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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

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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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Kelp, May 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Bizoneill, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Huhzubendah, Feb 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Focusf111, Feb 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

chubby2u, Feb 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

stereosforgeeks, Feb 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

dcguitar, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of ericlawton007
4.25/5  rDev +11%

ericlawton007, Jan 31, 2013
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
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

millerbuffoon, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of Casterbridge
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Casterbridge, Jan 21, 2013
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
Photo of claytong
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

claytong, Jan 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

rusty3335, Jan 15, 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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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

chippo33, Nov 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

dunix, Oct 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

JAHMUR, Oct 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

SourinQns, Sep 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

InspectorBob, Aug 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

KBennall, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of CliffBrake
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

CliffBrake, Apr 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

PEIhop, Feb 17, 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%

hoppymcgee, Feb 09, 2012
Red Spruce Bitter from Lawson's Finest Liquids
86 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.