onceblind (5154) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear pale golden like a Pilsner with a foamy sticky head. Big spruce and pine aroma that’s bitter and earthy. Nice flavor but there’s a prominent woody and piney flavor throughout that kinda gets old fast. A bit leafy and herbal, with a earthy and spruce led bitterness.
HonkeyBra (3643) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at the Avery Tap Room. Pours an orangish amber with a medium white head. Aroma of spruce, mild caramel malt, some floral notes. Spruce is dominating on the flavor, creating a sprucy bitterness with mild malt backing. Medium bodied, above average carbonation. This isn’t really my jam.
Dogbrick (9109) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the tap room/brewery. The beer is a clear pale golden color with a medium thin white head that burns away steadily to an outer ring. Stringy lacing. Aroma of hops, pine and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of piney hops, biscuit malt and a touch of fruit. The finish is mildly bitter with a piney hop aftertaste. Decent overall.
jredmond (5908) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewpub with Andrew. Pours a clear golden body with white lacing. Aroma is fresh pine and light malt compliment. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of sweet pine hop, resin, malt and light grapefruit.
thirdeye11 (5716) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) clear gold, fine white bubbles. Nose is super fresh and piney, dank as hell, nice hop balance. Taste is quite bitter, cracker, butter, a bit dank and medium carbonation.
dnstone (2341) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is piney and dry hoppy. Clear golden copper w sudsy white head. Light bodied with a nice sprucey and pine dry hop character.
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Fritz123 (1268) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft taster at the tasting room. Small flute like glass. Pours a light orange amber with a moderate head. Some lacing. Aroma is a mild pine forest. You get the spruce, but not terribly bold. The taste is moderate with pine, light musty hops, a cereal grain backbone. Light body, not much there overall.
HIGHB4LL (795) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler at Avery’s. Appearance: average sized white head, excellent lace, light yellow color. Aroma: spruce, resin, leather. Palate: light body, sticky texture, average carbonation. Taste: long duration, moderately sweet, moderately bitter. Overall, tastes like a good version of spruce sap and makes you feel like you need to hike to the top of something. Enjoyable, but not something I would want more than 10 oz. of at one time.
JPDurden24 (1626) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, golden pour with a white head. Floral and spruce with some citrus. Taste is heavy spruce, pine and citrus. Good stuff.
sonnycheeba (4100) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewery. Pours clear gold with creamy white head. Aroma is biscuit and cereal malts, grassy and floral hops, lemon zest, and light citrus. Flavor is dry malt base with fresh grassy hops, light citrus esters, light lime, and faint toast; dry finish with a touch of bitterness. Medium body and low carbonation.