Nose is bright fruits, notably apples and peaches and midwestern fruit-belt stuff. Also some good malty notes and brown sugar. Palate continues the brown-sugar thing while only being mildly sweet (but a good mild sweetness without being at all dry), along with the same fruity aspects. And, happily enough, there's that characteristic tough-to-pin-down but definitely idiosyncratic Springbank spice.... here I get cinnamon and tingly traces of allspice berries. This all culminates in a long-ish, yummy finish. A great way to start an evening, as it's not too big, yet it's not weak either, full of great flavors and happy nuances. I wrote "fun." Really tasty. B+/A-
Rarely am I so divergent from Adam's review, but I think this is pretty bad. The nose smells like dirty tap water with lemon and there is a very dusty and metallic aftertaste. I actually didn't finish the glass, and that's rare for me. AS and DW also didn't like it, so I feel sure it wasn't just my palate being off or something.