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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Spring! A time of renewal. Renew your taste buds with our “California style” Spring Beer, a unique fusion of a hoppy wheat beer brewed with a blended fermentation of Belgian and American yeast. Pours a hazy gold with a thick, white head. Floral hop aromas abound, complemented by the taste of tangy wheat and spicy Belgian yeast notes with a bitter, slightly sweet, bready finish. Additional Information: For our first Seasonal 4-pack, we decided to create something one of a kind. This beer was fermented in two separate batches, one using a traditional American Ale yeast and the other using a Belgian Wit yeast. The two finished beers were then blended to create an extra layer of complexity and flavor. We also used two new hop varieties: Bravo & Calypso. These hops add a wonderful tropical fruit and pear character to our CSB.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2013
Draft @ Tiger!Tiger! Tavern, San Diego, CA. Pours a hazy orange color with a white head. Has a fruity wheat malty hoppy aroma. Fruity wheat malty hoppy piney flavor. Has a fruity wheat malty hoppy bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (900) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Pours a golden orange with a thin off white head which fades to thin, soapy lacing. Aroma is of light snd is Belgian yeast, citrus, and bready wheat bread. Taste is more robust then the aroma and is of belgian yeast, citrus, cloves, banana, spices, baked bread, apricots, wheat, and mild hop bitterness. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a dry, slighty bitter, refreshing finish. Overall, a pretty tasty and drinkable spring sessional then seem like a hybrid between pale ale and a Belgian wheat ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber gold with a thin white film.

Aroma: Orange, spicy belgian yeast, herbal hop.

Taste: Spicy hops, dry malt spicy belgian yeast. Finishes clean yeasty and bitter.

Mouthfeel: On the thin side, lively carbonation.

Overall: Fresh, easy to drink, refreshing, and with tons of character for the low abv.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFunGuy (642) - California, USA - MAR 17, 2013
This beer pours cloudy gold. It has a mild citrusy hop aroma. It is rather mild with a hint a bitterness in the aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6489) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours cloudy amber with a decent beige head and a floral citrus aroma. There is a medium-bodied caramel malt flavor with some spice and a strange wheat finish. Quite unusual.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cpetrone84 (1379) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Pour is a hazy copper orange with a beige head and larger bubbles throughout. Nose is faint, light herbal and citrus notes, fair spice with light yeast and banana notes. Taste is a bit muted, decent coriander spice and lemony banana notes, light hop finish herbal and citrus. Assertive carbonation, oily slick feel, syrupy and heavy on the tongue and incredibly short finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Thanks Tim for the 4-pack. Pours pale gold with a thin white head, spotty pacing. Aroma is big floral honey, light eaters and crisp citrus. Flavor is much the same, heavy citrus with a nice crisp finish that leans dry with nice lime undertones. A great session beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5834) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Clear amber color with white foam. Floral hop, tropical fruit, citrus aromas. Light to medium body. Nice hoppy floral flavors with orange, lemon, pale wheat-crisp bitter finish--good

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4732) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Slightly cloudy amber coloured body with a copper glow and a very thin, fast-dying tan head. Aroma of fresh grapefruit and slightly piney hops, some light acidic notes and a touch of malt. Light-bodied; Sharp hop pellet flavour with a kick of citrus and lemons in particular. Aftertaste is pretty mild with a hint of the hops, a decent amount of the citrus and only a smudge of the funky malt flavour. Overall, not such a great beer - a few decent flavours, but nothing complex or inspirational. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Olive Tree Market Place in San Diego, California on 01-May-2012 for US$1.89 sampled at home in Washington on 07-July-2012.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3977) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 12, 2012
12 ounce thanks to Jose. Not exactly a wheat beer since it tastes like an IPA with big malty and caramel flavors. Dry finish. I don’t know how much the hops used here differ from the Columbus IPA. Feels like a similar beer.


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