Beerdedone (2584) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours copper amber with a foamy white head. Aroma of spruce tips, pale malts, biscuit and light caramel. Flavor was earthy & piney with spruce, grass and a bit of caramel.
ajnepple (1995) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Bitter piney spruce aroma. Medium body with a bold bitter flavor. Very little sweetness.
pushkinwow (1961) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from a mixer pack. Pale slightly hazy orange with a white head. Slightly hoppy forest aroma, sugar, light sweet malts, bit of honey. Moderate to high carbonation, mild+ body, oversweet and slightly artificial, becomes somewhat dry, sweetness dies down a bit and leaves some leaves on the palate.
VALIS (222) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not much scent, vague pine, resin, foam. Taste is... what is this? Quite unexpected is what it is. Like a glass of beer with pine needles thrown in, minus the pinch. Credit for making something unique, but it’s not entirely pleasant. I could see myself looking for this again in the future, though. I like the whole woodsy hippy angle, too.
WilderPegasus (28) - - MAR 2, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This tastes like a Christmas tree in a glass. Interesting attempt but it’s not for me.
jrodooo5 (940) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 17, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
It pours a hazy amber with a thin white head that doesn’t leave lacing. The aroma is actually pretty enticing but nothing in particular stands out. The taste is nice and crisp up front but the spruce finish is nasty! It is quite shocking at first and really doesn’t get much better. Certainly memorable but not exactly in a good way!
vmilaxer29 (400) - North Dakota, USA - FEB 16, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Light amber color, very faint aroma of hops and spice.....very disappointing taste and finish almost like it disappears instantly. Sour aftertaste.
GT2 (8242) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
355mL. Clear lighter amber, medium off white foam. Okay lace. Nose is sweet orange, marmalade, pine, resin, biscuit. Taste is metallic, soapy, drained, then very medicinal spruce. Palate is diacetyl and soap. Ick.
tmoreau (2304) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle poured to my 1/2 pint taster showing a hazed,orangy amber color, with a soft white, bubbles & cream head that quickly reduced to a thin ring and light, bubbly film, but left some clingy spots & patches of lacing. The aroma was light yeast, light spice, some woody/resiny spruce, followed by light medicinal hints. The flavor was similar, plus mild malt, moderate earthy & dry bitterness that lingered into the finish. A little less than medium bodied, different, but not a fan of the medicinal nature of the spruce. A sessionably crisp brew nonetheless.
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of pine and toasted caramels, this ESB pours a cloudy red-orange with mild lacing and a thin white head. The spruce tips give it a slight citrus quality, which works well with the subtle spices, and mild bitterness.