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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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Ratings: 504
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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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.

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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.

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Poor Richard's Tavern Spruce Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 504 ratings.