Spring Ale - Bootlegger's Brewery
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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
3.45/5 rDev -12.7%
On-tap at Bootlegger's
A: The pour is an incredibly hazy light golden color with a thin ring of white foam.
S: Plenty of herbal and floral notes to this one. The sage is the dominant aroma, but the tarragon makes an appearance offering some subtle licorice notes. I don't notice the chamomile so much.
T: The flavor is quite savory, most likely due to the sage. The tarragon becomes a bit more noticeable as the beer warms and the anise notes come through. There is a slight sweetness and citrus flavor as well and a mild bitterness.
M: The body is on the lighter side of medium, but some nice lively carbonation really makes this one pleasing to the palate.
D: I really wasn't sure what to expect from this, and I'm often weary of beers with so many herbs and flowers as ingredients as they're easily over done. I think some restraint was used here, but you do have to enjoy all the flavorings quite a bit to like this.
02-20-2010 06:04:56 | More by womencantsail
4.4/5 rDev +11.4%
On-tap at Bootlegger's,
A: Pours yellow with a soft white head, solid retention, spotty lace.
S: Honey for days. I love the meady true smell of sweet honey here, mixed with sage and flowery chamomile, it's angelic.
T: Great direct honey flavour, wildflowers. Sage is more on the backburner compared to the nose. Very enjoyable.
M: Fizzy, light-bodied. Smooth, but thin.
D: A fairly light beer, but great flavours. Made me think of a Braggot version of Saison du BUFF. Classic springtime flavours for sure.
05-15-2010 23:44:01 | More by Halcyondays
3.18/5 rDev -19.5%
On-tap at the source, on to the beer:
The color of honey is represented in this beer's body. There's a small head on top, and it goes away quickly. There isn't much intensity in the aroma; some flowers and honey and little else. Then, when you were expecting a light tasting ale, bam! Loads of honey smacks your palate. There's a flowery flavor in there and some vague spice note to keep me going, but right here we have a honey bomb. It's light in the mouth with an easy feel. Nevertheless, a pint is plenty.
Hook grabbing beer, but one to drink in small quantities.
02-20-2011 01:30:58 | More by DoubleJ
4/5 rDev +1.3%
461st Review on BA
App- A slightly honey skewed orangy/yellow with a thin head and no real lacing on this one.
Smell- This was a bit over spiced for me but for a Herbed/Spiced beer, on point. Honey, Cinnamon, Orange amongt many others.
Taste- Taste followed the nose just slightly less so. It was tasty but a bit over the top for me. The cinnamon and sage we top billers on this one.
Mouth- Medium bodied and medium carbonated bordering on being a bit lighter.
Drink- It was a very tasty little beer at a large beerfest and was nice to warm up with while it was still a little cold.
05-18-2011 03:10:19 | More by FosterJM
4.55/5 rDev +15.2%
Poured from a growler into a Tremens glass by Bootleggers sales rep, who says this is 5.2% abv. Not much head as you would expect from a growler pour. Color- appealingly bright yellow-orange.
The nose is quite amazing- like a spring meadow, intensely floral with herbal notes.
The taste is complex, as you might expect from the added spices. None stand out, though. This is a very balanced beer. A honey taste lingers at the finish.
I really enjoyed this; "Spring" is certainly one to pull out as the weather warms. The experience goes from floral to spice to a honey finish. May pair well with barbecue.
03-05-2011 07:02:19 | More by Wowcoolman
4.63/5 rDev +17.2%
I went to Bootlegger's 2nd Anniversary party last night, and they had this on tap. Definitely my favorite of the night.
I loved it because you can immediately smell the honey, chamomile, and sage, and those are tastes that I haven't really experienced this much or this accurately, even in so-called "honey" beers.
The taste is pretty light, but pleasant, somewhat sweet (honey), with a bit of chamomile. The light aftertaste is definitely honey/chamomile.
I'd say this is a great beer for a hot day, or just before bed.
04-25-2010 18:01:12 | More by iiii
Spring Ale from Bootlegger's Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.