BeerandBlues2 (12100) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is biscuit and cracker malt, earthy, citrus and herbal hops with apple and pear esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, light malt and fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A twist off cap!?
Anyway, golden orange in color. Nicely carbonated with an average foam cap. A slight chill haze maybe.
Nice aromatics of toffee malt and bouquet of woodsy earthy hops.
Sweet malty flavor with some butter. Dry.
A slight bitter hop aith a dry finish.
I note a metalic off taste.
I will disregard the off taste until I have an opportunity to try another beer.
A good average ale I deem worthy.
joejames (476) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours hazy light amber, two finger head, nice lacing. Aroma pine, grass, light citrus notes. Taste is earthy and floral bitter. Light body, medium carbonation. Finishes slightly bitter that lingers. Average pale ale.
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the brewery. Aroma is juicy citrus and melon. Flavor is very nice pale malt and fruity hops with a nice finish. bought a 6er
merc7186 (2929) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Lemon Zest, Mildly Piney, Mildly Grainy
Appearance: Amber/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Lots of Light, White Head, Decent Lacing
Taste: Grainy Malts, Mildly Piney
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter
PhillyCraft (5747) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Firkin version with citra and grapefruit zest at Barcade for their Spring House event. Pours clearish golden with small white head, good lace. Notes are insanely grapefruit with some bitter tangerine skin and candy booze. Finishes the same as echto cooler but not as accurate as turbo shandy was years back. Nice one off that seems like it’s much better then the regular version judging by the reviews.
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear golden with an Orange hue and white head. Aroma has light sweet hops and crispy malts. Flavor brings some light bitter hop notes and vague citrus on a crispy body carbonated just right.
snoworsummer (4680) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the taproom. Pours very clear gold with a thin white head and decent lacing. Tastes like malt, grains, some dry hop feel, mild bitterness and sweetness. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like grains and light sweetness.
sonnycheeba (5043) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Lancaster Taproom. Pours clear gold with creamy white head. Aroma is cereal and toasted malts, grassy and floral notes, light pineapple, and light lemon zest. Flavor is dry malts forward with strong grassy hop profile and some light citrus and toasted notes; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
revbarabbas (1) - - NOV 21, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I got the first can available to the public in a private tasting of the variety that is brewed exclusively at the Spring House Brewery itself instead of the Appalachian contract.
This is a completely different beer, The aroma is crisp, citrusy, with piney notes. The appearance is golden with a light colored white head and clean looking. The taste is a lot less malty than the Appalachian variety...hops are in the fore-front, but not overbearingly bitter...refreshing with citrus notes and a floral after taste. Body is light thin texture lively carb and an abrupt finish.
This is a return to the original Seven Gates...but in a can.