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Poor Richard's Tavern Spruce Ale - Yards Brewing Co.

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Poor Richard's Tavern Spruce AlePoor Richard's Tavern Spruce Ale

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505 Ratings
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Ratings: 505
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 17.09%
Wants: 25
Gots: 56 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 01-05-2003

Based on Franklin’s original recipe, which called for barley, molasses, and essence of spruce, our Tavern Spruce is as approachable and engaging as was the man himself. We source blue spruce clippings from a local organic farmer, steeping them in the kettle to create this one-of-a-kind deep amber ale.
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Ratings: 505 | Reviews: 197
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3.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.29/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MarvinSnyder
4.21/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vylo
4.16/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ian_Lindemuth
4.26/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fubar94
3.22/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mthomp081
3.44/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonewallSipper
3.2/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Okay, lacked taste for a Yards brew, no aftertaste.

Photo of moot2142
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NathanMilesLund
3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.34/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Aroma of light wintery pine, malt caramel. Taste mild pine, herbal, malt, spice. Nice!

Photo of njbusa
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kendo
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from the bottle into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is brownish-amber with absolutely no head.

S: On the sweet, malty side of things - caramel malt with a touch of lemony bitterness.

T: Brown bready malt foundation is followed with some faint piney bitterness.

M: Medium in heft, carbonation is light, nearly non-existent.

O: Meh. Too sweet for my preferences. Interesting for historical purposes, however, as it's pretty likely that the ales being produced in this country around the time of the Revolution were something like this.

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3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.91/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very different and easy drinking. I think I could enjoy this beer immensely, but only one at a sitting and only every so often.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of batt6343
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ManWithNoName
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jancona
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of danlib21
3.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RyanByorick
4.75/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best Yards beers

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3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.36/5  rDev -5.9%

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Poor Richard's Tavern Spruce Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 505 ratings.