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RATINGS: 158   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LilBeerDoctor (3507) - 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 (3629) - 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 (6440) - 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 (987) - 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 (2401) - New York, USA - APR 21, 2008
Draft at Spring Lounge. Poured a lighter amber. A bitter taste, some malt and caramel. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
LinusStick (2901) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2008
On tap at Mad Mex Robinson. Very different APA. Tasted like a "widget beer". Aroma was so so. With caramel malt dominating. Pour was beautiful...dark gold with a 3 finger off white head. Taste was flat. Tasted like a bitter. Not much flavor except for some hoppiness in the aftertaste. There was a buttery malt flavor that came and went, but it was not consistent. No carbonation to help the flavor along. Blah.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2008
Cask at Chelsea Cask Fest. Hoppy, peppery bacon aroma, kind of a full American breakfast. Interesting. Mostly bitter in the flavor, chewy, a bit of ugly malt in there. Aroma is nice but flavor and palate suck.

I had this from a growler later in the day and it was quite different. I didn’t take notes on that, though, but it wasn’t great either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2008
On cask at Pacific Standard. Amber in color with a little white head. Malty and hoppy aroma. Grassy earthy floral hoppy notes. Malty caramel flavor with chocolatety notes. Smooth tasting. Finish is bitter. Creamy. Very drinkable.

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