Poor Richard's Tavern Spruce Ale - Yards Brewing Co.
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Reviews by dawg:
4.28/5 rDev +19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
Poured from the tap into a pint glass with little head. Light could peek through the deep amber body.
The aroma was a tight balance of spruce, spices, and hops.
Mouthfeel was alright but nothing to write home about. The lack of head was a drag and I couldn't get anything special from the feel.
Tasted awesome. Like the scent there was a good balance between the needles, hops, malts, and I was stunned by a subtle citrus orange zest poking through with the finish.
Liked it enough to have a second. Probably could have had more.
Serving type: on-tap
01-24-2006 23:38:26 | More by dawg
More User Reviews:
3.63/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Bottled on 06022014 at 40 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of spruce (very weak); as the beer warms, a molasses aroma appears
Head small (2 cm), off white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to uneven layer, 2 – 4 mm thick
Lacing Ok, broken rings and stalactites of small bubbles
Body dark amber, clear
Flavor as the beer warms becomes one of more coniferous resins, not piney, but more subdued. No hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate medium, creamy, lively carbonation
Actually, a pretty decent beer which was, IMHO, better a few years ago when it was in blue bottles. However, consider that during the revolution, hops were no longer imported from Europe and a substitute had to be found. Spruce works rather nicely.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 11:33:10 | More by Ozzylizard
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.
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