Spring Landscape (2020)
Industrial Arts Brewing Company

Spring Landscape (2020)Spring Landscape (2020)
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Bock - Traditional
Ranked #9
Ranked #10,258
4.23 | pDev: 9.93%
Industrial Arts Brewing Company
New York, United States
Very Good
Spring Landscape (2020)Spring Landscape (2020)
Notes: New York State Grown

If you look closely, there are already some small signs of rebirth. This one is clean and inviting, with notes of fresh bread and mint. Fermented cool and lagered long, so you know that it's meant to be enjoyed often. 100% of the profits from the sale of this beer will be donated to Restaurant Workers Community Foundation. Check them out to see all that they are doing to help hospitality workers, who are some of the first and most affected by the current pandemic!
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CTHomer from Connecticut

3.81/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: crystal clear; medium gold in color; 1 finger finely pored white head that receded to a skim cap; nice lacing;

S: grassy; noticeable sulfur; mint/eucalyptus;

T: doughy for a moment, then balanced between sulfur and eucalyptus - a unique flavor; mild to moderate bitterness on the finish;

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

O: interesting;

Jul 06, 2020
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mushroomcloud from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz canned 4/24/20, opened 6/27/20.
2 finger white head with great retention. Slowly falls and leave thick lacing in it's wake.
Straw gold, clean and clear.
Big malty and spicy nose. Doughy malt and grassy/hay-like hop aroma. Light sulfur. Hint of menthol or eucalyptus...unique.
Grainy, toasty, honey, and semi-sweet malt. Spicy and grassy hops. Very well balanced and extremely tasty.
Medium body and carbonation. Initial sweet malt and then a grassy hop finish that leave this in off-dry territory.
If available, this would be on heavy rotation for me.

Jun 27, 2020
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snaotheus from Washington

3.82/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

16oz can served in a sample glass. Part of Untappd Virtual Beer Festival.

Pours clear light honey color with a big head and not much visible carbonation. Tons of lacing. Smell is bitter and grassy, yeast lager funk is strong.

Taste is light, grassy, strong bitter finish, and something really earthy.

Mouthfeel is light, dry, and crisp. Overall, pretty good.

Jun 15, 2020
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Todd from California

4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz can tasted during the Untappd Virtual Beer Festival.

Bright, clear golden with a great foamy white head and lacing. Bready and herbal in the nose. Soft, smooth, light. Malty, but not sweet. Toasty, biscuity, and hint of honey. Grassy with sweet herbal undertones. Low bitterness. Dry, herbal, grainy finish.

Spring Landscape reminds me of an old-school Spring Bock. I need more beers like this in my life.

Jun 14, 2020
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FBarber from Illinois

4.52/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a crystal clear bright golden straw color. Effervescent and crisp. Huge pillowy white head collapses slowly but steadily leaving a mound of velvety white foam on top of the beer.

Aroma has bright notes of sweet bready malts, some light grain, a touch of honey and some lightly floral earthy hops.

Taste follows the nose with notes of sweat bready malts, a hint of grain, some nice honey notes, grassy earthy hops on the back end with a distinct but not overpowering bitterness.

Feel is light, crisp, and smooth. Quite drinkable. Bright carbonation. Sorta dry finish, but that may be more the result of the bitterness on the finish.

Overall a delicious beer. Such an excellent use of local ingredients to showcase an old world style so well.

Jun 14, 2020
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StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.57/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours clear yellow with a creamy frothy white foam head. Toasty, nutty, sweet honey aromas with bread crust, roasted nuts, some mild citrusy dried fruity esters, light caramel honey malt notes, with a hint of earthy floral hops. Tastes like toasted bread crust, nutty caramely bready malts, a hint of dried fruit, grapefruit, some dark toffee nearing char, honey, with earthy herbal floral minty hops. Feels crisp, clean, refreshing and dry with a medium-light body and smooth moderate carbonation. Overall a real nice helles bock lager.

Jun 07, 2020
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metter98 from New York

4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that left a thick layer of bubbles covering the surface and the sides of the glass after it settled down.
T: The taste has flavors of toasted and bready malts along with notes of spicy hops, the latter of which particularly stand out in the finish and contribute a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels a tad bit more than medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really liked the balance between the malts and hops in this bock.

Serving type: can

May 09, 2020
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TongoRad from New Jersey

4.74/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Oh, how this beer gets it done, with such an abundant yin/yang, opposites-coexisting, confident personality to keep this old gemini quite content indeed. The hops are quite pronounced in all their rustic, borderline-aggressive glory; but there's actually a pretty nice counterweight in there with just the right feel on that honey-graham malt presence, and lingering finish. I think they got the decsription correct here, too- it's not really a 'maibock' in any way that brings that continental style to mind; but it's pale, and it's a bock, so helles bock sounds good to me. :sunglasses:

What's really beautiful here isn't so much the overall attitude on display, however; it's the execution all the way. All the flavors are so remarkably complementary, even when acting in the role of counterbalance or even intermediary, that it's a seamless ride from the initial aroma to the finish, from hoppy to malty and then both simultaneously. There's an herbal spiciness that permeates everything (peppery/dry mint/lavender and hay) and seems to have sent out its tendrils everywhere- perfectly supporting and elevating that svelte honeyish malt, and linking the aroma seamlessly with the long, clean bitter trail that the peaking malt rides out on.

With the exception on the first Autumn Landscape, another time when IA went pedal to the metal with the concept, this may just be tied for my fave one of the series. Superb.

May 06, 2020
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orcrist_cleaver from New York

4.72/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: pours a bright golden color of clover honey. Magnifying glass clarity. Head is voluminous and white with just a touch of ecru.

S: White bread with cracked grains, sweet potato rolls with honey give an impression of sweetness. I used to have an herb garden with catmint and that really describes it well. Not an obnoxious minty profile, but one layered behind a woodsier and more floral thrush.

M: Medium body, smooth, creamy and lush. State of the art feel for style and refreshing beyond belief.

T: Fantastic minty spiced hop edge, which I'm guessing is from Perle hops. However, the flavor transcends mint as it evolves and shifts effortlessly. Along with that really clean bready dough flavor are notes of citrus peel and herbal black tea. The hops and malt really are quite symbiotic. One beer that lives up to the old adage "the sum is more than the parts"; one adage of which more lagers should adhere.

Apr 17, 2020
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AccipiterofBeer from New York

4.52/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. Just, wow. I'm over a year into this series. This time Industrial Arts really knocked it out of the park. Easily the most refreshing beer that I've ever drank. That's my honest opinion, not hyperbole.

L: 5. You can't brew a more enticing looking lager. This is perfection. Liquid gold with ample carbonation and a head that lingers.
S: 4.25 Fresh grains of a helles. A hint of mint and bock spice. It cooled off my nose a bit.
T: 4.5 Hops, lager malts and grains. The mint is there but its far from overbearing. Not over-hopped or watery.
F: 5 This is where this lager truly shines. The mint balances out the spicier qualities of the bock in a truly magnificent way. A cooling sensation will overcome your mouth from the mint.
O: 4.5 Definitely picking up more.

Apr 03, 2020
Spring Landscape (2020) from Industrial Arts Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 17 ratings