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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (2093) - - SEP 30, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-28-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a lighter copper kind of orange color with a nice big and thick just off white two finger head. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a nice level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is lighter overall but consists of a nice blend of caramel, cracker malt and a decent hop profile. The hop is rather complex in nature consisting of floral, citrus, grassy and some pine notes. Taste – The taste begins with a drier cracker and bready malt taste with a hint of caramel sweetness. The caramel leaves quickly leaving the taste quite dry. The hop flavors then start coming to the tongue. At first a light citrus greets the tongue, remaining rather light through the taste. Other hop flavors of an earthy and grassy nature come to the tongue soon after though giving the brew a rather hoppy taste overall. Toward the end a little bit of a floral hop taste comes to the tongue, which, in the end, with the loss of the sweet and the presence of all the hop a rather crisp and diversely hopped taste is left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the lower side with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. A bit more body may have been nicer for supporting the hop and would have balanced the brews flavors slightly more appropriately. Overall – A rather decent brew, although not quite what I was expecting for a “copper ale” (as described by brewer as I was expecting something maltier and sweeter). As an APA though it is very appropriate in flavor and a nice one to try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (3178) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Twist off top!! I have not had one of those in years. Pours an off white head and copper color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-caramel, some pine. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, secondary pine hops with some bite.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopbag (146) - - MAY 13, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2014 Nice copper color. Dry malt profile with a touch of roast. Almost tastes like it has rye. Malt fills the palate and blends nicely with the hop resin. Aftertaste is honey. Tasty brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holdwine (1135) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Good on style points. Not very zippy once you savor the sweet barley. Easy to drink and easy to forget about. Nothing special here, just a nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5510) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear copper body with a small fizzy off-white head that left some minimal lacing. The nose is toasty and sweet with just a light hint of hops. The flavor is on the sweeter side with a bit of crystal malt and light thin caramel. Minimal to no hops in the flavor. Reminds me a bit of Yuengling Lager really, but with a little more malt sweetness and little to no corn. Light to medium bodied with a bit of sticky clinginess. Meh, not the best Amber, but drinkable enough to have one bottle of it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee (1522) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
On tap in the BA lounge at JFK. Lovely tap head, enjoyed getting to grips with that! Poured a pleasant light amber copper colour. It’s a crisp drinkable ale, with a nice if unchallenging level of hop bitterness. Solid malts. Nothing remarkable but surprisingly pleasant. I suspect you might see a few of these slp down if you weren’t concentrating...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4531) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2014
Rated on 3-28-2011 (Bottle purchased at Total Wine & More-Ft. Myers, FL) This beer pours a medium sized off-white fizzy head with a short retention, transparent amber body, fast rising carbonation, and a substantial amount of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, grassy, citrus, sweet, and spicy. The taste is lightly bitter, caramel malt, grassy, citrus hops and has a dry finish. The mouthfeel is lively and this beer is medium bodied. The hops are upfront in the flavor and there is a lingering hoppy bitter aftertaste. It is not over-the-top hoppy tasting and is a nice beer on this humid late March Florida day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
josebullied (5) - - MAR 26, 2014 does not count
Hoppy dry nice taste good balance and nice finish. Citrus notes nice on a hot day. I would buy this again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Tap. Copper pour with a big white head. Caramel, citrus, vanilla, floral. Light body. Not a lot of carbonation. Easy to drink

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nate (3824) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2014
On tap at Brunzies. Mild beany tang aroma. Light fruity character with a bit of cider. Deep coppery amber clear with thin off-white head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts medium sweet with caramel and biscuit. Astringent tea, light hoppy finish with smooth light bitter after.

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