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RATINGS: 167   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5270) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2009
12oz bottle. Filtered amber-copper color. Nice head that fades away after a minute or two. I have no idea why this beer is listed as a specialty grain on RB. Pretty solid beer, relatively in the middle of the road flavor-wise. Some crisp hops completely balanced out by the toasty malt. Mouthfeel is almost too big for its britches, if you will. A little too heavy and thick, a rare criticism. Still has some nice caramel tones and hits the mark for the Copper Ale style, the semi undefined style that is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Bottle courtesy of j12601. Pours copper with an off-white head. Smells perfumy and spicy with some caramelly undertones. Tastes of caramel and spicy with an earthy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzzler67 (1599) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Bright bronze appearance with an averge size, off white head and good lacing. Flowery, slightly herbal, hop aroma. Taste has a clean, sharp bite. Grainy flavor that’s a little grassy and a little spicy (almost peppery). Dry, bitter, lingering finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Copper color with a frothy off-white head. Caramel malt aroma with some floral hops, soap and a hint of rye. Decent enough flavor--caramel malts along with some rye and citrus hops--coming together for a mildly spicy finish, although there’s a bit of a metallic aftertaste. Still, a nice rye infused session ale which translates well into the contract brewed sixers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2442) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2009
crass and harsh yet substantive enough it is grapefruit rind (the white) and just a bit more than a bit sweet with equal caramel malt it is altogeather tangy and harsh and desirable yet undesirable depending on ones mood. to be appreciated by the knowledgeable who know what they want. it is flavorful with a medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (8050) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Going by the previous ratings, and the length of time between the last reviews and this one, I’m thinking either Blue Point has made a new Spring Fling, or that the beer bar I went to had the name wrong... but judging by some of the other relatively new and nigh unrated stuff they had on, I’d actually lean towards changing this into an annual release of varying recipes... On tap at Bacchus. Pours a clear amber with a light white head. Lemon and citrus hops on the nose. Medium bodied and a little sweet, with more fresh lemon coming through. Light bitter grapefruit finish. Didn’t know exactly what to make of this one, it reminded me of a lighter pale ale with some lemon thrown in. Nice, light, and refreshing.

   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 (3567) - 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.

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