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Newburgh Winter Spruce Porter - Newburgh Brewing Company

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Newburgh Winter Spruce Porter
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78
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11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 29.02%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Newburgh Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Jason on 01-10-2013

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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 1
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4.43/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The "piney" metaphor that people use for some hops becomes reality here, but without the hoppy bitterness.

It pours dark (of course) from 32-oz growler, with two-finger head that dissipates at a moderate pace. Smells of mint and roasted malts. The flavor reveals a woody backbone to a much weaker mint than the nose (it's that spruce in the description -- definitely not peppermint!), balanced by dry, somewhat milky chocolate. Medium mouthfeel. Not an overly sweet or alcoholic beer by any means, and not a hoppy one either, despite the clear piney note pawing at the relatively rich porter base.

This is really inventive stuff that seems to play on a common hop description -- which may surprise/turn off drinkers hoping for "piney hops" instead of actual pine! I loved it, though. On tap at Jacob's Pickles, NYC.

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Newburgh Winter Spruce Porter from Newburgh Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.