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Red Spruce Bitter - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Red Spruce BitterRed Spruce Bitter

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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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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

The beer is dark copper colored and clear with a small tan head. The aroma brings light spruce and pine. A nice sweet, fruity malt scent charcteristic of a red ale. Biscuits and bread tones in the English style. Lawson's wanted to make an English style red and they succeeded. Exactly what I would expect. Fairly light in body. Light bitterness in the finish with very mild alcohol. A sessionable brew. I am enjoying this.

02-19-2013 02:24:45 | More by Huhzubendah
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Focusf111

Vermont

3/5  rDev -21.5%

02-16-2013 15:13:06 | More by Focusf111
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chubby2u

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-10-2013 18:53:40 | More by chubby2u
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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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dcguitar

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-05-2013 03:27:25 | More by dcguitar
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ericlawton007

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

01-31-2013 04:07:39 | More by ericlawton007
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.26/5  rDev -14.7%

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.

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

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-21-2013 12:32:57 | More by Casterbridge
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.73/5  rDev -2.4%

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.

01-20-2013 23:45:48 | More by yourefragile
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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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rusty3335

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

01-15-2013 17:26:20 | More by rusty3335
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Brad007

Vermont

3.28/5  rDev -14.1%

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.

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

Vermont

4/5  rDev +4.7%

10-29-2012 14:20:21 | More by dunix
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -21.5%

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

New York

4/5  rDev +4.7%

09-23-2012 01:15:44 | More by SourinQns
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.7%

08-19-2012 15:12:17 | More by InspectorBob
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KBennall

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

07-23-2012 19:42:06 | More by KBennall
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CliffBrake

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +4.7%

batch 252, bottle 329

Deep brown color with a short-lived tan head that leaves a very light curtain of lacing on the glass.

Inviting sweet, spicy aroma that is hard to pin on specific components.

Light bready malt with well integrated spruce and a dash of cinnamon. Slightly tart with a bright tangy finish.

Medium-light body with a modest, mouth cleansing carbonation.

Tasty and well worth a try.

04-06-2012 00:23:26 | More by CliffBrake
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

02-17-2012 00:06:34 | More by PEIhop
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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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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

02-04-2012 02:54:38 | More by Adrianized
Red Spruce Bitter from Lawson's Finest Liquids
86 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.