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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 2.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Brewed with a variety of specialty malts and German hops, this highly drinkable ale has a medium malt sweetness and a crisp hop finish. Celebrate with us the transition to spring, a rebirth of nature, and our passion for brewing handcrafted ales.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2012
Pours a dark golden color. Smell is a bit malty. Taste is malts and caramel up front, some hop bitterness at the finish. Overall an easy drinking and pretty good beer.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2618) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours orange brown with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, bread, and grains. Flavor of toasted malts, caramel, bread and some light fruit.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
nakedwhendrunk (2095) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a hazy orange/brown colored body with a small white head that appeared for less than a minute and then died altogether. There was barely any lacing and what there was of it slightly spider-webbed. The body was too hazy for carbonation to be seen rising. The smell was a bland stale caramel. The taste was once again stale caramel blended with some pale malts. There was a slight hoppy finish with some skunkiness as well. The palate sat about a medium and a bit watery - sessionable. Overall, honestly I really didn’t like this.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (4369) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2013
pours hazy golden orange with a small white head, some retention and lacing. spicy graininess and fruitiness - apricots, hint of caramel and sweetness, lightly toasted malts, shy german character, pepper, bit of booze. low carbonation, light body - oily and almost sticky, short but present herbal-grassy finish. o-k.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamherbert (1290) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Aroma of some apple skins, along with some caramel. It’s sweet but not too saccharine/sweet. The look is a little watery, with some slushy lace but not a lot of head. Feels a little watery too. Flavor is also a little sweetness, with a little pucker to it. Quite an easy drinker, if a bit pedestrian.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2187) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2013
This is a very underrated beer. Bocks don’t get much love around here. Rich malt aroma along with baked bread and caramel. Palate follows suit it is sweet with a nice ester profile. I really like this.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alobar (2778) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Pours a clear caramel amber color with a creamy white head. Aroma of fruit, caramel,and grain. Excellent lacing with a caramel, grain, and fruit flavor. Not a bad beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (3665) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a smallish white head. Nose is very malt forward with a hint of caramel in there. Taste is similar, though some slight bit of toasting comes through at the end. Not too bad, but not great.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mansquito (3386) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 4, 2013
New Beer Distributors, NY 355ml ($2): Pours a light amber with barely any head. Aroma is bubblegum and nondescript dark fruits. Taste is slightly sweet, uncomplex, and light. Leaves some bockish aftertaste. Pretty uninteresting, and I don’t know that I would reach for this sooner than I would for a pale lager.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
badwhale (366) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Bottle to glass shaker. Pours a hazy amber with sparse head, and good lacing. Pretty malty, and typical of a bock. Not bad. I should probably try one actually in the spring...

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerathon (1164) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Enjoyable malty sweetness. This one was aged for about 6 months, so the hops were muted, but the maltiness of this beer was solid. Liked it.


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