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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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When the Winter is over, Spring is nature’s way of saying “hey, let’s party!” Spring Fling is how we welcome the warmer weather and spirits. Spring Fling Copper Ale strikes a perfect balance between the malty flavor of special German barley and the zesty spice of fresh American hops that results in a delicious, extremely easy to drink brew. The exquisite blend creates a harbinger of the new season with a delicate hop aroma which delivers a perfect pairing for your Spring Fever. Handcrafted from a unique blend of malts, Spring Fling Ale is a perfectly balanced copper ale that delivers a crisp and refreshing taste with subtle hints of nuts and honey. The arrival of Spring Fling means Winter has passed and Summer is right around the corner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2008
Cask at Pacific Standard. Hazy dark golden pour with almost a gray/green tint. Some hops and rye grain on the nose; seems promising, like it will be crisp and refreshing. Hit my palate the wrong way those: something really ashy and unpleasantly bitter. Particularly because I was drinking this side-by-side with a lovely Belgian rye also on cask, this just didn’t do it for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2008
On tap at patchogue brewery. Pours a hazy red color, nice hoppy aroma, very appealing. Taste was a good mix between bitter and sweet. Good crisp aftertaste. I liked this beer a lot and wish it were more widely available.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2008
On tap at the brewery. Aroma of rye seed, rye bread, light citrus and floral hops. Flavor very rye malty, sweet rye, with bittering hops rubbing up against it. Bitter finish but never completely obstructs the rye malt. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LilBeerDoctor (3512) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2008
On tap at the brewery. Pours orange with a small light tan head. Aroma of bitter rye seed. Flavor of rye and parmesean cheese with a bitter hops finish. Too bitter for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Draft. Pours a light yelllow body with a white head. Aroma is bitter hoppiness with some earthy notes and malt. Plain and simple not much to the flavor a little pine from the hops which disipates slowly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (3798) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2008
(cask @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Amber in color with a soapy white head. Aroma is very hoppy and floral with some sweet hints. Flavor is bitter and floral at the start with some caramel and malt notes afterwards and a finish that has a nice mixture of pine and citrus. Bitter taste lingers on the tongue for a bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Draught: Aroma of floral hops and caramel malts. Poured amber in color with a small, off-white head. Clear. Sparkling. Good lacing. Flavor of caramel, hops, roasting, pine, chocolate, and malts. Medium body. Tingly texture turned dry. Average carbonation. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6722) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2008
Draft at MacGregors in Rochester. Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is mostly floral and citrus hops. Medium body. Flavor is floral hops up front, followed by a caramel and nutty note and has a lingering bitter finish of roasted malt and floral hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sregnar35 (1020) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - APR 27, 2008
Cask conditioned at Mahars. Another good session beer. Flavor was sweet and not at all hoppy, but a good balance was there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2514) - New York, USA - APR 21, 2008
Draft at Spring Lounge. Poured a lighter amber. A bitter taste, some malt and caramel. OK.

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