Spring Pale Ale
The Bronx Brewery

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Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #1,720
ABV:
5.7%
Score:
84
Ranked #31,240
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 7.49%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
19
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The Bronx Brewery
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  7
SCORE
84
Good
Notes: Brewed with Darjeeling, Java Sontosa, Egyptian Chamomile teas
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 19 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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CTHomer from Connecticut

3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: slight haze; medium gold in color; 1 finger white head that receded to a paper thin cap; very nice lacing;

S: grassy, floral, a little spicy;

T; the tea makes this very interesting; setting aside that I know it's tea, the flavor reminds me of the topping on a coffee cake - cinnamon, brown sugar, etc.; mild to moderate bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: interesting, but not my style;

May 12, 2017
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pro45 from New York

3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can, no date. Very hazy dark yellow with a small head. Lots of bubbles. Smell is unique. Chamomile, fruity, herbal, honey, faint notes of citrus and hops. Taste follows the nose with an astringent bitterness. Goes down pretty easy like a light beer with much more flavor. Good carbonation. Easy drinking pale ale with a big, but not overpowering chamomile presence. This would be quite poundable in the summer heat.

Apr 25, 2017
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bronx Brewery "Spring Pale Ale"
12 fl. oz. can without freshness dating
$2.79 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Pale ale with tea? I've had a few of those before, this should be good, and perhaps that explains the higher price. Very hazy, almost cloudy like a hefeweizen - similar color, and a full head of white. There is something odd in the aroma and I guess that's the tea. It's floral, and woody, or more appropriately, leafy. It's interesting and unusual. At times it reminds me of standing in the scented candle aisle of a store, or maybe just being in a Pier1. Let's see how that carries over into the flavor... yes it's there towards the finish, and it's also a touch spicy. Ahh, the label says it's chamomile and black tea. The chamomile explains the floral side, which I get upfront and across the middle, and the black tea makes up the earthy, leafy side that I find in the finish. There's a touch of fruitiness to it as well, but I'm not sure if that's coming from the hops or the yeast. And where is that spiciness coming from? Am I imagining it, or is it a little bit like a Chai? The bitterness is solid, and perhaps a bit too much given the tea-like qualities - of course a lot of people probably won't even notice the tea, so who cares? The head has died down but the lacing left behind is quite nice. Medium-light in body and crisp. Interesting. Charming. Pleasant. I'm teetering on whether or not it's too bitter, but there's nothing to judge that against and it's simply a hedonistic call; and I will say that to a certain extent I like that the tea component is kind of hidden within what otherwise might be just a solid pale ale/IPA - the label lists it at 37 IBUs but it feels like more at the back of your throat in the lingering finish.

Mar 23, 2017
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Jason from Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz sample bomber from the brewery.

Hazy and heady, smells of that tea they added with a solid pale ale base ... a pleasing aroma to say the least. Drinks beery enough, lots of pleasant tea flavors though the hop bitterness is pretty assertive which I like a lot. Keeping real even if being weird and extreme and all. Love tasting beers like this, a departure from the norm but still staying true to what a beer is supposed to be.

Feb 24, 2016
Spring Pale Ale from The Bronx Brewery
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 19 ratings