phaleslu (7208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle shared by b3shine- thanks, Beau! Pours a copper-amber color with a small off-white head. Tons and tons and tons of spruce- fresh cut wood, spruce needles. Holy cow. Also some herbs, pepper, citrus, and dry and sweet malts. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a bitter, dry, spicy mouthfeel. Really strange, but good.
brystmar (1306) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super fresh -- 8 days old and spruce galore! Spruce & tree bark aroma; hops and bitter resin on the back end. Quite nice.
Experiment_Ale (1073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber at my place with group. Pours light orange with strange light lacing. Aroma is citric hops, hay, dirt, great. Taste is smooth balancer piney hops. Finish is quick to medium. Mouthfeel is kinda light.
jtclockwork (10262) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Brewdown. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste of spruce tip, pine needle, sap, citrus, resin and caramel malt. Heavy on the pine needle. Medium body.
swoopjones (6638) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. copper orange pour, Medium bodied, sweet caramel maltiness, touch of toffee. Spruce is quite potent, resiny spruce, orange zest & pith. Spruce is nice, maybe a tad overbearing. Nice score Andy
Lukaduke (2519) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a rich copper color with a finger of sticky eggshell foam. The nose is big and hoppy, bright tangerine, orange pith, pine and traces of sweet caramel malt. The palate is more earthy and less citrusy than the nose led me t believe. Lots of spruce needle, pinecone and tree bark. Bitter grassy and slightly floral in a woodsy way.... pretty interesting some strange honeycomb cereal sweetness adds complexity to the bitter finish.
radarsock (1100) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
$7 at Three Penny. To tulip, it pours aa hazy dark orange with a fluffy, snowy-white ringed head half a finger in length. Tastes and smells of artichoke hearts, pork salt, tarragon, and piney hops. Spruce tips, and American yeast by swallow. Good on paper I’m sure, but this was not my cup of tea. Too herbal. The bartender working that night wasn’t too big on it, either.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Phillycraft. Wow. Aroma is pure Douglas Fir and rosemary. Very sticky pine hops just right in the nose. Pours deep orange with a nice film and short lived head. Taste is super sweet with pine sap, rosemary, resin and slight grapefruit rind. This literally tastes like sucking on a Christmas tree....in a good way. Many thanks to Vinny.
PhillyCraft (3697) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2013 Bottle as an extra shared with Jessie, and Taylor, tastes and smells like straight up christmas tree, so much pine, resin, rosemary, grapefruit and sap. This is the most tree’d out beer I have ever tasted. Holy christ fuck, I’m digging this needle’d out offering from Lawsons. So glad I was able to try it via bottle after missing it in Vt by a day or so.
jbeatty (1146) - New York, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Three Penny Taproom, 07/26/2013. Pours hazy orange, nice creamy head, lacing left behind as it fades. Aroma is soft, fleshy grapefruit, scallion, big earthy pine, pleasant caramel backing and hint of dusty malts. Taste is sharp grapefruit, orange rind, lingering resinous pine, fairly bitter dark caramel. Medium body, spritzy. Enjoyable.