Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours an amber body with an off head. Aroma is hops and malt, some pine honey, a certain breadiness and pine mostly. Not a bad offering.
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours cloudy burnt orange body with a large beige head. Aroma of spruce, bread, and biscuit. Flavor of spruce, herbs, and honey.
georgehog (18) - Delaware, USA - JAN 15, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed on draft at DFH pub. Good clarity for a pub beer. Reddish amber color, lace left on the glass. Malty, piney aroma. First impression is of piney hops, decent malt backbone, hops tend to linger. Easy to drink and deceptively strong at around 7% per board in DFH pub
beachbum25 (1092) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap-@ Rehoboth Brewpub. One of their special Brewpub test beers. Poured into a pint glass; clear copper color w/a minimum tan foamy head. Strong spruce/pine hop flavor up front. Had some toffee & molasis to it as well, but the spruce was by far the strongest. Was kind of like chewing on pine needles. Long finish. Somewhat interesting brew, but pretty one dementionial; I wouldn’t drink it often. They were calling it Spruce Red Ale; I entered it as a Traditional Ale because there is no Commercial Description available yet & it reminds me of the Heather Ales Alba & Grozet & that is how they are entered.