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Olivers The Creeper #2: The Spruce Is Loose

Olivers The Creeper #2: The Spruce Is Loose
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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
The second installment in Derek’s “Creeper” series is a red ale, O.G. 1.076, brewed with spruce tips harvested by the Creeper’s own fair hands, generously hopped and with an underlying sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (9565) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2012
On tap at Pratt. Pours a clear copper with a thin white head. Light malt, pine, sweet and sticky. Sweet, lots of spruce. Pine and spruce is a bit much, and it would be tough to do an entire pint of this so I’m glad I did a 5oz pour as part of a sampler. Well done and prominent, but a bit tough to drink. Finishes with a mild bitterness and toast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Cask at Churchkey. Poured a dark amber color with a small wispy white head. Aroma was sweet caramel, with a touch of pine, but more hop pine than pine. Flavor was different - started off with smooth malts, but with a touch of spruce pine sap - pretty interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21675) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Cask. Clear maroon, tan large bubble head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, pine edge. Taste is smooth brightly spiced caramel and subtle bitter chocolate. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (2830) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - JUL 10, 2012
On tap 5 oz. sample at RDF near Gallery Place in Washington, DC. Clear, copper red with cream-colored creamy head and good lacing. Sweet aroma of cherry, spruce, caramel and orange. Taste of pine, sweet caramel, cherry and bread malts with a bitter pine and floral hop finish. Medium/full body and medium/light carbonation. Off-putting at first sip, but grows on you. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Draft. Clear dark amber body, medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some orange, cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some cherry, pine, light bread. Medium body, light stickiness.

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