The Little Spree
MacLeod Ale Brewing Company

The Little SpreeThe Little Spree
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Style:
English Pale Mild Ale
Ranked #2
ABV:
4.3%
Score:
89
Ranked #14,891
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 10.12%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
21
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MacLeod Ale Brewing Company
 
California, United States
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SCORE
89
Very Good
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 21 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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4.68/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On cask at MacLeod's. Pours light gold; white head. Bright floral and citrusy aroma. Taste is a bright and floral as well with a light cracker malt. Feel is soft and slightly sparkly. Overall, an exceptional brew not to be passed up.

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Antg8989 from New Jersey, Jul 17, 2018
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4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big white foam on clear, golden yellow beer poured in the Duvel tulip. Light bodied and elegant, with a flowery, resiny aroma and a touch of lemony magnolia blossom. A subtle, warm, crackery malt taste and just a touch of honey sweetness. The flowery hops provide just enough bitterness to balance the it of malt. Overall, this is so well balanced.

I can't say that this is in any way authentic to the style, but as an American interpretation it's a highly drinkable quaff. I'd like to try it on tap. The bottled version is quite carbonated, but it makes for a pleasant warm evening gulp. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Best Damn Beer Store in San Diego.

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mactrail from Washington, Sep 29, 2015
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3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On cask at MacLeod Ale Brewing Company in Van Nuys, CA.

Pours a hazy gold with a foamy white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Thick swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, earth, citrus zest, and floral aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, earth, and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with nice earthy qualities all around.

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UCLABrewN84 from California, Jun 23, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hand pull from an Angram beer engine into a 10oz nonic. Brief notes:

Clear bright amber, fleeting white head with fine lasting lacing.

Saltines, low malt, no esters - not much going on in the nose.

Clean, brisk, biscuity, with mild bitterness and an earthy, almost grassy finish. Very nice.

Creamy, light-bodied - was worried this might be too young, but the condition/carbonation is just right.

Pleasant and refreshing - a nice base of Golden Promise comes through, though the hops are so subdued that they seem a bit muddled - perhaps the water chemistry could be further tweaked in future, but it's hard to find fault in this delicate session ale.

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augustgarage from California, Jun 23, 2014
The Little Spree from MacLeod Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 21 ratings