Secret Seven

The Secret Seven Manifesto

The Secret Seven Manifesto

Our network has been intrigued this week by the arrival of packages of beer from the newest beery cabal: Secret Seven. We are sure all will be revealed in time, but we thought we would spare a few lines to talk about the beer.

It is indeed hoppy, and amber in colour, but lacks the body and amber malt flavour for an American amber style. The aroma is complex. Full of citrus, mostly lemon and a hint of grapefruit and orange. Then comes a hint of malt and below that some yeast character. This is a young beer.

The flavour is very hop centric, again with the lemon citrus flavours. We find the hops American in character, with hints of pine lurking in the lemon patch, but no stone or tropical fruit. It is very dry, a bit astringent, less than optimally carbonated, and a tad thin. As a drinking experience, at first the lack of balance and astringency were off-putting, but in the end it is an enjoyable. Those of you who don’t like lingering bitterness will need to look elsewhere. This one builds.

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About Fritz and Maria

Fritz and Maria have been living, drinking and brewing together for over 20 years. As beer commentators and educators they strive to create a beerocracy where people exercise their palates by voting for quality in the marketplace. Their interests include the personalities, business, and culture of craft beer worldwide. As distillers for Rough Hands, they loved being at the place where magic meets science. Fritz and Maria can be found speaking at beery events, holding guided tastings, judging competitions.

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