Springhouse Ale - AleWerks Brewing Company
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2.78/5 rDev -21.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
A: Slightly hazy medium shade of gold and hints of orange. It has a very pretty color in the glass. The head is non-existent right after pouring. The abundant carbonation pops over the foam-less surface. The lack of head and lacing are the greatest detractors.
S: The scent is extremely faint. It has a slightly floral scent like walking into a flower shop but not smelling the actual flowers. Then there is this old house smell to it. It reminds me of walking into the old houses in Colonial Williamsburg. I thought it was a bit funny that the name of the beer was Springhouse and the first two smells I got were flowers and an old house. Strange. The caramel smell then comes in and punts the other flavors away. I did like the scents, but they were too faint. Smelling this beer without knowing the style will likely not give you the impression that it is a Saison. It would take some focus and maybe a guess or two. Despite this, there are some good scents in the beer.
T: A bit fruity at first, but the flavor goes away and doesn't return before the fruit can be identified. This is followed by caramel sweetness and a slightly herbal tea flavor. It really doesn't have much of a traditional Saison flavor. Otherwise the flavor is decent. The beer in its own little world is okay, but I wouldn't recommend it to those looking for Saison flavors. It's just not there.
M: The mouthfeel is light and watery. The carbonation seems to be there visually but it feels flat in the mouth.
O: Overall I was not impressed. Barley and hops will not make a Saison. A Saison is something that must be artfully crafted and this felt like it was "color by number."
Serving type: bottle
08-04-2013 19:23:48 | More by teromous
3.53/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I had this at the November Baltimore BA tasting. Served from the bottle into a tasting snifter.
Appearance: The beer pours a clear amber color with a layer of off white head that fades to a ring around the pour.
Smell: This one reminds me of a hefe. Light sweet malt, bright and a touch fruity. I'm getting some alcohol as well.
Taste: There is a light fruity sweetness. I'm getting some banana along with a mild citrus presence. There is just a touch of bitterness in the taste, but it fades towards the finish.
Mouthfeel: The body is medium with aggressive carbonation and a finish that's a bit dry.
Overall: There is enough going on to keep you interested, but it's not super impressive. I think I'd pass on having more.
Serving type: bottle
11-17-2012 22:28:30 | More by oline73
Springhouse Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.