Beau’s The Spruce Moose

Formerly brewed at Beau’s Brewing Co.
Vankleek Hill, Canada
6.2% Spice/Herb/Vegetable | 16 Ratings | 33 IBU |
The Spruce Moose is a 6.2% American Pale Ale featuring an addition of more than 60 kilograms of hand-harvested spruce tips. This deep copper-coloured ale features a clean, light malt character complemented by zesty, piney hops

History & Style
Beau’s Pro-Am series is a salute to homebrewers, true innovators of our craft: beers designed by amateur brewers, brewed at Beau’s. The Spruce Moose was brewed with Patrick Boisvenue, winner of the 2012 Members of Barleyment Beau’s Oktoberfest Homebrew Competition. No stranger to the Beau’s brewhouse, Patrick also collaborated with Beau’s to create the award-winning Burnt Rock Vanilla Porter.

Tasting Notes
A walk in the woods is subtly suggested in the aroma and flavour of this summer-suited ale. The Spruce Moose showcases a mellow maltiness and moderate hop bitterness, nuanced with additional aromas of citrus including grapefruit.

Food Pairings
Barbequed Salmon, Grilled Corn, & Potato Salad

Technical Specs
ALC./VOL.: 6.2%
INGREDIENTS: Local Spring Water, Organic Barley Malts, Wild Spruce Tips Organic Hops, Brewer’s Yeast
MALTS: Pale Ale, Munich, Vienna, Caramunic (All Organic)
HOPS: Simcoe (Organic)
IBU’S: 13
OG: 14.0°P
FG: 2.5°P
IDEAL SERVING TEMPERATURE: 4-6° C

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Beer Rating Assistance


Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
pale golden amber orange red brown black

Liquid
clear hazy cloudy sparkling

Head
rocky frothy minimal white tan brown
Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
light medium heavy

Bitter
light medium heavy

Sour
light medium heavy

Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
light medium full

Texture
thin oily creamy sticky slick thick

Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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