Quick3Beers (1422) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2017 plaugher (491) - Nova Scotia, - MAR 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml. bottle, 2011 batch 1 (Dec), from Garrison shop. Poured a dark amber (almost garnet) with a thin head. Oddly enough, an overpowering woodsy aroma. Molasses, piney taste with a hint of maple. A little too sweet and heavy for a session beer, but a good single beer to cure what ails you on a wintry evening.
Pours a copper from a bottle, sweet spruce aroma, flavor is like a copper ale with a sweet spruce note. Interesting. Good beer. Brettsky06 (522) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 8, 2017
Pours a reddish brown. Aromas of caramel and molasses. Taste is really bit on spruce. More caramel. Creamy mouthfeel. Great beer Homer321 (5191) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Bottle shared. Nose is light in spruce. Faint Christmas tree smell. Brown pour, light khaki head. Taste is a lot more spruce forward but complimented by a light vanilla woody note. Nice v DuffMan (10665) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 17, 2016
Bottle. Hazy golden amber, off white head.aroma of spruce forest and caramel. Sweet caramel flavour with a huge hit of spruce, medicinal and slightly soapy (Buckley’s). You’d think this would be repulsive, but it is actually quite nice in a strange and unique way. Like drinking a forest. dralock (4) - - JAN 2, 2016 does not count
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kidobutai (698) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2015
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Poured from a bottle on New Years Eve. Not a bad offering. Really good lacing. Creamy with pine needles aroma. A little flat. Luvystypotables (2067) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Aroma of pine resin, pours a reddish brown color with short lasting tan head. Taste of smokey pine logs and spruce needles. Medium body with a lasting smoked spruce finish. mike5326 (1782) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Light brown color, small off white. Sweet Pune and syrup. Delicious full body with a sweet, smokey pine resin flavor and full lingering sweet finish.
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Thin tan head fades to a persistent ring around the glass. Clear deep copper colour. Aroma could initially be confused with a phenolic character, then becomes apparent that it is spruce, with some light caramel sweetness. Spruce comes out huge in the flavour! Some faint roasty and caramel notes. Medium carbonation, medium-full mouthfeel. Tingle spruce after taste. Unique beer. Hrdygrdymn (8) - Truro, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2015 does not count
Either sucking on a spruce tree is your thing or it isn’t. Made as a tribute to the soldiers who improvised their brewing with local materials in the 17th and 18th century forts of New France, this beer doesn’t just hint at conifer. A sipper, to be sure that takes a bit of time to grow on you. Over time Garrison appears to have adjusted this recipe to allow for a solid caramel underbelly to show through. Highly recommended as a fireside sip or a cure for scurvy.