bvc (1103) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at brouwers. Pours a unfiltered slightly orange tinted straw golden with a slightly off white even head. The nose on this one is interesting to describe. I have had a few spruce beers and this one was probably the least ’sprucey’ of any of them. Sweet honeysuckle, light yeast esters, some citrus, almost perfume like, but not soapy or harsh and not in a bad way. Slightly chewy in body, nice even carbonation. Balanced sweetness, honey, candied citrus, faintest hint of pine, almost saison like yeast flavors, complementary grain profile. Very easy to drink and would have again.
riversideAK (5413) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great spicy spruce nose wonderfully spicy with light grain and even a citrua note. Hazy golden yellow. Thin swirly head. Flavors of big spicy spruce subtle but well done grain notea. Fruity citrusy. Light refreshing really solid flavorful. Great fucking beer.
beercollector (23) - Astoria, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A special seasonal brew, eagerly awaited by us locals. Orange, slight cloud, minimal head. Sweet tangy and a great beginning of summer beer.
TBone (9999) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught@brewpub (Astoria, OR)
I wrote name down as "Spruce Budd Ale".
Slightly hazy yellow color, small white head, lace. Very fruity aroma of mango. Medium-bodied. Flavor of mango and elderflower. Short herbal finish.
BrewDad (4256) - Olympia, USA - AUG 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
2010 North American Organic Beer Festival – Portland, OR
Big spruce aroma this was a pretty good attempt. There was a little too much hops covering the spruce flavor.
jercraigs (6477) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010-06-28. Lightly hazy pale yellow body with a small white head. Pleasant mild spruce aroma, lightly herbaceous, sort of flowery/perfumey notes. 6+ Flavour is mild, light spruce and greenery, light bitterness throughout. 6+ Average palate. Interesting but mild. 3+ Stronger spruce character might add punch to it, but might make it less drinkable as well. On tap at Fort George, Astoria
stchloe (691) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 15, 2010
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
So its like drinking a tree, but spruce ales are certaintly an acquired tasted. Sweet with a slight piney resin flavor, very bubbly brew, but a little estery mouthfeel, could use some bitterness to balance. Smells great though.
mabel (5043) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[3014-20100628] Tap. Very fragrant spruce aroma. Hazy, pale orange yellow body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Tons of rosemary spruce and ginger in the flavour. Medium body. Really interesting mix of flavours.
(@ brewpub, Astoria, OR)
boFNjackson (3580) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Organic Brewers Fest... Poured golden/yellow with a thin, white head. Nose was yeasty, piney and even some citrus. Dry with hints of light fruit but mostly tasted of spruce and pine, but not over done to come off like Pin Sol. If you like gin, you’d like this. In fact, this brew would be a perfect Beer Back to a Gin. Clean and refreshing finish.
DiabolikDUB (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 31, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On-Tap @ Bailey’s Taproom poured into Shaker glass.
Pours a slightly murky pale yellow with a fat white creamy head that slowly dissolves into a heavy ring around the glass. The aroma is soft malt, some spice and some earthy hops. The flavor is much of the same with the malt taking the forefront. It has a thin, watery body that is not too flattering. Everything about this beer is soft and subtle which doesn’t do it any justice. If at least the flavor or the smell or the body would have been more on par it would have been a decent drink. Just tasted like water overall.