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Lovejoys Sparkys Special Ale

Lovejoys Sparkys Special Ale
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Formerly brewed at Lovejoys Tap Room & Brewery
Style: Bitter
Austin, Texas USA
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.53   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This amber beer presents an amazing balance of malt and flowery Willamette hops.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Draught served too cold and drank too fast. Mild nose, light sweetness with some hop character. Orange-brown with little head. Well-balanced but unimpressive flavor, sweet with a slightly dry bitter finish. On the thin side, not really enough of a body to make up for the lack of flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5844) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2006
This is a texan treat!! This brew has a unique bitterness, quite delicous! Minimal head here, when you drink this you can sense the wort flavour...a refreshingly different beer! :::: Re-rate 1/2 a year later....Sunrise Orange..little head..slight honeycomb-off toffee smell..caramel bitterness, and the bitterness coats the mouth nicely, good! rated 3.6 ...scores changed in response.

1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Aroma is a nice caramel, but the pleasantries end there. The flavor is rotten tomatoes, stale whiskey, and flat Coke. This is wort, not beer. The picture for the beer shows a dog, which I am assuming is the beer’s namesake. Put the poor fella down- he’s suffering something awful, fellas.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2005
Poured amber with a thin off white head...aroma is well balanced...taste is somewhat sweet with a nice bitter finish...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Likerighteous (120) - Pflugerville, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2005
Tap. Poured slighly murky and golden with a short head that didn’t last. Exciting aromas of hops and doughnuts. Slid over my tongue like a cilantro jell-o shot. Finished quick and slighly bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2004
Murky amber/orange with not much head and a little lacing. Not much aroma, maybe a little fruit from the yeast and some malt. It has a balanced malty flavor, but a little thin in the body. Watery but clean finish. A little age and some carbonation would do wonders for this beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - JUL 5, 2003
Pretty average I will say. Had side by side with a pint of IPA. Not bad, but rather lacking. Just ever so slightly watery. This noted. I don't think it would be too great an effort to make this into a fair session ale if the time was taken.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - JAN 2, 2003
RE-RATE: Reddish-orange, average head. Decent aroma, some pleasant hops, slight mint. A little bland but the crisp hops are nice. Slight spicy-vanillla taste. A little more punch and this could be a decent ESB. We might have had a bad batch the first time around. ORIGINAL RATING 5/15/02: 3-4-4-3-7 How do the people at LJ’s make all of their beers have absolutely no smell? Quite bland, a little sweet and slightly hoppy finish that I couldn’t notice again after the first sip.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2002
The first sip almost has taste, then it’s pure water after that.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2002
As sad as it is to say, I could not tell the difference between this and the pale ale. Nothing distinctive or special about this beer at all. It was like rotten ginger ale.


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