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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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 (314) - 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


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drtth (26) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2016
A very nice Maibock that is dialed in quite nicely as an example of the style and one that is brewed in the US. FYI, there is no corn in this all malt beer either to smell or to taste.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hershiser2 (1814) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2016
Bottle from Kroger. Pours deep golden with a small white head. Aroma of corn, bread, and grains. Taste is very similar. Bread crusts, corn, grass. Meh, just boring.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubbleflubber (2139) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2016
A golden pour into the glass with a medium head that leaves spotty window-wash lacing. Aromas of sweet corn, grains, and hops. Nice body on this. Medium-round mouthfeel with active carbonation. A nice combination of flavors... grains, corn, sweet bready notes, floral bitters... all finish with a nice curt ending. The palate is perfect for spring/summer nights, not too heavy, but substantial and complex nonetheless. A very good Helles, and one that stands out from the crowd in a very crowded genre.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1439) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Bottle. Pours a nice looking dark golden beer. Medium head. Clear. Aroma is fresh grains, floral hops, crisp bread. Light sweetness, light bitterness. Biscuit and grains with light caramel and hop notes. Crisp. Solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1450) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Pours a reddish Amber with an off white head. Taste is surprisingly malty. Nicely balanced with a bit of earth and straw offsetting the malt. Finish is dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (10751) - Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2016
355ml bottle. Golden pour. Very rich and malty, like barley oatmeal, delicate hops, prtty nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11892) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2016
On tap. White-yellow/gold. Nice floral, grain/lt malt. Taste- flllows with a nice hop fiinish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jayb0 (1141) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2016
Nice looking pale gold with sturdy white head, Very bready aroma and up front, toasted malt follows and fairly aggressive hopping for the style, but adds nice offset to the malt, finishes fairly clean. Nice beer. Also, I’m liking the new clean packaging from Troegs.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (1161) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2016
Poured from bottle. Aroma of bread and spice. Appearance is clear gold, a bit of head. Tasting bread, vanilla, coriander, pepper, floral/ pine hops, caramel and toffee. Quite drinkable - not too carbonated and full flavored. Overall, a tasty, enjoyable brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rentonj7 (166) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2016
Clear medium copper pour. Smells of sweet fermenting bread dough, lager funkiness, and springtime flowers. Tastes sweet - oaty, creamy, caramel, toffee. Really nice full mouthfeel that has some spring to it - almost chewy.


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