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Red Spruce Bitter - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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BA SCORE
86
very good

70 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 9
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lawson's Finest Liquids visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A winter seasonal brew infused with fresh sprigs of the red spruce tree and a dash of cinnamon that breaks from traditionally heavy holiday brews with a light body and refreshing zest.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-06-2009)
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chippo33

Vermont

2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

11-04-2012 08:16:04 | More by chippo33
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CoolEthan

California

2.75/5  rDev -28%

04-01-2014 03:57:59 | More by CoolEthan
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -21.5%

06-08-2013 03:18:24 | More by ygtbsm94
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csiewert

Oregon

3/5  rDev -21.5%

01-11-2012 18:52:40 | More by csiewert
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Sean802

Vermont

3/5  rDev -21.5%

07-18-2013 15:39:17 | More by Sean802
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Focusf111

Vermont

3/5  rDev -21.5%

02-16-2013 15:13:06 | More by Focusf111
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -21.5%

10-20-2012 16:15:10 | More by JAHMUR
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zgunder

Vermont

3/5  rDev -21.5%

04-21-2014 03:32:13 | More by zgunder
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.26/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This poured out as a decent looking brownish red color. The head was cream colored and had a light amount of retention and not much lacing at all. The smell of the beer is earthy with some decent malt aromas and spice. The taste of the beer is pretty mild, there is malt sweetness and spruce to bitter the beer up a little. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, nicely carbonated and drinkable. Overall it was a nice beer to try but I wouldn't have to seek it out again.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 01:06:49 | More by Knapp85
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Brad007

Vermont

3.28/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark brown/burgundy-ish color with a thin head into my glass. It's brewed with red spruce tips and extremely low in ABV.

Can only be described as soft, "earthy" and non-threatening. Hmm. It doesn't use hops though.

Drinks like a nice herbed or spiced ale. A spot of caramel here and there with some spiciness. The spruce is hardly noticeable.

Not sure how to rate the mouthfeel but it's possibly over-carbonated. All this does is push the alcohol further into the taste buds creating a burning sensation.

Not the best they've produced. Worth a shot if you're into non-conventional beers.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 04:58:49 | More by Brad007
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jh1982

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

12-30-2011 19:45:37 | More by jh1982
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RyanOooh

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-21-2014 06:40:31 | More by RyanOooh
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-09-2012 05:23:32 | More by hoppymcgee
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patrick802

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

05-04-2014 16:35:58 | More by patrick802
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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

04-01-2014 05:44:28 | More by SocalKicks
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-07-2012 22:05:25 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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cburns48

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-11-2012 01:51:57 | More by cburns48
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jbeervt

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-17-2014 13:04:12 | More by jbeervt
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

11-29-2013 01:05:33 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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claytong

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-19-2013 17:21:04 | More by claytong
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-24-2013 01:23:28 | More by millerbuffoon
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Yabev15

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-29-2012 01:28:39 | More by Yabev15
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle picked up at Warren Store. 2012 vintage.

Pours a clearish chestnut amber with a small cream colored head. Earthy and leafy aroma with bready malt and mild sweetness and a touch of cinnamon. Flavor tastes like a traditional ESB crossed with an exceptionally woodsy Anchor Xmas beer. Doughy malt body, earthy hops, and spruce (?), cinnamon and pine. Medium thick, creamy body with a dry, woodsy finish. Adequate but not worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 23:45:48 | More by yourefragile
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Bizoneill

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-21-2013 15:15:34 | More by Bizoneill
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-07-2013 19:14:33 | More by stereosforgeeks
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Red Spruce Bitter from Lawson's Finest Liquids
86 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.