balloonbuffoon (845) - - DEC 9, 2017
Draft served in a chalice-esque glass appearing a chestnut color with off-white head. The aroma is like a forest with a malty undertone. Spruce is the dominate flavor, where the body a thickish medium. Bitterness is mild, and other than the strong flavor additive is mild in general. Worth a try, and could have again in about a year. beastiefan2k (4268) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2017
Drat Grove location. Black beer with ghost white head. Aroma is strong spruce. Fresh and light pine but strong. Light bodied beer, light tingling carbonation. Less strong pine flavor, malty earth. Lightly dry finish. Haven’t had good spruce beer in a while. Provides a strong pine aroma, lighter flavor, and even lighter and easier base beer that still complements the spruce. Clareeses (213) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Dark brown, large head. Very piney, spicy aroma. Thick palate with a very woody and piney flavor, heavily carbonated. Finishes almost licorice. You have to like pine to enjoy a full pour if this. jayzz (480) - Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2015
A very unique flavor. It has a deep spruce flavor that can turn some people off, but it is very unique and with a try. Has a malt spruce aroma and caramel color with a foamy head. The flavor is a malty spruce, and the spruce flavor is very deep. It can shock you at first. wxman (1871) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2015
On tap at the source. Pours a nearly opaque cloudy dark brown with a full off white head. Aroma is like (don’t take this the wrong way) a watered down Pine Sol or Mr. Clean. Taste is sweet caramel malt and a bit of buttered biscuits, but the spruce oil dominates. Well balanced and pretty good, but definitely a bit odd.
thegreenrooster (4692) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Pour is a dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is pine sol with a mix of herbs and spices. Flavor is an eye opening spruce with not much else. This was way heavy on the spruce tips. I did not know what spruce tasted like but I do now. Kinda needed to lower the spruce b/c that’s all I got and then some. No way I could drink a lot of this without feeling overwhelmed. drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Draft at urban, pour amber with white Head. Aroma has fresh spruce, sappy, some dark fruits. Flavors strong with spruce, loaded with free qualities, kinda comes off like floor cleaner. Spruce is over done. STL_Drew (153) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 7, 2012
One finger head, mostly diminishing, dark brown amber, clear, pine aroma, tastes like a spruce tree smells, medium body. alcaponejunior (445) - Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Very interesting beer. My first tasting of a spruce beer, and I like it!
Brown with red notes and a decent head and lace.
Monstrous spruce smell and taste, but not overblown at all. It’s very woody though. There’s some malt and hops balance, but it’s mostly spruce.
Medium body and quite drinkable. I’d love to have this one again. gregwilsonstl (2743) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2012
Smells like a car air freshner. Way too much spruce. I like spruce, but this is overwhelming.