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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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 (243) - 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


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LinusStick (2944) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2015
Meh...as far as the style goes it’s pretty good. I just don’t care for heller bocks. Aroma was lager yeast and grains. Pour was a nice clear medium gold with a one finger white head. Taste was same as the aroma. Very grainy and sweet with fresh baked bread and light malt. Mild carbonation.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BiddleBrau (1001) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2015
Slight haze to the yellow hue. Thin white head. Faint sweet nose. Sweet malt flavor with hint of hop bitterness seconds after the swallow. Medium body. Seems pretty straight to style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3317) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2015
Norfolk bottle for CC course. Just really wanted a fresh spring beer to enjoy in season and this delivered in all its malty, bready and lightly hoppy goodness. True to style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boxofrane (2332) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2015
Draft at craft ale house. Pours clear golden with a medium sized white head. The aroma has cracker, biscuit. The taste is crisp, clean, a tad sweet on the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3669) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2015
Light golden color out of the can with a foamy white head. Crisp cracker and lemon zest nose. Light crisp flavor with lots of cracker, subtle lemon cookie and a dry hoppy finish. Caramel sweetness with a bit of fruit. Tasty beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcartamdg (2331) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2015
Pours gold with a thin white head. Aroma of bitter hops, grain and sweet malt. Taste is bitter yet slightly sweet and biscuity. Nice hoppy lager.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4604) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 12, 2015
Pours a mostly translucent golden with a small bubbly white head. Aroma of soft pretzels, floral notes and lightly toasted rye bread. Flavor of toasted bread, grapes, crackers and floral notes.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheSilentSaint (77) - Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2015
Pours light golden. Good Pilsner lager kind of beer. Mouthfeel is light. Tastes fruity yeast and very light hops. Good all time beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3600) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 10, 2015
I freaking love Troegs. I grew up drinking this stuff as a little whippersnapper in Hershey, PA. Clear golden-copper color with a large white head and good retention. Biscuity and bready malt aromas with a hint of sweetness. The flavor is mildly sweet, a touch of honey, bread, and floral hops. Medium-light bodied and smooth. Pretty nice offering for the style.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarkSachon (698) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2015
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. Smooth, crisp and lemony. Nice for a warm summer day.


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