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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
This is a one-of-a kind beer brewed for the “cool” months of the Southern California winter. We blend together locally harvested spruce tips from Angelus Oaks, maple syrup from Wisconsin and cinnamon from Saigon in just the perfect amounts to complement each other. The base beer has a nice rich flavor of malt and caramel which combines with the spices for a very well balanced and delicious beer. Additional Information: This beer was first produced in December of 2009 and the response was so good that we’ve decided to brew it each winter!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (19650) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
15th June 2013
Lightly hazy amber beer with a small off white head. Light crispy palate. Mild sweet creamy malt. Minerals. Light pine and spruce sweetness. Mild maple and a whisper of cinnamon. Smooth semi dry finish with fresh light malt cream. Nicely judged!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12969) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Bomber from Total Wine - Sacramento. Pours hazy copper with a slight beige head. Warm, moderately dark fruits aromas. Near full bodied. Flavor is cinnamon, maple, fresh something. Maybe fresh light stone fruit. Might be a hint of twiginess. Pretty nice drink. Finishes "fresh" - not exactly bitter, not exactly sweet. Sort of nice fresh fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Amber pour, small off white head. I get cinnamon, caramel, hops and light spice. What lacks is the maple. And the bitter finish I didn’t expect and didn’t love. Not a poorly crafted beer at all, but this just doesn’t quite hit the spot for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle... Pours hazy and burnt-orange with a small, creamy, off-white head. The aroma features toffee, toasted tree nuts, caramel, a vinous note of port and a trace of bread dough. Full-bodied with modest carbonation. Lightly sweet, nutty flavor and lightly bitter finish. Very nice. Bottle courtesy of richiesd!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (10033) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Sample at the taproom. Cloudy orange-amber color with a medium bone white head that recedes gradually. Small patches of lace. Aroma of malt, caramel and cinnamon. Medium body with a sweet caramel malt and cinnamon flavor, with subtle woody character. The finish is malty with a sweet cinnamon maple aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (8010) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours dark brown with a large beige head and a brown malt and maple aroma. There is a medium-bodied roasted malt flavor with a hint of syrup and some spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 8, 2011
2011 version on tap at the brewery. Pours with a hazed amber body with a minimal off-white head. Aromas are of dark fruits, caramel, spices, a bit vinous, bready, and maybe a small hint of butterscotch (diacetyl like). Flavors are fruity (esters), caramel, alcohol, malty, medium spice and dark fruits. Medium carbonation with a slightly fuller body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (7885) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"A winter warmer had on a June evening, but it still hit the spot. It had it faults, but was still very nice. Mahogony pour, good body but the abv doesn’t show at all. Intense aroma of spruce and cinnamon. Similar flavor with a rich malty backbone. I’d have loved to trade a little of the cinnamon spice for more maple, as it was barely noticeable, but otherwise a GREAT beer."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 28, 2013
22oz bomber pours with a clear amber body with copper hues and supporting a light tan head of foam. The aroma is very spruce and coriander like with sharp maple notes in the background. The taste is full of spruce and coriander like spices and yeasty spices followed up by sweet malts and a bit of sweet maple syrup.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber orange with thick white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is caramel, spice, and fruit. Medium mouthfeel with strong caramel and sweet fruit.

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