arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2015
Pour on tap, clear golden pour with white head, aroma brought notes of bread, biscuit, some grassy and herbal notes with a spicy hop presence as well, some slight honey in there. Taste was a mix of grass, honey, bread into a bit of yeast, slight dough, bready notes with some herbal, floral hops, finishing bitter. bpar73 (1177) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. Golden pour with a white head. Light pine and citrus hops in the aroma and taste. Mild bitterness in the finish. nimbleprop (8723) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Sampled at EBF. Pours a clear gold with some white head. Nose is nice and hoppy, light wood, malt. Flavor is malt, toasted wood, citrus. Medium bodied, dry finish. Sort of an old style IPA. Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2013
On tap at Crunchy’s and Beggar’s Banquet. Most people seem to be getting a strong wood flavor from this. I am getting almost all citrus. It smelled and tasted liked a ruby red grapefruit; juice, flesh, pith, rind, everything. Extremely refreshing while maintaining enough of a bitter bite to keep it out of the too-sweet-should-be-called-a-wine-cooler category. I’m hoping they bottle this one day. umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Draft at Hopcat. Pours a clear golden yellow color with a small amount of head that lingered a bit. Huge cedar wood aroma and not much else. Taste is cedar wood mixed with some grassy and spicy hops. Very interesting. Definitely lots of flavor packed in here. I think this would be a great beer to have with a cigar. But I also think it would be better with a higher abv and more body. Still very enjoyable.
daknole (11050) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Gold pour at GABF. Neat beer. The hops blend really well with the cedar. A nice lightly toasted malt backbone really puts this into nice balance. jredmond (8517) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Draft sampled at GABF with Andrew and Moreau. Pours a lightly hazed golden yellow body with thin white lacing. Aroma is cedar, hop and light spice. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of cedar, light fresh hop and some spices. I really liked this, reminded me of the Cigar City Humidor conditioning. Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Draft at Shorts. Hazy light-medium orange body, medium-thick cream head. Spicy, woody nose, also marijuana. Bitter, tannic cedar body, dusty, bitter, pungent wood and juicy, smoky marijuana. Huge astringent finish. Intense and cloying. ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Super intense spanish cedar nose. Taste is similar, light dry spicy cedar, touch of pepper, light grapefruit. Interesting, but not terribly drinkable. paintedmaple (671) - People’s Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2012
This is an awesome cousin to the hard-to-find Short’s Spruce Pilsner! Very dry and very woody and yet light and refreshing...the hop aroma’s pair well the the cedar. I am hoping that they are looking to find another woody lager/plis to go with the fantastic Spruce Pils and add this one to the line-up, because I want to have this again! Note to Short’s: Abies concolor (White fir) has a wonderful spicy orange aroma to the needles and wood...need I say more?