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Springhouse Ale - AleWerks Brewing Company

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108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: on 10-08-2008)
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Photo of Huhzubendah
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.

Huhzubendah, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of ahbaggins
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

ahbaggins, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of Badger6
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.

Badger6, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of lgmol
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

lgmol, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of Benish
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Benish, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

trxxpaxxs, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of ldhughes3
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

ldhughes3, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of BA_Berto
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

BA_Berto, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of corby112
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.

corby112, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of BMart
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

BMart, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of AngusOg
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

AngusOg, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of Sonofalime
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Sonofalime, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Dave_Treat, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of ShemRahBoo
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

ShemRahBoo, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -14.8%

djrn2, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

acurtis, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of VBWharfRat
2.5/5  rDev -29%

VBWharfRat, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of dwoolley1
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

dwoolley1, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of teromous
2.78/5  rDev -21%
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."

teromous, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

nmann08, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of Rhettroactive
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Rhettroactive, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of olbubba
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

olbubba, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of Drknight
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Drknight, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of tgeorgf
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

tgeorgf, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of CreightonSM
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

CreightonSM, Jun 10, 2013
Springhouse Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.