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RATINGS: 298   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 7, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours a cloudy, pale pilsener golden with a small, white head - looks pretty much like a Belgian Wit. Sweetish, fruity, berry-like aroma. Medium body, sweetish, lightly malty with very fruity accents. Also in the flavours this reminds me mostly of a Belgian Wit although with a completely different spicing - more exotic. The finish is quite bitter. Interesting. 280307

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (12759) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
Bottle at NB. Cloudy yellow - white head. Fruity, light malty, light wheaty, spicy, pilsner malts, herbal, light sweetness, freshness. OK !!!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2007
(Bottle, BB 15 JUN 07) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium-sized egg-white head. Aroma of toasted oats, oregano, nuts, and a hint of wild berries. Flavor of nuts, herbs, quality toasted oats, and white grapes in the finish. Creamy mouthfeel. An interesting experimental ale.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10354) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Aroma of spice and herb. None of it familiar. Hazy lemon gold color with minimal head. Starts with a tingle, and a strong veg follows. Medium to full mouthfeel. Citrus/lemon towards the end, with some bitter and a different veg component. Then it goes really astringent and like lemon grass. Schisandra: It is purported to have sour, sweet, salty, hot, and bitter tastes. This unusual combination of flavors is reflected in schisandra’s Chinese name wu-wei-zi, meaning “five taste fruit.” Ok. That explains where the strange complexity comes from.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (9094) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Bottle. Pours very light cloudy, murky yellow with a small frothy white head, mostly diminishing, fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (hay, cereal), heavy hops (herbs, citrus, lemon), averge yeast (dough, sweat) with notes of grape, cask and cooked cabbage. Light bodied, thin texture, soft carbonation and a chalky finish. Long duration, light sweeteness and acidity, moderate bitterness; tart flavor most likely reminiscent of the wormwood. I did not notice any of the goji berries; that might have been nice.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (9036) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Bottle poured a cloudy yellow with a hint of green and a lasting creamy white head. Aromas ofv citrus, herbs, earthiness and a hint of leather. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of earthiness, herbs, biscuits and a hint of citrus with a smooth earthy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 31, 2008
Very interesting. Aroma is of burnt hay, resin and skunk, not to pleasent. Appearnce is a medium ever so slightly hazy yellow with a nice creamy white head with good lacing. The flavor is nutty, spicey and wheaty. The mouthfeel is creamy until the dry finish with fizy carbonation. A nice but very different Hefeweizen.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 9, 2007
Bottle. Hazy pale straw color with a whitish head. Lemony/wheat aroma. Lemon, spice, wheat, grain, slight herbal flavor. Medium body. Lingering herbal, grain, wheat. Tastes muddled.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - APR 6, 2007
Pours hazy gold with a thin white head. Smells of lemons, oranges, spices, grassy, doughy and slightly bitter. Tastes of oranges with grassy hints, dough and some underlying bitterness. Mouthfeel is tingly and tangy. Finish is slightly bitter. An interesting experiment, but it doesn’t live up to many of their other beers.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2007
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy light yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain, husks), lightly hoppy (herbs), lightly yeasty (dough), with light notes of tree bark, lime zest, dish rag, and bitter defeat. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, husky, unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. More evidence that New Belgium has stopped trying.


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