sirebril (9) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 7, 2015 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells a little solvent-like, decent carbonation, nice mouth-feel - the spruce is VERY present, though not super pleasant. I would say interesting as a novelty, not a set of flavors I would wish to revisit.
Damico (3053) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick white and cloudy with a white head. Aroma and flavor brings nice spruce and evergreen flavors blended with hops and malts so well on the palate. There is a nice balanced sweetness that makes it easy drinking. On tap the spruce flavors were much stronger but still enjoyed!
HopMunch (2) - Prospect Heights, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2015 does not count
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
No, sorry...canít do it. I LOVE Shortís but this style no matter who brews it is repulsive. Imagine Christmas tree reservoir water and hops....yuck.
JaBier (6101) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle brought back from Michigan. Clear yellow to gold in color with a thin white head. Aroma of malt, pine and noble hop. Malty flavor with bitter pine before a crisp finish.
Atom (1972) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle thanks to Santa, pours mostly semi hazy yellow/golden with a large white head. Spruce and citrus aroma, light grassy hops and some yeast. Spruce is very prominent but not overwhelming balanced well with resinous citrus hops, finishing with yeast and dry cracker malt. I donít know how much of a Pilsner I would consider this but itís very tasty and well done.
chucklemation (1035) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pale yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is mainly pine. Flavor is a very potent pine. I imagine you can get this flavor from stuffing your face with pine needles. The pine character is very surprising given that itís so much stronger than the aroma. This is a bold beer, and while I find it interesting, Iím still not sure how much I actually enjoyed it.
arminjewell (9149) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap, clear golden pour with white head, aroma brought notes of big mint, spruce, pine needle into some slight bread, hints of orange as well into a bit of spice. Taste was a mix of slight biscuit, some earth into big mint, pine, some slight fruity notes with a hint of orange, finishing minty, herbal, bitter.
JK (5411) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2014. Tons of pine aroma and flavor. Gold color, dry overall as a pilsner should be. if you like pine/spruce aromas, you would probably enjoy this beer.
fluffy (2141) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
i didnt think i was going to care for this, thought it would be too hoppy. luckily the spruce distracts enough to make it tolerable.
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2014
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Boring yellow pour, hardly retains head/lace. Smells like walking into a wood store. So much spruce, extremely bitter finish, harsh, not my thing at all. Took a 3oz pour and I handed off half of it.