Spring Street Saison | Avondale Brewing Co.

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Spring Street SaisonSpring Street Saison

Brewed by:
Avondale Brewing Co.
Alabama, United States

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Spring Street Saison is a Belgian style farmhouse ale. The Saison is our flagship brew that helped spawn the formation of Avondale Brewing Co. Our Saison is brewed with our proprietary house yeast, a 4 malt blend and traditional Slovenian hops. Our unique brewing process along with the combination of the finest ingredients creates a thirst quenching brew with no equal. True to style this unfiltered ale has a coppery golden color and rich malty backbone that creates a unique farmhouse brew. Flavors burst with tropical fruit that combine with hints of spicy and peppery notes that are derived from our house yeast. One sip and you will fall in love.

Added by MasterSki on 11-20-2011

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2/5  rDev -48.2%

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2.58/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

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3.2/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of CitizenGrain
3.29/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JackRWatkins
3.29/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: nice, creamy, one finger head, quickly dissipating, peachy yellow color (hazy)
S: definite yeast and pepper right up front, with some pleasant and (Very) mild grainy notes bringing up the rear.
T: very pleasant grain note right up front with a nice almost peachy character following, then some clean, drying bitterness sits on the tongue, some astringency as well
M: somewhat dry, but to me, avondale's regular (more belgian) lineup has always felt a bit too syrupy, and this beer is no exception, also a tad oily
O: this is a solid enough beer, but I don't think that the yeast comes through in the right way enough to feel like a saison, people can argue all they want about the archaic definition of the term (it is archaic lets be honest), but nowadays, even though saison can still mean a lot of things, it means a certain few of those things the most, and I don't think this beer hits enough of those boxes for me, don't get me wrong, like I said before, it's a good enough beer, but if it was designed for consumption in the alabama summer, there is too much alcohol in it, and if it was designed to be a true saison (in contemporary definition) then it's not quite that either. Avondale produces plenty of beers in their sour program that feel much more like a saison than this. not bad though

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3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a golden color, slightly hazy. Head is one finger and retains well leaving a bit of lacing.
S- The aroma is pleasant with some light lemon, mixed with peach and pale grainyness.
T- The flavor is too one-dimensional for the style. Grainy and a bit fruity. Kinda fell flat.
M- Dry, yet a bit heavy on the tongue.
O- An acceptable saison, but it's a bit too one-note for me on the tongue. Not as complex as the best examples from the style.

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3.46/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

served from tap into a pint glass at Pano e Vino in downtown Huntsville,AL

A: good color, one-finger light-colored head, no real lacing

S: real strong apple cider vinegar-like smell - though at first somebody slipped me a cider by accident. Not pleasant

T: taste made up for the smell though- pleasant ciderish flavor mixed in with spices and some hops. alcohol came through also,but not overwhelming. an enjoyable taste.

M: a lot of carbonation, good mouthfeel, not syrupy or cloying

O: This is a really enjoyable beer,even though the smell may catch you offguard. A good effort by Avondale.

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3.47/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.49/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Spring Street Saison from Avondale Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 125 ratings