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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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The seasonal brew we prepared for Spring is a golden lager. To give this beer a unique twist, coriander spice and sweet orange peel were added to the kettle during the boil to provide a distinct flavor and refreshing taste. This beer was aged in it's fermenter for six weeks to add increased smoothness. The Spring Fest Lager is medium bodied with a highly carbonated crisp dry finish. Pilsner, Munich, Vienna, and Crystal malts give the beer a wonderful malt profile. The alcohol content measures in at around 5.2% ABV. Serve the Springfest with an orange slice on the rim and encourage squeezing it into the beer. The fresh orange enhances the delicate citrus flavor that already exists in the glass. I hope everyone gets the chance to try it.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewersspot (97) - , California, USA - OCT 28, 2010
I had this beer a while back and from what I can remember I enjoyed it. I’ve had this at the pub/brewery so it was fresh. Nothing special about it is popping into my head at the moment.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - MAY 30, 2010
Very clear golden color with nice white head. Taste was mild spices, orange peel, and a mild sweetness. Aroma was mild spice and not much else. Medium body. Overall decent.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oldrtybastrd (3223) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2010
Pours a light golden amber color. Aromas of orange, clove, ginger, nutmeg. Tastes just like it smells, way to fruity and holiday spicey for me. If you like corriander, you’ll love this beer. Just not for me.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Pours a hazy yellow with thin white head. Aroma is yeast (almost Belgian) and coriander. Flavor is light malt, orange and coriander. Light and refreshing. Doesn’t taste like a lager (and I mean that as a compliment). Nice session beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2009
server said it tasted like blue moon at 5.4%... pours just slightly hazy yellow with a lasting white ring and some drippy lace. it smells and tastes of dusty earthy coriander, grain and oranges. it is a bit perfumy at times and finishes with a little kick of tartness and spice. the medium body has a bit of richness and creaminess on the tongue. not bad...6/3/6/3/12/3.0

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2009
on tap-pours a white ring for a head and gold color. Aroma is sweet grain. Taste is perfumy, citrus, sweet grain. Interesting.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (8119) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2008
Sample at the brewpub. Served with an orange, this beer pours a clear pale yellow color with a thin and fizzy white head that burns away quickly. Spotty lacing. Light spice and citrus aroma. Light-bodied and mildly zesty with spice and citrus flavors along with some sweet malt. The finish is lightly spiced with a bit of citrus aftertaste. Average overall.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (14513) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2007
Draught at the brewpub, as Springfest Ale
Blond color. The aroma is a bit perfumy, citrusy, flowery. Medium body, with a light Bourbon vanilla touch over a Lager-like beer. Odd.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (6738) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2007
Part of my sampler tray. It was labelled "Seasonal #1", so I had to ask what it was and was surprised to find it a "Springfest Lager" when we were at the very end of summer! Anyway, clear light golden yellow. Faintly fruity, clean grains, crisp finish. Before seeing this on the website I pegged it as a slightly fruity version of a pale lager, almost Kolsch-like, but less assertive. Maybe my palate is worn out at this stage!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Springfest
Date: 06/26/2005
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

dark yellow, thin white head, light citrus orange aroma (from the orange slice?), nice light malt flavor with a good deal of orange character, touch of sweetness, light spicy essence, missing the wheat, a cross between a wit and a lager?

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Score: *4
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