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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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11074) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Bottle from Bine and Vine. Pours hazy light golden amber with a slight frothy white head. Aroma is light fruit with a citrus background. Approaching med body. Flavor is wheaty, with some mixed light fruits including citrus. There’s a little spice, and there’s a mild earthiness. Nice, but hard to pin down on style. Seems like there’s too much here to just label it "wheat". For me it finishes a little dusty and dry.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 13, 2012
The pour is a cloudy golden orange color with a solid white head. A nice hoppiness to it, highly floral, with a light spiciness. Good wheat and bread notes, fairly crisp on the nose. Just a hint of grass. The flavor has a nice touch of citrus along with the more floral and spicy notes. Sweet bread and wheat flavors and a touch of yeast.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8440) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
[ Keg ][ 3oz ][ PP Bressi Ranch ][ Free ][ Mini Stange ][ 6.9.14 ]
>> Low haze straw golden, okay foam. Nose is muted, grass, ginger, flashes of yeast and candied lemon. Taste is malty, a tad bland, biscuit, bread, ginger bite.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 4, 2012
On tap at the source. Pours with a lasting white head over a hazed golden hued body. Aromas are bready, grainy, and floral. Mild esters, lots of wheat, light fruity hop notes and some peppery phenols. Flavors are medium phenol, lots of bready and grainy notes. Tons of wheat character. Light floral hop. Lively bubbles, finished dry. Nice and easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6499) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5840) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 17, 2013
On tap. Clear golden with a fluffy white head. Malty vanilla wheat bread aroma and taste with a nice creamy palate.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4737) - 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 (3998) - 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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