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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AskForJenny (1066) - Ontario, New York, USA - APR 2, 2009
12oz - Gold color with light tan head, Fizzy carbonation, cabbage nose. Feeble taste and weak mouthfeel. DNF

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - APR 1, 2009
bottle poured a light caramel color with a thin white head. aroma has malt, light sweetness, and grains. flavor has a session malt level, light bitter hops, and slight sweetness. easy to drink down and does have an interesting rye type thing going on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (5773) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Location: 6 pack of 12 oz bottles from a Morton Williams in NYC

Aroma: Citrus, caramel, grains
Appearance: Copper, clear, thin white head
Flavor: Grainy sweetness, a little caramel (stronger in the nose then the taste) and a citrus finish
Palate: Medium (tending toward light) body, nice smooth drink
Overall Impression: Overall this is a decent springtime beer (though it was pretty cold in NYC last week). I guess its grouped as a specialty grain due to the rye taste, but otherwise I thought the labeling of copper ale was pretty accurate. Nice offering, will save a few for warmer days, and see how they do in that environment.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2009
From bottle. Amber colour with a thin white lace. Honey in the aroma with a hint of malt. Bitter refreshing ale. Sweet tangy finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheap (5359) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2009
On tap at the Mad Mex in Robinson. Nice and bubbly sparkling pale lager appearance. Not much detectable aroma. No bad olfactory on the nose. Interesting mild hop and new leather tastes. Barely any carbonation. Has a pleasant saison attitude about it. Decent well mannered finish, overall not bad!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2009
Bottle: Deep orange golden with a wispy weak off white head. Some subdued, lightly perfumy hops with a grassy note and mild orangey citrus. Thin bodied- fizzy. Lightly sweet malt back in the flavor- a bit papery with some mild orange (cascade) hops, that seem stale. Perfumy, lean, with residual papery grain and an off astringency toward the finish of what seems like weird phenolics? Eh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2009
I enjoyed this beer. Nice color, nice body. Very dry and slightly bitter. I’m guessing Specialty grain means ’Rye’. Since that seems to be the popular opinoin. Either way, I like it. It’s nice to see something new from Blue Point as well as be available outside of the brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAR 16, 2009
12oz bottle shared by nuplastikk. My first specialty grain rating. The bottle claims copper ale, and no mention of any odd grains, though rye seems to be the culprit here. A lasting light beige head sits atop a copper body. Spicy malt and light grassy hops in the aroma. Lightly toasty, almost chewy malt, some caramel, spicy but mild hops and a lightly bitter finish. Medium-light bodied with crisp but fine carbonation. balanced, pretty clean flavors and nice light malt character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13309) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2009
(12oz bottle, thanks nupplastikk) Medium beige head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel/bread, some spice. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, light spice, rye. Light-medium body, lightly sticky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Bottle shared by nuplastikk: Pours a transparent copper amber with a thin, stringy-lacing white head. Aroma of citrusy grassy noble hops and a touch of grainy semi-sweet pale malt. Starts with decent body and mild caramel sweetness with some mild rye flavor before a drier, grainy finish with some light citrusy hops. A pretty drinkable and balanced brew, but nothing special.

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