Poor Richard's Tavern Spruce Ale - Yards Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Katahdin:
4.6/5 rDev +28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours an amber body with a dirty sand color head that holds well. Smell has hints of molasses and the dried spruce twigs, a bit of a musty forest smell to it with a pleasing aroma of fresh evergreens over the mustiness. The flavor was a bit complex with earthy tastes of wood fiber, some maltiness, and the citrus like flavor of the spruce. Went down quite easily, not at all like chewing on a Christmas tree. A true interpretation of a Ben Franklin beer recipe. Very enjoyable.
Serving type: on-tap
02-02-2010 19:44:22 | More by Katahdin
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3.78/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Tasted On: 07-15-2014
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Shaker pint
Purchased: Received in a trade
Cola-colored and clear, with a nice offwhite head. Good retention with a trace amount of lacing. Aromas are of maple syrup and caramel sweetness, plus some woody smells.
The taste is mainly about nutty and toasted malts; semi-sweet, with little or no bitterness. Medium bodied, it finishes lightly sweet with a bready flavor.
I liked this beer — it reminded me a lot of a nut brown ale. Not sure I picked up the spruce to great effect, but it is quite tasty.
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2014 01:56:35 | More by sommersb
Poor Richard's Tavern Spruce Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 426 ratings.