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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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 (274) - 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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (8700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Clear amber gold with a thin white head. Grainy and sweet on the nose. Medium bodied, sweet honey and grain. Light bitterness into the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (2128) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Sweet grain aroma. Nice alcohol warmth with a slight bready and bannana taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (3292) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Can from Drum Hill Slightly hazy deep yellow color with a decent sized bubbly white head. Rich toasted pilsner maltiness with hints of floral hop to counter. Sweet bready flavor with rich hints of toast and light caramel, light spice hop flavor. Faint bitterness leans towards malt in spades. Touch of alcohol in the finish. Nice sipper, not sure if the age hurt or helped this, but I just noticed this was a spring seasonal.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bricks (838) - Delaware, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Pissy yellow appearance with decent head. Aroma is super candy malt with a hint of funk. Taste is sweet, bready malt. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2015
[7402-20150724] Bottle. Straw grains aroma. Clear, pale orange body with a quick foamy white head. Mild fruity grains and star flavour with a light bitter base. Medium body. Average. (6/3/6/3/13) 3.1-
(w/ jercraigs, wilco, & friends)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2015
2015-07-24. Lightly hazy dark yellow body with a small white head. 3+ Aroma of pale malt, cereal grains, light alcohol. Flavour has similar pale malt and grain character, moderate alcohol throughout. Average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. Decent example of a style I am not personally overly fond of. Bottle from the brewery.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rjplumer (838) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Sweet grain aroma. Golden body with an orange hue. Bitter grain taste. Sweet toasted grain is the best I can describe.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (7259) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2015
8/VI/15 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: n/a, bottled II/11/15 (2015-762) < /i> Thanks to Dieter A. for sharing the bottle!

Clear deep blond beer, creamy irregular head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very malty, wort, grains, hay. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: grains, sweet malts, little bitter, some citrus. Aftertaste: green banana, bit yeasty, malts, bitter.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewMaster0912 (49)
- Marysville, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2015
pours a cloudy orange amber with light foam and light carbonation. Has a faintly sweet floral aroma to it. When you first drink it you can taste a little sweetness and the floral hops but immediately afterwards you get a strong bitter taste which must be the toasted grains in the beer. Has a bit of a dry after taste and kind of bitter but not too bad of a beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
closey22 (1387) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Amber gold little rim head; little aroma; Flava malty sweet but dry; feels medium to thick and silky little zingy fizz at end; finishes dry slight tangy malt bitter


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