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Springhouse Ale - AleWerks Brewing Company

Springhouse AleSpringhouse Ale

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80
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89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 14.2%


Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: on 10-08-2008)
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Reviews by jlandis:
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jlandis

Pennsylvania

2.85/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours crystal clear straw golden in color with a gigantic billowing white head that is at least 4 fingers tall. I'll have to give this one a few minutes to settle down. The aroma is full of clove, lemon, sweet malt and Belgian spice. The flavor is unexpectedly sweet, but the clove and spice are spot on. There is also plenty of Belgian candied sugar and vanilla. The body is solid with tons of carbonation.

I would have liked for a tart dry finish, and the sweetness is a real turn off. The other aspects of the beer are great, but I keep coming back to the sweetness. I kind of wish this was only a 12oz bottle instead of a bomber.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2010 15:09:39 | More by jlandis
More User Reviews:
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slusk

Virginia

3.96/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: This beer poured a hazy golden light amber with a generous off white head. Good lacing and head retention.

S: Spicy notes with low floral hop aroma. The hops are not allowed to overpower the malt/wheat aroma from this saison. Citrusy, grapefruit and a wee peppery note are complimentary to this brew.

T: Much as the aroma belies, it has an upfront spicy floral and grapefruit and orange flavor with a background of wheat. It has a nice balance of sweet light malt with a low tart/tang of a pleasant citrus.

M: Medium light body with a medium high carbonation.

O: This is a great beer. I like the refreshing tartness and sublime fruit notes. All the ingredients are well balanced. If you're a fan of belgians and witbier this will be a favorite. I'd buy a case of this.

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2014 14:39:07 | More by slusk
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

04-12-2014 22:36:53 | More by cjgiant
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

04-07-2014 22:46:46 | More by Mantooth
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mrk829

Georgia

4/5  rDev +13.6%

03-26-2014 22:42:33 | More by mrk829
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Deep orange colored body, quite opaque, but with a faint nice middle column of carbonation and some small slow rising white bubbles along the sides of the glass. Slight retention a bit for a three finger tall head, very soapy and off white in color.

Slight crisp yeast and farmhouse dryness bouquet. Sweet sucrose a bit and a sense of peanut butter. Somewhat floral, a little bit grassy, but there's a good note of malt sweetness getting more into Belgian strong ale than hinting a saison.

Palate comes out with Belgian character, but more muted saison qualities. Sweet orange and candied fruit, a light bodied palate that brings some honey notes. Virtually no funky quality and minimal dryness on the finish. Slightly wet palate, but surprisingly feels a little flat considering the well displayed and noticeable carbonation levels. Hints toward some nice peachy fruit also that isn't cloyingly sweet or syrupy thick.

It's not awful, but really not what I look for in this style. This really comes off more of just a decent Belgian Strong Ale. Good to know Alewerks still makes some other great things though.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 21:29:34 | More by smakawhat
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KurtBinVA

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

03-19-2014 01:51:54 | More by KurtBinVA
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by jayhawk73. Thanks Jeff!

The beer is orange with a towering white head. The aroma brings some tart citrus, wheat, lemongrass, mild funk, sweet malt. Decent flavor. Crisp and zesty carbonation. Mildly sweet with light bittering hops in the finish. This was ok, but not what I seek in a beer of this ilk.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 18:34:58 | More by Huhzubendah
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ahbaggins

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

01-10-2014 20:39:45 | More by ahbaggins
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Badger6

Virginia

3.61/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a 750 mL bottle, into an Alewerks snifter (came in the gift set).

A: Hazy golden-orange color, beautiful color in the glass. Fizzy head, diminished almost immediately, no lacing.

S: The scent is very mild. Smells like citrus, and mild apple scents overlaid with a straw scent.

T: Citrus fruits with pear and mild cherries in the front, quickly takes on an herbal and floral character. Finishes with a slight sourness, but nothing that overshadows the earlier flavors.

M: The mouthfeel is light, with a bit of carbonation that makes up for the lightness of the body. Easy drinker.

O: It is sold as a saison, but probably not a great example of one by style. As a beer it is tasty, and enjoyable to drink.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 21:38:00 | More by Badger6
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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

12-22-2013 01:30:44 | More by lgmol
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Benish

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

10-21-2013 01:24:53 | More by Benish
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trxxpaxxs

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

10-19-2013 12:29:17 | More by trxxpaxxs
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

10-12-2013 22:55:07 | More by ldhughes3
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BA_Berto

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

10-05-2013 00:52:44 | More by BA_Berto
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corby112

Pennsylvania

2.48/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy, dark golden orange with apricot colored edges and a frothy, two finger white head that very slowly settles into a lasting cap/ring. Very good retention for the style with large chunks of soapy lacing left behind.

Floral, perfume like aroma with zesty spice, bready yeast, bubblegum and sweet citrus fruit. Not much of a farmhouse/saison yeast character with only subtle musty funk. Smells more like an American wheat beer. Slightly mineraly with some pepper and clove followed by the wheat, yeast and orange peel.

Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a zesty spice presence up front that lingers over subtle funk, bread, bubblegum and citrus zest into a slightly dry finish. Again, the saison/farmhouse character is faint with only subtle grassy, musty funk. Feels more like a wheat beer with peppery clove and coriander followed by a strong bready yeast character and prominent bubblegum flavor. Some lemon pith/citrus sweetness towards the finish but that's pretty tame as well. Not all that interesting or flavorful but at least it's easy to drink. Not a very good interpretation of the style in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 07:15:15 | More by corby112
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

09-16-2013 13:58:44 | More by BMart
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

09-04-2013 10:10:32 | More by AngusOg
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Sonofalime

Virginia

4/5  rDev +13.6%

09-02-2013 20:03:34 | More by Sonofalime
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

09-02-2013 20:00:50 | More by Dave_Treat
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

09-01-2013 18:43:19 | More by ShemRahBoo
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -14.8%

08-24-2013 15:10:53 | More by djrn2
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

08-24-2013 15:08:47 | More by acurtis
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VBWharfRat

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -29%

08-15-2013 23:43:46 | More by VBWharfRat
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dwoolley1

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

08-09-2013 22:11:53 | More by dwoolley1
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Springhouse Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.