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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.43   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Available on draught in select bars and restaurants, Tarpon Spoon is characterized by its classic toasted malt flavors, which are balanced by its complex blend of spicy, citrus and floral Saaz hop aromas. Golden in color, Tarpon Spoon is a medium-bodied, full-flavored beer that is well-balanced, has a refreshing finish and a long-lasting foam head. The beer’s unique citrus aromas, combined with its color and mouth-feel, make it particularly refreshing and enjoyable in Florida’s warm and sunny climate. Tarpon Spoon is brewed with two-row malt and a touch of toasted malt. It is spiced using Saaz and Tettnanger hops, which give it the soft, rounded bitterness and flavor of a Bohemian pilsner.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (5695) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2007
Tallahassee, Fl. - Wing Stop Restaurant - on tap. Medium golden pour, soft white head. Pretty neutral aroma - pick up some fresh lake water notes, a hint of citrus. Some creaminess in the flavor and noticeable saaz hoppiness. Some buttery notes round it out with a hint of spiciness. Mouthfeel is surprisingly thick and creamy. Surprise find at this little restaurnat that every once in a while has some new taps.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2008
Draught (Busch Gardens, Tampa): Pours medium golden with a 1.5 inch white head that lasts 5 minutes. Aroma of a good skunky pils, with malt and saaz hops overpowering. Flavor is bitter and sweet/skunky and a little gummy. Medium body with above average carbonation. Finish is toasty malt, and bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2007
On tap in the Hospitality Room at the A-B Brewery, Jacksonville Florida. Clear golden yellow beer with a medium white head that fades after a short while. Light floral hop aroma. Flavor is lightly sweet pale malts, with a good hop flavor, then a clean finish. Fair amount of carbonation. Not spectacular or memorable, but certainly drinkable and decent.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Panzuriel (1358) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2007
On tap in Sarasota Florida Clear golden yellow with a decent head. Nose is of citrus fruit and some hops. Nice clean refreshing beer with a mild citrus zing. Not much aftertaste. Decent body.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dchmela (2676) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2007
On tap at Hurricanes in Orlando. Served in a frozen mug, so much of aroma was non existent. Nice golden color nonetheless. Nice roasted malt taste with a good balance of hops. Not bad, even after finding out it was an AB product.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BelgianBeerGal (3240) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2007
Draught into Tarpon Spoon footed pilsner on holiday. Not bad for A-B. Notes of citrus in aroma with a clean crisp flavour.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LeRay (17) - Louisiana, USA - OCT 1, 2007
On tap at Don’s in Metairie, LA. Served in a frozen mug. This beer was very refreshing, but just not much flavor. A good summer beer. It really tasted like much of the mass produced beer in the U.S. but worth a try.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Rated 7/14/07. On tap at Buffalo Wild Wings in Orlando. Appearance is crystal clear gold with high carbonation, and a small white film. No lacing noted. Aroma was somehwat flowery, but with a corny malt base. Flavor was basically the same. Thin and watery body, but it also had a creamy quality to it. Smooth finish. Easy drinking, but a typical macro corny malt base. Better than most AB products, but far from impressive.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hopscotch (9489) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2007
Draft... Clear yellow lager with a mid-sized, frothy, white head that’s... zap!... gone in a flash. Sweet, grainy nose and flavor. Lightly hopped to cut into the sweetness and provide a tiny hop zing. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Short, crisp, refreshing finish. Went well with raw oysters and dolphin fish.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hopdup (70) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2008
Too light and a little watery, I guess the sunky aroma turned my off, I ’m not much of a pilsner fan anyway


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