Siletz Spruce Ale

Siletz Spruce Ale

Rated 3.600 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Siletz Brewing and Public House

Siletz, OR, United States

Style:  Spiced Beer

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Rich orange-gold hue. Sweep piney aromas follow through on a moderately full-bodied palate with interesting fruity flavors and long, mildly bitter finish. Very unusual! Gold medal Winner, North American Brewers Association, 2002 Beer Awards 1st Place Peoples Choice Award - Eugene KLCC Microbrew Fest 2002 WORLD BEER CHAMPIONSHIPS AWARD

ID: 13023 Last updated 18 years ago Added to database 19 years ago

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Overall Rank1960
Overall Percentile96.3
Style Rank34 of 1270
Style Percentile97.3
Lowest Score3.5
Highest Score4.4
Average Score3.900
Weighted Score3.600
Standard Deviation0.335

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  • ~WELDER~ 279 reviews
    rated 3.6 16 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    right away when i poured it, its a med. body and the color looks like 5w-30w oil. ~gold brown~ Little watery. hinting a little bit of pine needle like flavor. smells peachy. for some reason i think if brown had a cent it would smell like this! i taste no spices though~ weird ~

  • AABREWER318 475 reviews
    rated 3.8 17 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 9

    Medium+ bodied beer, the finish felt a little flat at first, though there's ample body and its very smooth.....A copper color, soft head, good haze. Actually less piney than many APA/IPA's, its more of a deep resinous thing. Good idea and not overblown.....Crisp when i started, yeasty dryness came through in the end. Papery malts, muted sweetness, with a solid backbone. A light bitterness/mild flavors let the fragrant spruce tips come through. works well

  • GROMIT 306 reviews
    rated 4.4 18 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 8

    I've had most of the other Siletz beers and have been very impressed. This one was next. Normally I hate flavored beers, but this is different. This pours a serious head which lasts quite a while. This is the first time I've had a beer overflow in a long time. The beer is a transluecent copper color. The foam leaves a nice lace all the way down the glass. The smell is the first obvious sign of the spruce pine. It covers any other scents this beer might have, but it's not overwhelming like an air freshener by any stretch. This beer smells good on its own. Taste: Virtually no hop presence at all. There's not much of a malt taste, either. Pine surpases any other flavors, but *man* is a good taste. As I said earlier, I hate flavored beers, but this tastes like the beer was designed around the flavor as opposed to the flavor covering up what's actually there. Mouthfeel is good, as is drinkability. Both are rather deliteful.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 4.0 19 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Medium brown color, medium head. Piney aroma. A beer made from barley malts, hops and a lot of new-growth Sitka Spruce tips. Full bodied beer. Malty and mild. Not very hoppy, there is a slight ‘fruity’ taste from the spruce tips. Full flavor, smooth taste. Good balance. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter, somewhat fruity. Nice beer.

  • JOHNC 1186 reviews
    rated 3.5 19 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 8

    this is a basic amber ale with a light spruce aroma and flavor. Definitely different and a pleasant change of pace

  • REIDROVER 725 reviews
    rated 4.1 19 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Not usually lover of "odd" falvoured beers but had cash so thought i would give this a go!. Poured it into a glass/the appearance was ever so slightly murky..but still a translucent brown..nice head to start it faded after a few minutes but clung tenaciouslly to the glass for the duration. Smell was very fruity only a slight scent of spruce ( or pine) it smelt most of blackberry to me for some odd reason. This beer fells great on the tongue..a burst of lovely flavor struck me first and had me hooked.It tasted quite "dry" and the spruce can definatlly be tatsed...it says on the label that this beer has very few hops just for bittering all the flavor is from the spruce tips. Overall a very drinkable beer one which i would take go great with spring or fall camping round a nice big crackling campfire

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