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

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BA SCORE
81
good

474 Ratings
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Ratings: 474
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 17.7%
Wants: 20
Gots: 35 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: GeoffFromSJ on 11-12-2005)
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2.9/5  rDev -18.5%

Amalak, Yesterday at 05:56 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

PorterThwarter, Nov 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Taste is sweet - molasses, with some spruce/pine at the finish. More spruce flavor would improve this, IMHO. Overall, enjoyable to have one now and again. My second favorite of the Ales of the Revolution series, after George Washington.

TimeBandit, Nov 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

I think I got myself psyched for something this beer is not. Is it a good decent beer? Sure, but the spruce notes are very subtle. I bought this because I wanted spruce flavor or a unique taste...and it really does not deliver on that account. If this were on sale, and I wanted "beer", sure I'd pick it up. But as a special, "spiced" or herbal flavored beer, it doesn't really measure up.

AppalachianGyration, Nov 12, 2014
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Poor Richard's Tavern Spruce Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 474 ratings.