mitchclay2002 (6) - - OCT 17, 2017 does not count KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz Bottle. The pour was a clear chestnut brown with a large (2-3 finger) off white rocky head that was mostly diminishing down to just a small collar with poor lacing.
The aroma was of a light bread malt, spruce hops and an earthy yeast with hints of molasses, caramel and a light honey sweetness.
The taste was lightly bitter sweet and mildly malty with a touch of molasses throughout, and then became lightly hoppy yet very mildly sweet at the end. The flavor lasted only a short while after the swallow with the flavor fading quickly off the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a very soft carbonation.
Overall the aroma of this brew was stronger than the taste. Although light in flavor, what was there was very tasty and rather satisfying...
Lots of nutty and chocolate flavor. Deep and rich but not much of an aroma. Not a bad cold weather beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Pattybrian (1) - - SEP 2, 2017 does not count
Great all around beer! Great taste. Definitely taste the spruce and sprigs.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone hman43 (1751) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2017
Copper colored good head retention. Aromas of spice, molasses, and spruce. The flavor is unique. It combines the aromas plus a clear herbal quality. Itzjerm (3076) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2017
A nice spruce tip beer. Very nice head. Nice body. Taste has a light spruce herbal pop to it. Nothing bad in this Brew. It shows what other buttering agents can be used. Nice. Aroma light spruce also.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Pintofjoe29 (62) - Dingman Ferry, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2017
UPDATED: APR 12, 2017 Pours a dark amber with a nice head. Unique aroma...mentholated and herbal with malty sweetness. Tastes herbal and malty. No discernable bitterness. Pretty interesting
closey22 (2032) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Clear brown Amber with rimmimg Lacy beige head; little malty aroma; flava is sprucy and malty; feels medium to Thick fizzy and foamy; finishes dry tangy mildly roasty jsporrer (1086) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2016
Pours a clear dark brown iced tea color with a thin off white ring. Not much of an aroma. Very thin and watery with just a hint of malt flavor. Not much taste at all. Very plain and ordinary. With a name like spruce I was expecting at least some pine resin? djd07 (15342) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear amber with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong grass and floral. Medium mouth, rich malt, wheat, spruce, light bitterness, very good. mjmoen (584) - - MAY 27, 2016
C-. Pours a clear copper color with white head. Body is too light and taste is weird kerenmk (5039) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 13, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown-gold. Green and herbal, a little eucalyptus honey. Honey and forest and a little bit sweet and a little green. Medium body, molasses finish and quite fizzy.