The Red #7
The Seven Barrel Brewery

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Red Ale - American Amber / Red
3.53 | pDev: 11.9%
The Seven Barrel Brewery
New Hampshire, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Notes: A classic Red Ale that sports a deep rich red color. Malt and a touch of hops in the aroma. A pleasant malt base with a medium bitterness makes this a smooth drinkable beer. Brewed with British malts and hopped with a blend of Perle, Cascade and Willamette. Lightly dry-hopped with Goldings.
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woosterbill from Kentucky

3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewpub.

A: Slightly hazy copper body under a thin wisp of off-white head. Insipid.

S: Very light and fresh aroma of biscuity malt and bright, herbal hops. Delicate and enjoyable.

T: Follows the nose, but with a bit more malt sweetness than I'd like. Still, nice depth of malt flavor and very fresh-tasting hops make this a tasty brew. Cleanly bitter finish. Nice.

M: Fairly light, effervescent, and creamy solid.

O: I didn't expect much out of this one, but was really impressed at the freshness of the hops and the depth of the malt. I could easily see myself throwing back a few pints of this one.


Aug 29, 2011
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u2carew from Massachusetts

3.28/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A) Red to amber in color. Thin head, thin lacing.
S) Predominately caramel malt aroma. Just a touch of hop citrus.
T) A very well balanced malt to hop ratio. caramel and toffee, mixed with citrus notes. Everything remains consistent to the end. Just a light hop bitterness lingers in the finish.
M) Smooth, medium body, but feels a bit light in the finish.
D) A decent brew. Not a standout, but definitely I'd have another.

Jul 20, 2009
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thekevlarkid from Maryland

3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Off of the tap at the brewing company this beer was a copper color with ruby highlights. The one-finger head was beige colored, retained ok as a collar and left very good lacing in fishnets. The aroma was of toasted malt, caramel malt and floral hops. Not a big aroma but it was very appealing. The flavors were bitter and hoppy with crisp, well-defined floral hops backed by a mild caramel malt backbone. The mouthfeel was smooth, the body medium and the carbonation light. A good example of an American Red and quite sessionable.

Jul 07, 2009
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Brad007 from Vermont

3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Color: Dark/ruby red with razor thin head.

Aroma: Smooth, sweet and malty. Inviting.

Taste: Sweet upfront with a thin malt profile. Roasty.

Mouthfeel: Sweetness lingers a bit. Goes down ok.

Drinkability: Sweetness is a bit much at first but its simple and drinkable. I like it.

May 16, 2008
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BeTheBall from Massachusetts

3.06/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Was given a growler, which was 7 days old when opened. Red/amber color with little to no head or lacing.

Aroma was of malt, no hop smell as I was hoping. Mouthfeel was average, nothing of any real interest. Taste was as the aroma, malt backbone with little to no hop bite at all.

I would not ask for this beer again. It wasn't bad, but wasn't very good either, IMO. Back to the drawing board.

Mar 08, 2008
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akorsak from Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a cask-conditioned pint served at Seven Barrel Brewery in W Lebanon, NH.

Appearance: The ale has a nice copper color with a good head and a surprising lack of lace (for a cask-conditioned beer).

Smell: The ale has a light hoppy aroma that results from the cask, as the regular ale's hop presence was much more reserved.

Taste: The hops are strong here. They come across as English, with a combination of earthy and floral flavors. There is a bit of malt to provide a biscuity background for the hops to play in. The cask conditioning smooths all of these tastes out and leaves an ale that is creamy with a thick taste.

Mouthfeel: The ale is agressive and assertive on the tongue, very nice taste.

Drinkability: I recommend this on cask as opposed to tap, as the hop flavors are muted but last longer.

Jul 20, 2006
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PatandDavid from Massachusetts

2.53/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I hate these low marks, they always look so bad, even thought the drinking experience wasn't out and out horrible or anything. But I guess I have to call 'em like I drank 'em. Pretty clear reddish amber in the glass. There was a fine misty cream colored head on top. I searched for the aroma, but came up lacking. Tastewise, this beer was extremely mild, actually almost watery. Surprisingly there was noticeable dryness, and some tannins on the tongue. Little uneven.

Sep 15, 2005
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Jason from Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap in a pint glass. Excellent lace on this deep amber orange hued ale. Very basic and balanced, lots of mildly toasted biscuit-like malt. Balanced hoppiness with a fruitiness from the yeast.

Very easy to drink a few pints of this brew, nice job with this one.

Feb 20, 2005
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Bierman9 from New Hampshire

3.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hand-pumped, it poured a dark golden-amber color. Head was creamy, short and thin, and stuck some nice lace in the glass. Mild, mild nose with just a hint of citrus. Body was a bit under medium, yet it displayed decent smoothness. Found some good, cask-contributing oaky notes, with a pleasant citrus-hop finish. The cask probably mellowed out the hoppiness a bit....would make a fine session bier.

overall: 3.75
appearance: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 3.5 | drinkability: 4


Nov 10, 2002
The Red #7 from The Seven Barrel Brewery
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 21 ratings