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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sregnar35 (952) - 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 (2061) - 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 (2757) - 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 (3240) - 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 (2138) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Cask at Pacific Standard. Aroma is pretty malty with some rye and chocolate. Terrific beer which is Sofa King smooth anfld perfectly hoppy. Grassy with some peanut and cocoa. Best Blue Point beer since forever!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8216) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2008
Amber-copper coloured brew. Aroma is quite hoppy and grassy with a light nutty malt character as well. Slightly lemony and citrusy with a bit of nice crisp rye spiciness. There is a bit of cherryish fruitiness as well. Quite nicely balanced, spicy and fruity. Herbal/spicy hoppy bitterness. Lightly resiny. It’s pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Sample at PCBF 08. Pours a translucent amber with golden notes and an average bubbly/creamy off white head. Aroma of floral notes, caramel, rye, a bit spicy and some mixed citrus. Flavor of light roast, citrus, some rye and toasted malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2008
Taster at the brewpub. One on tap, one on cask. To tell the truth, there wasn’t much of a difference other than the carbonation. As a result, the cask one drank a little smoother, but I only noticed that since I was looking for it. However, this difference should not be misconstrued as being a ’bad’ thing as the tap version is rather good by itself. Some light citrus and roast flavors with a moderate balance of hops in the finish. This is definitely something that you could use to introduce someone to the world of microbrewing as it is good without being radical.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2276) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2007
UPDATED: APR 8, 2008 Taster at brewpub. Orange/copper color, clear beer. A sweet nutty maltiness, some light floral hoppiness. Taste is mineral with light citrus fruit and lightly malty. Easy drinking and thirst quenching. A very nice mix of nutty lager and a lightly hopped American ale. I would say this is a Vienna/APA mix. Definitely returnable and recommended.7/3/6/3/14

Re-rate from growler: very different brew the 2nd time around. Still the same color but has a beautiful large head. Aroma has gone all the way hoppy and looses and of the lagered maltiness and nuttiness it had before. Aroma is all hops with light citrus, light pine and light sweet hops. Taste is similar and finishes with light bitterness and extremely easy drinking. A definite improvement.7/4/7/3/15

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