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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 Franklin’s 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 Philadelphia’s historic City Tavern, Spruce is now available throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region.

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3.5
badgerben (5178) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
GABF 2014. Copper color with a medium head. Strong spruce aroma. Flavor of caramel and malt. Spruce lingers around towards the finish.

3.3
solidfunk (8949) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Decent and curious beer. Spruce tips are subtle. Pours clear brown without much head or lacing. Minty and light sweet finish. Tao at brewpub.

2.9
fluffy (2472) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2014
tried at recent bottle share. pretty decent from what i remember, not too piney.

3
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Tap, amber pour, off white head, nose is caramel, taste is some spice, vegetables, decent.

3.3
Maverick34 (3239) - New York, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Brownish pour. Plain head. Herbal root tang. Notes of ginger predominant. Interesting pint.

3.3
MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2014
On tap at Bertha's in Fells Point, Baltimore, MD. Clear amber with an off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of caramel, honey and spruce. Taste of honey, pine, toffee, herbs, a gingery spiciness, spruce (which only comes through when the beer warms up) and orange. Medium body and medium carbonation with a slightly tingling mouthfeel--perhaps from the ginger. Normally I am not a fan of honey-flavored beers, but this one balances it nicely with the spruce, malt and spiciness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
chicagobears (473) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Impressive look dark amber pour. Hints of honey and caramel in the nose. Dry herbal notes, with molasses and honey. Dry and spicy finish. A refreshing ale that has a unique flavor.

3.4
edgallow (4211) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 31, 2014
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malts, toffee and grain. Taste is malts , caramel and some pine.

3.3
EvanFriend (593) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Lots of honey, a somewhat subdued spruce note, and some grainy tastes too. Not a bad beer.

3
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a somewhat transparent golden yellow with a one finger white foamy head that quickly died and barely left any lacing. The smell had some spruce and light honey. The taste was sweet and alower some light spruce to come through. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionable quality about it. Overall, I say this was a pretty good beer I’d have again.


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