Maverick34 (2945) - New York, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brownish pour. Plain head. Herbal root tang. Notes of ginger predominant. Interesting pint.
MadRobin (2795) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bertha's in Fells Point, Baltimore, MD.
Clear amber with an off-white head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of caramel, honey and spruce.
Taste of honey, pine, toffee, herbs, a gingery spiciness, spruce (which only comes through when the beer warms up) and orange.
Medium body and medium carbonation with a slightly tingling mouthfeel--perhaps from the ginger.
Normally I am not a fan of honey-flavored beers, but this one balances it nicely with the spruce, malt and spiciness.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
chicagobears (449) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Impressive look dark amber pour. Hints of honey and caramel in the nose. Dry herbal notes, with molasses and honey. Dry and spicy finish. A refreshing ale that has a unique flavor.
edgallow (3609) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malts, toffee and grain. Taste is malts , caramel and some pine.
EvanFriend (475) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of honey, a somewhat subdued spruce note, and some grainy tastes too. Not a bad beer.
Bulk_Carrier (3630) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a somewhat transparent golden yellow with a one finger white foamy head that quickly died and barely left any lacing.
The smell had some spruce and light honey.
The taste was sweet and alower some light spruce to come through.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionable quality about it.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good beer I’d have again.
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear orange/brown with a light lacing white head. Ginger spice dominates the aroma with hints of molasses and a bit of dark malt. Taste is moderate sweet with a resin and oil finish. Different and good
ads135 (4129) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A strange, decently tasting beer. Has a coniferous quality to it though its different from your NW hops experience. Has a bite, but its sweeter.
snoworsummer (4533) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle. Pours clear copper brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like soap, lavender, pine, grassy. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like nutty lavender and pine, with light sweetness.
sonnycheeba (4955) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from sampler pack. Pours clear tawny brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is caramel and bready malts, light spice, light raisin, and some faint woody notes. Flavor is dry malts, light spice, faint cocoa, and faint hops; dry finish that seems to evaporate out of your mouth. Medium body and carbonation.