Tofino Brewing Co. – Spruce Tree Ale Review
What used to be called the Spruce Lee has been reformulated and released as the Spruce Tree Ale from Vancouver Island’s Tofino Brewing Company. This young growth spruce tree tip infused ale is a true BC flavour. Pouring from the bottle as a golden colour topped with two and half fingers of loosely packed, slow to settle head. The aroma coming from the Spruce Tree Ale is rather light. A malt forward, lightly hopped and mid-sweet aroma comes with a touch of piney, sap like scent. The Spruce content is rather subtle and not as strong as you may expect. The flavour packs a bit more of a spruce punch right off the back in a big malt package. This beer is technically a golden ale and is brewed with northwest style hops. The Sitka Spruce infusion adds a kick to the start and leaves a lingering flavour with the dry finish. The spruce here does not take over but is a welcome addition of BC inspired craft beer flavour.
Alcohol – 5%
Size – 650ml bottle
Price – $7.30 (Craft Retailer)