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Propolis Spruce (07/14)


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Formerly brewed at Propolis Brewing
Style: Saison
Port Townsend, Washington USA
Serve in Tulip


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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Pilsner, Wheat, Caramel, Toasted malt and Spelt, Noble Hops, bittering and aromatic wild-crafted Evergreen
Blended Belgium, Age from +1 years, bottled 02.2014

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ineedbeer (1816) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 9, 2015
2015 wild series bottle. Aroma is fairly acidic with some nice lemon and orange notes. Some light tropical fruit and lighter stone fruit and pear. Spruce is light but it compliments the citrus nicely. Pours a cloudy orange with a large, slightly off white head of moderate thickness that initials recedes quickly then slows. Moderate lacing and small legs. Flavor is moderately acidic with some citrus, melon and overripe fruit. Light pineapple and cherry pie. Medium light phenolic note from the spruce with some moderate bitterness. Light alcohol notes. Some light honey character as well. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, an alright beer but like last night’s there is a muddles overripe fruit ester character that makes this less crisp and clean than it should be. Tasty, but slightly missing the mark.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22055) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2015
16th May 2015
As ’2015 Wild’. Hazy gold beer, tidy pale cream colour head. Light gueuzey nose. Palate is light and dry and has a fine minerally crispness. Light gueuze follows the nose. Thin lactose malt cream then a little pine. Traces of mint and citrus. A bit on the thin side but pretty drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1993) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 6, 2015
2015 version. The beer is light amber, medium cloudy, The head is puffy and white. The aroma is dusty malt, cucumber, kiwi, pear, pine and spice. Lightly tart pear cider with crushed pine, or well, spruce, I guess. Taste is a bit odd. Lots of dusty, earthy flavor. Grain is a bit flat. Less fruit. Some sweetness but pretty dry at the end. Little bit of a sour twang. Bitter woody flavor. Creamy, full feel. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3831) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. It poured a clear pale yellow/gold color with a white head. The aroma was of light spice, very mild and clean. The taste was of tangy fruit and mild spices, with coriander, ginger and some sage notes. The mouthfeel was light and the finish was dry and lightly spiced. Very nice.

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