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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Emerging from springtime’s fertile ground, Cultivator celebrates the start of hop-growing season as sprawling fields of hop rhizomes climb and tether to hop bines. This spring bock delivers hints of toasted grains, fresh baked bread and delicate floral hops. #1 of 4 in our Hop Cycle seasonal series.


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2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Underdogs88 (260) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2014
A light toasted grain aroma with moderate amounts of flowery aroma from the hops. Appearance is gold with a persistent white head. Like the aroma the flavor contains some toasted malt flavors with a flower like taste from the hops. There is also a long lasting spice note on the end with some sweetness. Moderate hop bitterness levels are present. Balance is still towards the malt. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. That lingering spice flavor on the end leads to an unpleasant astringency. An alcohol warming sensation is noticeable. Overall, it's ok. I would like more malt complexity and the malt bitterness balance to be slightly more towards the malt side. That lingering spice flavor also detracts from the drinkability of the beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (2430) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 1, 2015
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Bottled on 021115. Pours yellow and heady into my my glass mug. The aroma has a pleasant grainy note with a touch of bread and grassy hops. The body is light to medium. The taste is toasty at first with a clean hop finish and also kind of green like a big field.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hfmejias (952) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAY 29, 2015
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured golden, clear with a small white head. Aroma is bready, some citrus fruits and some hops. Taste is a bit sweet, biscuit, hops, and malts. Dry finish. Very decent.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
9er (84) - Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Taste is semi sweet with a crisp hint of ale n hops rounded out by a robust malty ceareal slightly recalling some floral goodies. Well done Troegs. Golgen hue and slightly spruced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (4451) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Orange and cantaloupe nose. Clear amber, thin head. Cantaloupe and orange peel. Medium body. Interesting hop bill for a heller bock, but I like it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1471) - Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Appearance: deep clear gold, a finger of white head. Aroma: grainy, with toasted white bread, honey, fresh cut grass, maybe some lemon pith. Taste: as the aroma indicated. Finish: fulsome, lingering sweetness and some grass. Notes: Not bad at all. Rather enjoyable. Bottle from Total Wine & More in Fairfax, Virginia (Pickett Center).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (1023) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Clear , golden color. Decent white head. Grainy aroma with light herbal and citrus notes. Intense , malty taste, hint of caramel , pleasant hoppy bitterness. When I was drinking it , I realized how I missed German style beer. Very good.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
solidfunk (5004) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Easy to drink with light grain profile. Pours golden. Crisp finish with hint of sweetness. Tap at world of beer in Ballston.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HourGlass13 (235) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Pours a crystal clear deep gold color with a medium white head. The aroma is bready malt. Taste is sweet malts, light caramel, and biscuit, that is moderately sweet. Medium to light bodied with mild carbonation. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tsd08460 (137) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Aroma: bread, floral, Appearance: clear, golden, thick white head Taste: light sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate: medium body, slick feel, lively carbonation, abrupt finish Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slubgob (216) - West Hartford, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Drank from bottle. Lemon and biscuit nose. In the mouth, mute light Lennon, a bit of malt, mild hop finish. Easy drinking sitting/summer brew.


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