RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Ale brewed with spruce tops, with spiced added.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (18953) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2015
Bottle split at RBWG 15 hotel lobby share on the final nightl, thanks to whomever shared this one, 21/02/15. Rich chestnut brown with a decent beige covering. Nose is spice, biscuit malt, cinammon, clove. Taste comprises rich malt, spice, herbal notes, papyrus, wooded tones, caramel, Worcester xauce. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Bloody Mary-esque !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (11024) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle... Pours black with a small, creamy, off-white head. The aromatic standouts are dust and pears. Full-bodied with adequate carbonation. The flavor is sweet and fruity with a medium-sized element of pear. Theres a nutty component as well. Not bad, but not my thing. Aged well, but the esters are annoying to me. Bottle courtesy of BVery!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drowland (8547) - Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2015
2/21/15. Sampled during RBWG 2015. Amber pour with a small khaki head, mild lacing. Huge spruce aroma, loads of Christmas spice, some caramel and molasses. Big spruce flavor, menthol, Christmas spice, caramel, maple, molasses. Not my thing at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (16240) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of winter spice, gingerbread, molasses and spruce. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (7456) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle at the RBWG hotel share
Black with a small tan head, good lacing. Aroma of holiday spices. Flavor of spices, dark malts and bisquity
Ok, but to much spice for me

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Tasted during RBWG post grand hotel tasting shit-show. 750ml bottle flip top 2013 bottle. Wow, big spruce, very big spruce. Maple syrup. Weird combo. Molasses. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, light sour. Light bitter. Some soy sauce, molasses. Medium plus body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. No, not a fan.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (14080) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle during the RBWG Lobby Share. Pours a clear brown with no head. The aroma is cloudy brown with small beige head. The aroma is spice, licorice, and herbal. Medium mouth strong licorice, spice, booze finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (3138) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Cola brown in color... Aroma of spruce tips, cinnamon, oak, potpourri, earth... Flavor is sweet potpourri, floral notes... Cinnamon, spices, candied sugar... Solid beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Bottle: Dark brown, nearly black, burnt brown sugar highlights, moderate to large foamy beige head, nice lacing. Bright nose of spruce, ginger, nutmeg, and associated mountain shrubbiness. Has a strong herbal presense, shrubs, low lying fauna, and autumn like spices. This one is much better than I anticipated. This one is a wonder of spices, a little earthy, mountain brush like, yet has a sweet spicy aspect. Nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon seem to dominate from start to finish. Perhaps a sliver of clove too. Moderate to full body and mouthfeel. Not all that bubbley, but feels a little chewy. This one is very unique. I cannot think of anything like this one. This really reminds me of the cross between autumn into winter in such a wonderful way. Spicy, clean, with the eagerness for more after each sip. A superb spiced ale, one that is very well balanced, and one that others can learn a lot from. Totally taken back by this one. Its almost too vibrant in its spiciness. This would be a great Thanksgiving beer and/or one to enjoy on Christmas as it share aspects of both holidays, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and a strong spruce/pine like Christmas tree. Very flavorful, one I wont forget any time soon. Nice work Olvalde! Those with taste out in Seattle will really enjoy this. Thanks to Skyview for this great treat!   Bright, powerful, and worthy of more praise.   Simply delicious!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zebra (2060) - Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2013
bottle in picture. dark brown. lots of spices. a spruced up beer! too impatient to save it for the holidays.

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