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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Orange hues, rich malt flavors, spicy coriander overtones, almost tropical aromas reminiscent of crushed pineapple and banana, this is one beautiful beer for fans of Belgian styles! Spring Fever is crafted from the finest English Pale Ale, Munich, Carastan and Belgian Aromatic malts, Columbus and Czech Saaz hops, spiced with coriander, and fermented with authentic Belgian ale yeast. Donít let your customers miss out on this special treat for Spring!

Technical Information
Alcohol, by Volume 7.0%
International Bittering Units 32 IBUs
Original Gravity 1.070

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (6474) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2008
Draft at the brewery. Coppery dark amber with no head and minimal wispy lace. Gently restrained candi sugar nose. Medium body, overcarbonated to perfection (truly perfect--itís way fizzy but somehow itís palatable in small doses). Floral, candi, candied fruit notes all show up on the mid-palate, along with some bubble gum. Light candied pine finish. Rough, raw, and unsubtle, and certainly not sessionable, but interesting for sure. Looking forward to trying it in bottles this year; canít believe I havenít before now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3175) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2008
On tap at Duck Island (2006 vintage)

Picking over a nice selection of locals I settled on this one. Trying new beers from breweries Iíve never heard of is a nice way to expand the horizons. This one was solid and enjoyable. Itís not going to rock your world (unless you come from macros) but still worth a try. Having said that next time I return there are other options I will explore first.

Aroma / Appearance - A one finger white head rested above a semitransparent orange body. Spices, cranberry cake and cherry notes highlighted a fruity experience. It fades quickly so you have to pay attention to what is going on.

Flavor / Palate - The mouthfeel lightly slides down the throat. After a while the taste of coriander, cinnamon and cranberries come out. Despite being a little watery there is a heaviness to the beer. Take your time with this one; it was almost empty before I found the sweet spot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2008
Was forewarned that I was ordering a bottle of perfume and curiosity won out. I enjoyed this beer, which was billed as the Grand Crue on tap at Duck Island in Seattle. Orange-amber hue is warm and friendly and fronds of lace are nice. Nose is soapy and mild. Taste is quite the array of berries, perfume and hop. A good soft mouthfeel. An odd and entertaining beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (6177) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 19, 2007
22 oz. bottle. Clear amber color with a reddish hue and a light tan head. Strong smell of coriander and grains. Medium bodied with a frothy mouthfeel. Taste has lots of coriander and spiced tea herbalness with a bready biscuit malt flavor. The herbs and spices dominate the flavor here. Feb 2005

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JUL 9, 2007
Hazy orange pour, tall and rocky off-white head with creamsicle hues. The aroma is fruity and lightly perfumed, with notes of mango, orange, cumin, coriander, white pepper and flowers. A hint of lavender and a slight dousing of alcohol round out the nose. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly spiced, lightly bitter and lightly acidic. Fruit notes lead the charge, but succumb to a spice attack mid-palate. Light toasty malt hides in the shadows. Alcohol warmth begins a finish that is somewhat peppery and leaves fruit notes lingering, mildly drying. Mouthfeel is light-medium to medium bodied, well carbonated and lively. Pretty good, quite spicy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Mahogany with a light head and sheets of lace. Very sweet nose with notes of citrus and spruce or pine. Caramel in there as well. Bitter hops and sweet malts in the flavors. A bit of heat comes through. Almost a bit sickly sweet. Thick and full bodied with alcohol heat in the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2007
On tap at The Tap House. Pours a clear bright copper with a lacy white head. Aroma of apricots and spice. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Sweet and spicy taste that for some strange reason reminded me of banana and pepperoni sandwich - not that Iíve ever had such a sandwich.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (5100) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Taster - Hop Scotch Spring Beer Festival Ė Seattle WA
Deep orange color with a thin head. This was a nice Belgian to drink. The flavors where fruity and dry. This did have some extra buttery notes and the finish was just a tad off. I am not a Belgian drinker so this could be my issues.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 24, 2007
Courtesy of Larry Pitonka. Pours orange with a thin white head. Smells of spices, dough, ginger, cumin. Tastes of spice with a full malt profile. Mouthfeel is thick with a wintery spice finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4687) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2007
(Draught) Served in a Trappist glass. Sampled at Uber Tavern. Pours a thin, white dissipated head with a deep ruby body. Nose is incredibly aromatic: very perfume, malty. Flavour is mildly soapy with an oily ointment texture and a cherry medicine finish. It really tastes much better than the descriptors Iíve used. Honest.

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