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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 2.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Brewed with a variety of specialty malts and German hops, this highly drinkable ale has a medium malt sweetness and a crisp hop finish. Celebrate with us the transition to spring, a rebirth of nature, and our passion for brewing handcrafted ales.

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3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14966) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Bottle from Half Time. Pours light amber with a slight, creamy beige head. Aroma is fruity hop over caramel. Med body +. Flavor is grassy! Fruity is very low key. Theres a nice roast malt backbone. For me this is more dry than not, and grassy is good. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (13492) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2012
12 ounce bottle from State Line. Pours a slight hazy bronze color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and faint hops. The taste is toasted malts, citrus hops. Medium bodied. Decent.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2012
Tap at Pony Bar. Pale amber colour. The nose has a little bit of light caramel behind some industrial malts. A touch of crackery malt and a fairly soft sweet base. There is a fairly light palate along with some light sort of fusel character. Meh - I don't think I'll ever really like this style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
blipp (8985) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 2, 2012
Draft. Pours amber orange with an off white head. Malty grainy aroma, with some light sweetness. The flavor has this weird wet-dog thing going on, with some weird sweetness and light hops. Not that good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (8895) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2013
pours hazy golden orange with a small white head, some retention and lacing. spicy graininess and fruitiness - apricots, hint of caramel and sweetness, lightly toasted malts, shy german character, pepper, bit of booze. low carbonation, light body - oily and almost sticky, short but present herbal-grassy finish. o-k.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7619) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy orange-copper color with a small foamy tan head that faded quickly and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was sweet caramel and light vegetal malts. The flavor was sour, tangy and vegetal with notes of caramel and dark fruits. Medium caramel and fruit finish. Moderately full bodied. Eh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (6611) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear dark gold body with a small fizzy white head that faded pretty quickly. The nose is slightly sweet with some soggy grains and just a light hint of hops. Flavor wise its a bit bland, some slight honey and bready malt sweetness without much backing from hops. Slightly sticky and lingering on the finish. It lacks any sense of crispness or heft to the body. Not terrible, but not something Id ever seek out again.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mansquito (6248) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 4, 2013
New Beer Distributors, NY 355ml ($2): Pours a light amber with barely any head. Aroma is bubblegum and nondescript dark fruits. Taste is slightly sweet, uncomplex, and light. Leaves some bockish aftertaste. Pretty uninteresting, and I dont know that I would reach for this sooner than I would for a pale lager.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (6195) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle. Amber bodied with a short, foamy white head. Aroma is malty and sweet with lots of caramel, grains and bready notes. Taste is slightly hoppy with more toasted malt, caramel, light grassy notes and hints of dark bread. Body is medium with a moderate, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more caramel, sweet malt, toasted bread, fruit notes, grains and grassy notes.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Bulk_Carrier (5907) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a hazy orange/brown colored body with a small white head that appeared for less than a minute and then died altogether. There was barely any lacing and what there was of it slightly spider-webbed. The body was too hazy for carbonation to be seen rising. The smell was a bland stale caramel. The taste was once again stale caramel blended with some pale malts. There was a slight hoppy finish with some skunkiness as well. The palate sat about a medium and a bit watery - sessionable. Overall, honestly I really didnt like this.


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