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Red Spruce Bitter - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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BA SCORE
86
very good

72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 10
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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Ratings: 72 | Reviews: 22 | Display Reviews Only:
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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

chippo33, Nov 04, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

CoolEthan, Apr 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

ygtbsm94, Jun 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

csiewert, Jan 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Sean802, Jul 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Focusf111, Feb 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

JAHMUR, Oct 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

zgunder, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of Knapp85
3.26/5  rDev -14.9%
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.

Knapp85, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of Brad007
3.28/5  rDev -14.4%
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.

Brad007, Jan 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

jh1982, Dec 30, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

RyanOooh, Jan 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

hoppymcgee, Feb 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

patrick802, May 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

SocalKicks, Apr 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

gratefulbeerhead, Feb 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

cburns48, Feb 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

jbeervt, Jan 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

iatethecloudsfor, Nov 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

claytong, Jan 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

millerbuffoon, Jan 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Yabev15, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of yourefragile
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

yourefragile, Jan 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Bizoneill, Feb 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

stereosforgeeks, Feb 07, 2013
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Red Spruce Bitter from Lawson's Finest Liquids
86 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.