yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is roasted malty with a light hops note. Subdued sweet note in the flavour. Mild spiced and hoppy flavoured. Malty and subdued bitter finish.
Ungstrup (29474) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. An amber beer with an off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel as well as light notes of hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, malt, and a bit of hops, leading to a bitter finish. Quite drinkable, but nothing exciting.
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 35,5 cl. Clear amber golden with a small, rough off-white head. Lightly sweet malt and caramel in the nose. Medium body, lightly sweet caramel with a weird candy-like tang. Very discreet bitterness. 100709
omhper (19654) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at City Beer, San Francisco. Lightly hazy deep golden, no head. Blackberry aroma. Medium sweet with clean mouthfeel and medium body. Lightly buttery with intersting notes of pine needles, juniper berries and blackberries. Salty finish.
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
21st April 2009
Clear amber beer. Silky dry palate. Dry malt balanced with what tastes like sweet white wine! But I guess this is the spruce tips! Moves to a sweet hop and vanilla taste toward the finish, teh dry malt stil riding alongside. Unusual and tasty beer!
Theis (13537) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home - tasting. Clear golden - white head. Spicy, berries, knækbrød, dryness, high dryness, hoppy, sweetness, marmelade, raspberries, spruce...... a bit wierd.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a lightly cloudy amber body with a small white head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, spruce, and spices. Flavor of mild hops, fruit, and spices.
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear orange-copper body with minimal head. Aroma is very sweet fruity (berry) and slightly caramel. Flavor is really berry and slightly malty with a trace of piny hops on the back half of the tongue. Doesn’t do it for me.
bhensonb (11250) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of candy malt with evergreen - I can’t tell spruce from cedar. It’s not pine. Actually I probably could tell spruce from cedar - this is not cedar. So it’s spruce. Q.E.D. Clear copper color with a light tan head that runs away fast. A smooth sweetish malt start, that morphs into a candy impact, finishing with a bitter evergreen that is not hop. Not all that bitter, but the mouth tingles. Makes me think a bit of turpentine. Moderate mouthfeel. Not a super dry finish, but it almost seems that way. Wish there was a spruce in the neighborhood to check against. Not the standard bitter loved by Western Hopheads. Good for the season.
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: The pour is a clear golden orange color with a thin ring of white head.
S: Very sweet on the nose with some fruit notes like berries and apricot. Some definite spruce and "green" aromas. Also a bit of a floral note.
T: Like the nose, lots of sweetness to this beer. Almost cloyingly sweet fruit as well as some definite corn syrup flavors. Lots of spruce and a mild pine flavor, but not bitter.
M: The body is medium with a low to moderate carbonation. It’s got that sort of grainy finish that a lot of spruce tip beers have.
D: Way too sweet and to be honest, that’s just about all this beer has going on.