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Springhouse Ale - AleWerks Brewing Company

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Springhouse AleSpringhouse Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

102 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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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ldhughes3

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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

Pennsylvania

2.48/5  rDev -29.7%

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.

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev +13.3%

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

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15%

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

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

08-09-2013 22:11:53 | More by dwoolley1
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teromous

Virginia

2.78/5  rDev -21.2%

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."

08-04-2013 19:23:48 | More by teromous
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-29-2013 14:00:30 | More by nmann08
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

07-23-2013 19:43:23 | More by Rhettroactive
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olbubba

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

07-08-2013 21:36:38 | More by olbubba
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Drknight

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-08-2013 19:11:24 | More by Drknight
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tgeorgf

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

06-11-2013 23:55:28 | More by tgeorgf
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CreightonSM

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

06-10-2013 17:22:35 | More by CreightonSM
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

06-08-2013 19:54:02 | More by Mattyb79
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SalukiAlum

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

05-07-2013 00:29:15 | More by SalukiAlum
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DruRho

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

05-01-2013 23:14:03 | More by DruRho
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ThomasAWilson2

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

04-12-2013 21:31:10 | More by ThomasAWilson2
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

04-10-2013 11:48:33 | More by Hanzo
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campfirebrew

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

04-04-2013 17:10:40 | More by campfirebrew
Springhouse Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.