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Ale brewed with spruce tops, with spiced added.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (9992) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of winter spice, gingerbread, molasses and spruce. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (5575) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle at the RBWG hotel share
Black with a small tan head, good lacing. Aroma of holiday spices. Flavor of spices, dark malts and bisquity
Ok, but to much spice for me

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DrSilverworm (7798) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Tasted during RBWG post grand hotel tasting shit-show. 750ml bottle flip top 2013 bottle. Wow, big spruce, very big spruce. Maple syrup. Weird combo. Molasses. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, light sour. Light bitter. Some soy sauce, molasses. Medium plus body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. No, not a fan.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (4938) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle during the RBWG Lobby Share. Pours a clear brown with no head. The aroma is cloudy brown with small beige head. The aroma is spice, licorice, and herbal. Medium mouth strong licorice, spice, booze finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2193) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Cola brown in color... Aroma of spruce tips, cinnamon, oak, potpourri, earth... Flavor is sweet potpourri, floral notes... Cinnamon, spices, candied sugar... Solid beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Bottle:   Dark brown, nearly black, burnt brown sugar highlights, moderate to large foamy beige head, nice lacing.   Bright nose of spruce, ginger, nutmeg, and associated mountain shrubbiness.   Has a strong herbal presense, shrubs, low lying fauna, and autumn like spices.   This one is much better than I anticipated.   This one is a wonder of spices, a little earthy, mountain brush like, yet has a sweet spicy aspect.   Nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon seem to dominate from start to finish.   Perhaps a sliver of clove too.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Not all that bubbley, but feels a little chewy.   This one is very unique.   I cannot think of anything like this one.   This really reminds me of the cross between autumn into winter in such a wonderful way.   Spicy, clean, with the eagerness for more after each sip.   A superb spiced ale, one that is very well balanced, and one that others can learn a lot from.   Totally taken back by this one.   Its almost too vibrant in its spiciness.   This would be a great Thanksgiving beer and/or one to enjoy on Christmas as it share aspects of both holidays, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and a strong spruce/pine like Christmas tree.   Very flavorful, one I wont forget any time soon.   Nice work Olvalde!   Those with taste out in Seattle will really enjoy this.   Thanks to Skyview for this great treat!   Bright, powerful, and worthy of more praise.   Simply delicious!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rhsiung (951) - USA - OCT 6, 2013
bottle in picture. dark brown. lots of spices. a spruced up beer! too impatient to save it for the holidays.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2823) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle sampled at RBSG. From notes. Spruce and christmas baking spices. Its like someone dumped wassail on a chrismas wreath. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11317) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2013
750 bottle @RBSG-Minni-dissipating tan-dk brown. A-spice, cocoa-med/dk malt. T-spice, cocoa-med/dk malt, some dk fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4813) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2013
I brought this to Summer Gather, 2013. The spruce is prominent in the aroma. Cinnamon and clove as well. on the sweet side with molasses. full palate. Brown color and low carbonation. Great beer. 2013 vintage.

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