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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bronze Medal Winner in the Indigenous Ales category at the 2013 Great American Beer Festival. Based on Franklinís original recipe, which called for barley, molasses, and essence of spruce, our Tavern Spruce is as approachable and engaging as was the man himself. We source blue spruce clippings from a local organic farmer, steeping them in the kettle to create this one-of-a-kind deep amber ale. Originally brewed exclusively for Philadelphiaís historic City Tavern, Spruce is now available throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region.

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2.1
joejames (510) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2016
Bottle to shaker glass, pours a clear copper color. Quick one finger near white head with decent lacing but scant retention. Aroma of spruce and eucalyptus. Taste is sweet and medicinal. Light body, soft carbonation, sticky mouth feel. Finishes long and medicinal. Tasting notes of, yep, spruce, Karo syrup, Hallís cough drops, caramel, grass and toothpaste. Tastes like a winter cold medicine from back in the day but it was likely the result of no hops in the cupboard.

2.5
miyauchi38 (1096) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2015
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3.4
voyageurmike (426) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2015
12 oz bottle from The Beer Store. Mild resin notes under the molasses sweetness, clean finish. Spruce beer is interesting historically, but there is nothing that seems distinctive about the flavor.

3.1
anders37 (26251) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2015
Draft @ The Wharf Rat - Fells Point, Baltimore. Pours an amber reddish color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy spruce aroma with hints of caramel. Fruity malty caramel hoppy spruce flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy spruce finish.

3.1
katrinaez (1924) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2015
The spruce is, thankfully, light and kicks just at the end. Golden yellow coloring. Hoppy. Not terrible, wonít buy again, but would drink I if someone handed me a freebie .tap

2.8
ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2015
From Notes. A: big spruce/pine, malt, caramel, toffee/nuts A: tan/orange body, trace white head, patchy lacing T: sweet caramel, mint, nuts, malt, mild bitter spruce/pine with a crisp finish M: med/light, semi-dry mouth O: Fascinating beer. Not great, but not bad. Really enjoyed this historical recipe.

3.3
conway (2210) - - JUL 4, 2015
Draft. Cola color with a beige head. Woody, earthy, somewhat bitter with lots of molasses/caramel. Very unique but not something Iíd want to drink very often.

3
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2015
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark copper pour with a thick white head. Sweet aroma with lots of caramel and bread malts. Flavor is sweet and malty as well, but I didnít get any hint of spruce in either the flavor or the aroma.

3
Meilby (11366) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2015
Draught @ Your Game Bar and Grille, Breezewood, PA
Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of mal,t caramel, forrest, some spices and hint of brown sugar. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long caramel and forrest finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.2
yngwie (17038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2015
On tap. A brown beer topped byte a small, dense beige head. Molasses, roasted malts, spruce forest, pine cones and some resin. Itís full to medium bodied, semi-dry and with a soft carbonation. Woody, bitter, resiny flavor with some bread, caramel and a touch of molasses. Medium length finish with a good bitterness and some wood. 150618


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