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RATINGS: 299   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Ale brewed with wormwood, goji berries, and schisandra. Deftly, this spring brewed venture lands on its feet. Springboard combines oats, ancient Chinese herbs and Mt. Hood hops to maintain a balanced equilibrium for such an exhilarating ale. This cloudy blonde has a spirited threshold, and a creamy body, followed by a refreshingly dry finish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (3876) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2007
Pours lightly hazy very pale yellow with a moderate white head. The aroma is somewhat wit-like with soft sweetness and a bit of berries and light spice. Medium / light body with somewhat sharp carbonation. Flavor starts with a berry and citrus taste and sharp crisp malt and hop combo. The finish falls a little with a dryness that is sour and cardboardy - from one of the wacky herbs used. It is a shame the finish fell a bit because the rest was a nice refreshing crisp beer. However, why they put this out at the beginning of February when Iím dealing with single digit temperatures on a regular basis instead of summer is beyong me. This would be a good lawnmower kind of beer - not snowblower.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2007
Looks like your typical wit. Body is spritzy, light, effervescent and a little cobwebby. Wheaty malts. Tea-like spices with hints of citrusy fruit. Balanced bitterness. Kind of refreshing, albeit a little cloying. Another new light offering from NB.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2007
Opaque dull yellow with a thin head. Very yeasty earthy funky aroma with some citrus. This description seems inadquate though and the smells are unique to any beer Iíve had. Tart and yeasty, spicy and earthy. Quite bitter. The bitterness is unpleasant to me. I wonder if some of it comes from the herbs. Lemony notes come out as it warms. Interesting but not great.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2008 2008 Much nicer than last years, I guess the goji berries are what i did not like. This beer is extremely difficult to rate, and even then the rating might not be an accurate reflection of the beer at all. The aroma is quite funky with strong yeast notes and some citrus in the nose. It pours a hazy urine-yellow color with no head to speak of. Itís surprisingly full bodied and tastes similar to the trippel with less spiciness and a little bit of kick mostly added by the unique addition of goji berries, oats, and wormwood. This beer should definately be tried if not just for its shear inventiveness. Iíd be surprised to see this beer next spring without some sort of revisions, but New Belgium should be applauded none the less.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
legion242 (2143) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2007
Very odd this one is. Nice sharp bubbles on the tongue. With all of the elements they claim to have put in here, they seem to cancel each other out.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (1851) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2007
"Ale brewed with Wormwood,Goji berries and Schisandra" Well should be intresting as I have no earthly idea what these things taste like! Well the appearance is rather limp. Pale yellow with a frothy white head. Aroma is more livelly , with some ginger aspects, citric in character, and some fruity tones. Very balanced and unexpectedly "thick" flavours ,given the appearance. I suppose the oats lend to the slickness, and the herbs certainlly leave a strange medicinal/bitter flavour underneath. Weak hopping, though they do show up in the after taste. Rather odd and full on the palte, low carbonation. A rather strange beer, but I liked it. Quite drinkable. Actually reminded me a bit of "Mateveza" by Butte Creek, it was brewed with mate yerba.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zombywoof (449) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Strong aroma of ginger, lemongrass and mint. Cereal and spice with a subtle hop presence that works well with this beer. It has a creamy texture and brisk carbonation with a trace of lingering hop oil. Itíll make a good tailgate baseball beer out at Kauffman Stadium.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zachh (23) - USA - FEB 3, 2007
I had heard a lot of buzz about this beer since itís a seasonal and all. It pours very cloudy yellow. Itís very similar to a cloudy Wit. The head is initially very large and then after a lot of sips it goes down to a thin rim. The taste is very interesting. The Chinese herbs are definitely apparent and give it a spicy texture. It leaves with a typical bitter taste and is a pretty good beer overall. I wouldnít get it regularly, but it is fun to try.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
greatbratzkie (7) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2007 does not count
Light colored, light bodied with citrus and slight berry scent and taste. Very refreshing and an overall flavorful brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2316) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 2, 2007
Bottle Pours a slightly hazy extremely light oranginsh yellow. Decent sized lively off-white head. Lots of light fruity malts. Slightly citrusy, and maybe of honey. Flavor was light and lagerish, but some nice slighty spiciness. A soft wheat like mellow malt flavor comes through and for a moment makes you think, american wheat. A bit of citrusy hops in the trailer. Light bodied, but not watery or thin. Nice unfiltered feel and creamy. A tasty lightweight, Iíd say.


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