Poor Richard's Tavern Spruce Ale - Yards Brewing Co.
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3.4/5 rDev -4.8%
Date: 13 January 2013...
Glassware: Hoegaarden tumbler...
Occasion: Golden Globes--what, no Hobbit? Guess I will be my wife's Les Mis date tonight...
Appearance: iced tea-colored body with a pencil-thin, hazy off-white head; sparse effervescence; not really a looker...
Aroma: spruce, yes, but cinnamon and nutmeg as well?...
Taste: the molasses is sweet but palatable; the spruce is not so pronounced at the tongue--elusive, flat malts...
Palate: smooth, unexpectedly soft and medium-bodied, with a warm ending despite the 5.0 abv...
Overall: Does Ben Franklin ever get anything wrong? This is curiously mellow and drinkable, but the profile is not quite the pine cone pinata I expected... warmed me on this winter's night for sure!
01-22-2013 02:29:25 | More by dacrza1
4.05/5 rDev +13.4%
Poured into a glass mug.
A: Clear amber with two-finger, off-white, fizzy, foamy head that lasted a few minutes. Pretty good lacing.
S: Strong spruce aromas. Tea-like and sweet smelling.
T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Spruce and tea-like flavor up front, then caramel malt. Finishes with toasted bread.
M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation.
O: I like this much more than i was expecting to. Nice herbal quality to it.
01-06-2013 23:01:46 | More by SolipsismalCat
3.78/5 rDev +5.9%
ST: 12oz poured into a pint glass.
A: Clear brown with amber, red tints in the light. The head is half-a-fingernail off-white and the carbonation sounds like soda when being poured.
S: Sweet malt, spicy hint of spruce, a bit of molasses, and a slight woody aroma.
T: Mellow malt, a touch of molasses, and a bit of wood on the back before a clean finish.
M: Medium (surprisingly light though) and creamy
O: A mellow enjoyable drink. I wouldn't mind more spruce and wood flavors, and the body could be a bit more substantial, but there is nothing wrong with this beer. It really is a perfect quaffing ale.
12-31-2012 19:23:00 | More by ianjsullivan
3.75/5 rDev +5%
A: A brown amber color that I wasn't really expecting. Decent sized off white head with some lacing.
S: I primarily picked up tarragon and sage in the nose. The spruce is something that I never would've smelled had it not been the actual name of the beer. In some ways the smell reminded me of Thanksgiving stuffing
T: The taste followed the smell for the most part, very herby and interesting.
M: Not a lot of carbonation going. Made for a fairly thick drinker. Not a bad thing at all.
Overall, I really thought this one was interesting and I'm really glad I gave it a whirl. I definitely wouldn't session with it but if the planets align again, I'll have it again. Another unique and quality brew from Yard's.
12-24-2012 06:17:33 | More by abcdefghijkyle
Poor Richard's Tavern Spruce Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 447 ratings.