spruce beer


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spruce beer

n
(Brewing) an alcoholic drink made of fermented molasses flavoured with spruce twigs and cones

spruce′ beer`


n.
a fermented beverage made with spruce leaves and twigs, or an extract from them.
[1490–1500]
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Noun1.spruce beer - a brew made by fermenting molasses and other sugars with the sap of spruce trees (sometimes with malt)
brew, brewage - drink made by steeping and boiling and fermenting rather than distilling
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Benjamin Franklin created a fermented spruce beer, George Washington's beer recipe called for molasses, and Jefferson malted his own wheat and corn for ale.
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Later that day, Jason and Rachel decide to try their spruce beer.
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