Alien Agenda (Belgian) Amber Ale | Spring House Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Spring House Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Where did the aliens come from and just what is their agenda?

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Murphysox
4.79/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was never a huge fan of the beers at Spring house until I had the Belgian Pale Ale. Not everyone can make this style of beer to my taste and Springhouse has done it. It's tempting to give them 5's across the board for this beer but since they opened the new brewpub, I think they might be able to make it even better. I taste Citra hops (and love them!).

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Photo of JamnesCameron
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Can't find anything about this beer, either on BeerAdvocate or Spring House web site. Black label with "The B Sides Series" printed and "Belgian Amber Ale" handwriten with a sharpee.

Not sure of alcohol content or availability. Received in the Secret Bunny BIF from cmurren25. Thanks Chad!

Pours in with a thin white head and a deep amber brew.

Aromas of malt, tobacco, some dark fruit.

Tastes of tobacco and dark fruit. Tobacco is more forward, fruits are more subdued and toward the back of the taste. No noticable hop bitterness, balanced with some noticable malt.

Mouthfeel is a little thin. A little carbonic bite.

Drinkability is good. Seems like a good session beer. Could sit at the bar and drink this all night. Overall a good beer. If I'm ever near Conestoga, PA, I'll seek it out.

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Photo of JunkYardJake
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from growler to tulip.
Hazy amber in color with a very nice head with good retention. Grassy, yeasty, and malty in smell. Smells similiar to a saison. Crisp bready taste with a spicy yeast flavor. Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety. Very drinkable and unique Belgian style ale. Recommended.

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Photo of akorsak
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Advertised as a Belgian Pale Ale, this seems much more appropriate as a Dubbel. On-tap at the brewery.

A: The ale isn't even close to pale, more of a caramel-chocolate brown color that is opaque. A tan colored head buffets the ale against the elements.

S: The nose is heavy on dark candi sugars, sweet with a bit of fruitiness thanks to the yeast.

T: Very nice. The ale is dark, sweet and heavy. Candi sugars and dark alefruits take their turn at the forefront, both able to carry the ale on their own. The darker flavors result in a fuller caramel/chocolate malt body that is more than capable of carrying the fruits. A solid dubbel (and yes, I'm sticking with dubbel).

M: Dark fruits, ample sugars and caramel malts, what's there not to like?

D: Only 5.5%? Really? A nice dubbel from Spring House. If you haven't visited yet, what's your excuse?

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Alien Agenda (Belgian) Amber Ale from Spring House Brewing Company
4.1 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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