BillKismet (3605) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Luminous orange body with vigorously carbonated body with bubbles moving like swarms of violently buzzing bees--all topped by an airy, rock cream colored head. Soothingly gentle aroma of spruce sap. The body is of sweet malt, wintergreen,molasses, and spruce across a mild-mannered malt and hop base. Minty spruce finish, with an occasional cord of bitterness.
60minuteman (1106) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sort off an off-orange color, somewhere in between brown and orange. Aroma is faint. Something like pinecones, oranges, caramel and malt. Flavor is similar. Malty. ABV faked me out..I thought it was near 7%.
BillWyce (887) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy orange-amber with a 1-finger off-white head. Aroma combines notes of sweet molasses with a light note of spruce. Medium body, light oily thickness with a dry finish. The flavor is primarily the evergreen spruce, but the molasses gives it a lightly sweet note at the base.
BREWMUSKCLES (2441) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
this is a nice tasting brew full with pine dishwater hop and an undistinguished but moderate malt presence and a nice bit of fruit. problem is the brew finishes too short for it’s ample enough flavor.
alobar (3224) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy amber color with aroma of pine, apple, and grain. Pine, bread, citrus flavor. Decent beer.
keepersj12 (2985) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours quite nice, cloudy Amber with a white head. Downhill from there. A metallic dirty aroma. The flavor follows with dirty wood. No spruce or molasses to be found. Very thin and watery. Not too good.
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EithCubes (5307) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best by DEC 2014. Nose dark and caramelous, woodsy, pleasant floral and citric qualities, and a sort of dense/pungent spice character. Also some touches of vanilla and cream in the bg. Pours hazy orange with slow carbonation and a tight beige head. Taste sweet and very earthy, very woody with molasses and, yes, spruce. Minty, touch of smoked wood, lightly bitter, very floral and thick sticky maltiness. Really a bold, unique combination here -- reminds of the Heather Ales from Williams, very distinctive and flavorful. Very full body lightly crisp, bit of a n herbal/rubbery character in the finish, but refreshing and interesting!
Beerman6686 (5619) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This one poured a light orange with a white head. Aroma was of caramel, light pine. Flavor was bland and malty, spruce hardly there.
TheJester (2251) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
355 mL bottle from the brewery.Hazy rust brown with a film of head. Thin, aroma is mostly malt with a vegetal note. Don’t really get a lot of spruce. Not much in the flavour either, at least not like I expected, anyhow. Some bitterness at the end. The malt is thin and a touch sweet. Not great, this one. Disappointing.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5768) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy peach-orange color with a medium sized creamy-soapy orange-white head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was tangy and sweet caramel and pine needles. The flavor was spruce, pine needles, and had a tangy and sweet undertone of caramel and honey. Medium length tangy finish of spruce and caramel. Moderately full bodied. Ok.