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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.


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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
BilltheButcher (12) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2013
From what I could smell of the aroma; bread, lemon, lemongrass. Hazy, unfiltered, yellowish green color. Did not detect goji berries... bready, lemon taste that really somewhat reminds me of kaffir lime leaves. Did not detect much hop bitterness, maybe a bit of salt and some heat on the end. Seems vague. Wet palate, light, thin body with average to lively carbonation. Finish seems quick with a vegetal taste then segues into a longer lightly bitter finish. Seems like an interesting combination. Did not detect any goji at all, they might have done better by upping the wormwood and schisandra and adding more clear malts.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1342) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Pours a clear golden color with white head. Cereal grains, some herbs, and a bit of floral notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes dry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlihcsnatas (287) - Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Dull Yellow brew with little head. Smells like mellons and grain. Taste is sweet, very fruity with a mellon style. Some thickness on the toungue gives it a silky feel. Interesting brew and one that I will most likely pick up again due to the unique flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1499) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
best by 14JUN13 Light grainy yellow with a soapy etched top. Smells sweet, grassy and fruity. Some honeydew, some corn, some apricot and belgian yeast with a touch of clay. Tastes sweet and floral, some more honeydew, some canteloupe, a bit of edible flowers, just a cut of gut alfalfa. Pretty flavor. Medium bodied with tight, moderate carb and a watering finish. An interesting beer, something that seems it would be nice on occassion, but not full time, a real winner for a seasonal. Not much belgian about it to me, which is not necessarily a negative, but something of note for the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ads135 (2911) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Despite the weirdness of this beer, its surprinsingly bland. A non-descript blonde. Dry, herby, but mostly uninteresting.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
airrick2003 (464) - Louisiana, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Appearance: light gold almost yellow, very clear, has a large white head that is very dense Aroma: grain, very very faint, creamy, Taste: grain, some faint hoppiness, kind of bland Palate: low c02, heavy mouthfeel but leaves mouth dry Overall: this bottle is 6 weeks past the best by date so I need to try it again, kind of bland ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
docsteigs (527) - Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
OK brew, unique ingredients yield unique aroma and flavor profile. Overall a bit floral fruity and sweet for my tastes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Hazy yellow orange with fluffy white head. Leaves a thin ring and good lacing. Aromas of berries, yeast and spice. Light body with crisp carbonation. Flavors of cereal malts, floral and spice hops and some fruity sweetness. Finish is slightly bitter and dry. Overall enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrjaxson (290) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Sorta hard to compare Springboard to much of anything given the odd variety of this and that in the brew. It does have a bright, balanced taste with a smooth finish. A nice part of the variety summer 12-pack.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
ajtrupp (239) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Flavor wise this is an okay beer. It's pretty mild, neither the Goji Berries nor the Schisandra add much complexity (though that might not be fair of me to say, since I have no idea what either taste like, look like, or if they even exist). And it finishes crazy dry. After two or three you're definitely getting cotton mouth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2013
12oz bottle pours a slightly hazy golden color with a medium white head that leaves decent lacing. Smells of berries, citrus, grass, and mild hops. Tastes of all the same things. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with good carbonation. Overall this is a pretty good beer. The use of odd ingredients pays off. Too bad they discontinued it. Glad they brought it back for their spring mix pack this year.


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