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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This style of beer replaces hops with spruce. For this particular batch, Fort George brewers used about two-thirds of their handpicked spruce buds in the initial boil, and during fermentation, “dry spruced” it with the rest. The aroma unmistakably reflects this walk in the trees, while the flavor of citrus comes through in tasting.

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Hanuta06 (477) - Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2017
Serving: from tap at Fort George Brewery Aroma: light spruce, citrus and bubble gum. Appearance: small, frothy initial head with fair lacing and mostly diminishing longevity. Hazy, dark-yellow body. Taste: lightly sour and citrusy initial flavor and finish with short duration. Palate: light body with watery texture and fizzy carbonation. Overall: excellent and refreshing.

5
CarlonLyndonTerryl (1) - Damascus, Oregon, USA - AUG 27, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2017 Summer refreshment, without the hop overload. Delicious alternative brew :-)

2.6
altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2016
On tap at pub in Astoria. Light gold body. Nose is grainy, floral. Taste is grassy and skunky. Creamy and syrupy texture. Okay.

2.6
Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 22, 2016
A weird one. Like a teenager’s lip gloss. Sweet and strangely fruity with a hint of typical spruce underneath.

3.1
luttonm (6647) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2016
The Yard, Seattle. Slight cloudy yellow, small white foam. minty, forest aroma. banana ester, soft and clean. Fruity pine-spruce. Soft herbal-veggie. Nice spruce flavor but body is a bit off, flabby.

2.3
Oakes (18543) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2015
Pale and hazy. Has almost a relish/mayo taste. Weird. Very sweet, no real balance, a dash of fruity, nothing I could drink a pint of.

3.4
neepsntatties (2028) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2014
On tap at fort George. Colour...very light straw with a thin white head. Nose...not much spruce but a light honey like aroma is present. Palate...lightly frothy with indiscernable fruit and clover honey. There’s a lingering sweetness and a husky finish.

3.2
JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 2, 2014
On tap at Bier Thirty in Bown... Lightly hazed orange... thin white head.. spotty lacing. Nose shows grassy and not big "Pine or Spruce"... Not really herbaceous either.. just grassy with a bigger than expected pale malt/yeasty fruitiness (Belgian Yeast used here?) Not sure what to make of this one... the Pine is present but never really wants to jump out like I think a brew of this style would. A bit too fruity on the palate for my liking.. residual malts add too much to the esters and distract from the piney additions. Weird and never really comes together.. I think they are on to something, but this rendition is probably a wash... I would sample this one next go-around.

3.7
IndianaRed (4937) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 30, 2014
On Tap at Bier:Thirty Very cloudy light beige/orange with a very dense thick sandy head. Light pale fruity aroma. Muffled by the head. Very plesent soft fruit flavoros. Some raspberry, and some pear and a little yeatiness. If this is Spruce, it is very mild. Very light and tasty. Soft creamy palate.

3.4
pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2014
On draught at 2014 NAOBF - pours cloudy copper with small head, nose of malt, light spruce, grass. Taste is more grassy than spruce. Alright, just not ad much spruce as expected. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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