Red Spruce Bitter | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lawson's Finest Liquids
Vermont, United States
lawsonsfinest.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A winter seasonal brew infused with fresh sprigs of the red spruce tree and a dash of cinnamon that breaks from traditionally heavy holiday brews with a light body and refreshing zest.

Added by ClockworkOrange on 02-06-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
86
Reviews:
24
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
11.36%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
3
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Ratings: 86 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance was a dark brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated pretty quickly. The smell had a malty sweet and slightly spicy (allspice/cinnamon sort of thing going on). Caramel and toffee sweetness. The taste was mostly sweet with the spices running underneath. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a sly sessionable feel about it. Carbonation runs fairly light allowing a nice smooth feel (like an ESB should) to lay down on my tongue nicely. Overall, I’d say this is more of an ESB with the creativity of Lawson’s ingenious mind of doing something slightly different. Pass the fish n’ chips with this one, I’d have again.

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Photo of edthehead
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodmanfor3
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jhavs
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbthom123
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oline73
3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerasaurus
4.37/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Drew26
3.69/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whatname
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MRVermont
4.34/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

poured from bottle into a boston lager glass. red/brown with a finger of tan colored foam. leaves a bit of lacing.

refreshing but subtle scent, mainly of sweetish malts and a hint of spruce. taste is malts followed by a cinnamon flavor. mouthfeel is nice in my opinion. the spruce really insnt too apparent in this beer, was most noticable right when i opened the bottle, and immediately after poured into glass.

overall i think this beer is pretty excellent and very unique. glad i picked up a couple bottles, would be a nice one to have around for the holidays and winter months.

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Photo of Vinithing
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweffin
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kunks80
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of pisano
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of patrick802
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of ladyivory
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Heady978
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of zgunder
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of JMScowcroft
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lawson's Finest Liquids - Red Spruce Bitter, poured into a Lawson's tulip.

Look - Pours a hazy dark ruby amber with a decent sized foamy head that dissipates quickly. Vanishing lacing.

Smell - Sweet malt with definite cinnamon and a dash of spruce.

Taste - Flavor is malt quickly pushed out of the way by spruce and cinnamon.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Some malt warmth. Good drinkability. Rests a bit spruce but not overbearing.

Overall - I like it, I'm not big into this style but this is well crafted, would have this seasonally around the holidays.

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Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of CoolEthan
2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of WunderLlama
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into glass beer stein

Dark ruby brown, not transparent but not murky. A taupe finger foam appears on the pour and settles to a solid layer with good lacings.

Truth in advertising. The aroma smells like a spruce forest. Spruce, cinnamon and sweet malt. The spruce aroma is amazing.

Smooth, gentle malt with cinnamon and spruce. Taste of spruce on the side of the mouth. Gentle carbonation , great mouth feel , almost creamy.

Went on a pilgrimage to Vermont for skiing and bier. Was only able to grab one bottle from Lawson's and it was this red spruce bitter. Not on my target list but glad I grabbed it. Excellent balance, smooth beer with an incredible aroma. Tastes great and I recommend grabbing this beer if given the opportunity .

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Photo of mmhannon
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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Red Spruce Bitter from Lawson's Finest Liquids
3.96 out of 5 based on 86 ratings.
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