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Spruce Willis - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Spruce Willis
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Ratings: 3
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 2.88
pDev: 4.51%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: marcpal on 12-30-2007)
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Photo of THECPJ
3/5  rDev +4.2%

THECPJ, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of slvrmon82
2.7/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

Had this the other day on tap.

A - Very nice bright red with some copper to it.

S- Like spruce with a small amount of hops.

T - I was really disappointed with the taste. I am a huge red ale fan and this just didn't work. The spruce hit a spicy earthy note but was extremely bitter at the end.

M - Lighter for a red ale.

D - I had trouble finishing a pint of it.

A half pint was delicious though. Just not my cup of tea.

slvrmon82, Jan 16, 2008
Photo of marcpal
2.95/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had this one on tap at the Rehoboth Beach brewpub, just developed and described by them as a spiced red.

A: Auburn red color with moderate head and thin lacing in the pint glass

S: Pine needles, apparently spruce. The woodsiness of the aroma was all that was really picked up, not much malty background

T: More of a red ale than what I would consider overly spicy as the smell would first indicate. Different as you would expect from them, but not sure it was as hoppy as I would have hoped.

M: Pretty highly carbonated or so it seemed as the aroma of the pines climbed through and stung on each sip, though in a good way.

D: Not the most drinkable of beers, low ABV I would guess but the woodsiness pulls on the palate.

marcpal, Dec 30, 2007
Spruce Willis from Dogfish Head Brewery
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.