A robust flavored ale with notes of spicy sweet pine from locally gathered spruce tips, balanced by roasty caramel malt and a hint of Chinook hops.
About Vermont Spruce Tip Ale
This hearty ale is a showcase for a traditional yet seldom used brewing ingredient: spruce tips. Harvested at their tender, ripe, bright green peak in Downer State Forest, Vermont, these spruce tips impart citrus, pine, spice, herbal and earthy notes. A host of malts, a hint of roasted barley and generous use of Chinook hops complement the unique spruce flavor.
filogomo (10) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed this beer at the taproom in the Boston brewery. Great beer great times. Hard to find very limited.
mitchscha (3) - Teaneck, USA - MAR 11, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very sweet and malty flavor. Hops are very much overpowered by malt. This is a delicious beer to accompany desserts or to top off a few intense beers
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matador4u2 (1) - Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2012 does not count
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 6/20
Mild pine note with a good balance of maltiness to hops.
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