Poor Richard's Tavern Spruce Ale
Yards Brewing Co.

Poor Richard's Tavern Spruce AlePoor Richard's Tavern Spruce Ale
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Yards Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
Herb and Spice Beer
Ranked #62
Ranked #26,280
3.58 | pDev: 16.2%
Jan 07, 2022
Jan 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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Reviewed by Spade from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Reddish-copper color with moderate off-white foam. Slightly sweet molasses flavor but the spruce dominates, in a good way. Very refreshing on a cold, snowy day.
Jan 07, 2022
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Reviewed by RUSSRGR from Delaware

3.27/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a bottle it was a copper amber color with a decent head. Aroma was molasses and malty. Did not get a piney hint. Taste was the same, malty and sweet. Kind of a light medium body with some carbonation.
Feb 08, 2021
Rated: 3.73 by Ernald_Elbertson from Delaware

May 13, 2020
Rated: 4.04 by 11-52_4hops from Virginia

Nov 25, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by valianes from Canada (ON)

Nov 09, 2019
Rated: 3.85 by cafequaid from North Carolina

Aug 04, 2019
Rated: 3.33 by Mikemcgrath4 from North Carolina

Jul 21, 2019
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Reviewed by Greatbigsoxfan from Connecticut

4.65/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Very drinkable with moderately strong piney taste and aroma
Had first at the brewery in Philadelphia ordered thinking it was a one time novelty but liked it. I don’t drink this as my everyday beer but love it for a change of pace
Jun 22, 2019
Rated: 3.02 by Urtravel from Pennsylvania

Jun 02, 2019
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear dark burgundy pour. Ruby red around the edges. Thick fluffy off-white head.. solid lacing.

S: Spruce and malts. They advertised Spruce... it's here.

T/F: Malts and toasted grains... sweet up front. Strong evergreen/spruce flavors. Lighter medicinal hops. Earthy... all flavors secondary to the spruce. Medium to light bodied.

O: Not a favorite, but they hit what they were aiming for with a spruce-forward red ale. About half a pour would be ideal... not one I'd want a lot of, but fun to taste.
Apr 06, 2019
Rated: 3.85 by ben741 from Canada (ON)

Apr 02, 2019
Rated: 3.12 by HardCider from Pennsylvania

Jan 20, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by Wheels2532 from Pennsylvania

Dec 29, 2018
Rated: 3.61 by MeganandDana from Pennsylvania

Dec 24, 2018
Rated: 3.48 by Jay0312 from New Jersey

Dec 08, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by kcc from Pennsylvania

Aug 09, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Jul 01, 2018
Rated: 3.84 by JustCamIt from Virginia

Jun 27, 2018
Rated: 3.4 by Wattie83 from Pennsylvania

Jun 24, 2018
Poor Richard's Tavern Spruce Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 613 ratings