrusy. Dry and citrusy finish. Bitter and dry far finish. -Fish!

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
brystmar (1203) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bad. Just bad. Green peppers in the aroma, watered-down coffee and awful roastyness behind that make me cringe. Yeah, this is terrible. Hopefully my drain accepts the rest of my pour.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ffaoe (224) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2012
light hoppy aroma, very light amber in color with a nice head. nice hop flavor but not over the top

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boxofrane (2056) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Draft. Pours orange with a small head. Aroma has floral notes and some citrus. Good bitter taste with a final bite in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TreborWhip (392) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Draft at Bixler’s Lodge pours light amber with average off-white head. Citrus aroma. Flavors of pine, grapefruit, and oranges with a nice, lingering hop finish.


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