tricyclist (958) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tastes like a Christmas tree and some cranberry.... Not in a good way. Aroma of more fruity notes, some grassiness, earthy spruce notes. Flavor is tons of spruce and a bit more... It’s a lot. I hope you like Christmas trees.
salvaticas (485) - - JAN 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at ashleys. The blueberries really come through. Bitter but not too hoppy. Ok
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Chalumeaux (152) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle light orangey color with thin white head. Aroma is quite interesting as it hits you with sweet berry and spruce. Taste is hint of tart fruit and then the hop hits you through the balanced finish.
WillRunForBeer (1001) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from trade. Thanks, umich03jm! Pours orange gold with a white head. Aroma is orange, pine, floral. Flavor is bread, caramel, orange, pine. Pine dominates both the flavor and aroma. There’s a touch of cranberry bitter towards the finish. Tasty and unique.
Sammy (9139) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh bottle from Champane’s. Despite possible imperfections, this beer is a masterpiece of art. I wanted the hops, the spruce. I did not want cranberries, juniper. The entire experience is a bitter, a blend of hop bitter and traditional. Must be seek out. From orange hoppy initiation through dry herbal finish.
jbrana (526) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet with strong rosemary, lemon, and Berry flavors. Tastes like soap or a candle.
AWISLguy (1518) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from mikem409, thanks Mike! Lighter orange pour. Wow - completely strange/interesting aroma. Heavy fruit/berry, tropical fruit mix. Taste went to sweet berries, strange sprucy tangy flavor. Some alcohol. Some gin, I’d wager. Interesting. 13.8
Jamesthebrit (313) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Whew if ever a beer smelled good. Cranberries mix perfectly with the spruce notes.
Looks fine. Lighter Amber. Tons of lacing.
Taste is fascinating. Pine notes are huge and the cranberrys also come through to compliment. Spruce overwhelms on the finish.
Palate is intense for sure. Light medium body. Finish is tough due to spruce.
A really interesting beer that I certainly could not drink more than one of. Not dissapointed in having this one: a solid beer. Just more intense than what could be handled on a regular basis.
Petkus331 (297) - Redford, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma almost has a spruce quality with a touch of vanilla. Lots of lace, clear amber appearance. Tastes mildly bitter, of hops and gin like bitterness on the end. Palate is nice and fizzy. Overall, mild yet flavorful, very enjoyable.
firstsip (540) - Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Clear gold. Some nicer lacing. Slightly spicy nose. Smooth. Mellow hopping with some twangs of cranberry, juniper. Refreshing, actually.