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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.3
jsmerig (1667) - 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
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
brystmar (1314) - 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
ffaoe (917) - Moorestown, New Jersey, 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
boxofrane (2559) - 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
TreborWhip (393) - 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.

3.2
gripweed57 (2865) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Bright honey gold color. Small creamy white head. Mild grainy malt nose with a hint of mustard seeds.. Slight herbal hops as well. Zesty toasted malt flavor balanced by an acidic hop character. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Finish is dry and lingering.

3.1
keepersj12 (3137) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2012
About average I would say. Pours a light amber with a small head. Pine and citrus aroma, pretty mild, with small malt in the background. Opposite for the taste with the sweet malt dominant and the hops in the background. Nice light beer for the summer.

3.5
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Originally reviewed: 10/20/10. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a ever-so-slightly cloudy dark orange with a thin off-white head on top. This becomes a small white cap that stays for the entire drink. Leaves some nice sticky globs of lace all over the glass. The nose is pretty basic. Grains, mild floral notes, and some sweet maltiness. Good moderate mouthfeel. Carbonation level is decent. Finishes smooth and clean. Well-balanced beer with plenty of malty goodness, and a slight bitter finish. Hops are noticeable, but not overly so. This really is the epitome of a drinkable PA. Very easily quaff-able. Hit the spot this afternoon. Not bad at all.

3
r464 (2370) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Malty aroma leading to a very malty and sweet flavor. Caramel and nut flavor with hints of hops, but not too strong.


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