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Newburgh Winter Spruce Porter | Newburgh Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Newburgh Brewing Company
New York, United States
newburghbrewing.com

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Jason on 01-10-2013

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Ratings:
13
Avg:
3.18
pDev:
102.52%
 
 
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Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 13
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4.43/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The "piney" metaphor that people use for some hops becomes reality here, but without the hoppy bitterness.

It pours dark (of course) from 32-oz growler, with two-finger head that dissipates at a moderate pace. Smells of mint and roasted malts. The flavor reveals a woody backbone to a much weaker mint than the nose (it's that spruce in the description -- definitely not peppermint!), balanced by dry, somewhat milky chocolate. Medium mouthfeel. Not an overly sweet or alcoholic beer by any means, and not a hoppy one either, despite the clear piney note pawing at the relatively rich porter base.

This is really inventive stuff that seems to play on a common hop description -- which may surprise/turn off drinkers hoping for "piney hops" instead of actual pine! I loved it, though. On tap at Jacob's Pickles, NYC.

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Newburgh Winter Spruce Porter from Newburgh Brewing Company
3.18 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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