Spring Street Saison | Avondale Brewing Co.

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118 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avondale Brewing Co.
Alabama, United States
avondalebrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
118
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
14.36%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
35
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 118 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of JintheHam
3.2/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BMorgan3
4.58/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really good beer. It's got the characteristics, but would like even more sour and "wild" taste from it. Really
solid smell and good mouthfeel. Earthy and yeast characteristics.

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Photo of JackRWatkins
3.29/5  rDev -12.5%
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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Photo of harpus
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WunderLlama
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap poured into a pint glass

Golden yellow , translucent , some carbonation, thin layer of white foam

Aroma of yeasts , grassy

Tastes of saison yeasts

Good beer

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Photo of IckyT2012
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vincehayter
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of T_Hass
4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WickedBeer
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of richj1970
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jvgoor3786
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jnorris404
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of firkingroovin
3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FriedSlug
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A nice pale gold cloudy beer with a two finger white head after an aggressive pour. Nice lacing on each tip of the glass but it doesn't stick around. The aroma is yeasty and spicy with hints of what smells smoky or like burnt matchsticks. I smelled it many times and I get that smell every time. The taste is grassy and yeasty with spiciness and peppery flavors. There is some nice malt and but the bitterness and spiciness slightly overpower the sweetness. All of this seems to play nice together and ends up with an enjoyable overall beer.

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Photo of Davit
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lance_Hathorn
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AuntBea
3.49/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brianlmoon
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is an easy drinking, refreshing beer. A great alternative generic pale ale.

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

tap

Pours a slightly hazy gold with a white lacing for a head.

Smells of lemon citrus and a grassy malt, on the tart side.

Flavor is of citrus, grassy malts, coriander, and sweet bready undertones.

Light body with a sting of carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Pretty good saison, nothing special but refreshing on a warm day and not too oppressive given its strength. Worth a try.

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Photo of heerboth
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bongobeer
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bright golden color with nice white head that disappears fast, has a fruity smell and has a nice tart, lightly spiced taste. Finally tried Avondales flagship brew and I will be drinking more of this great summer brew!

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Photo of jmich24
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Spring Street Saison from Avondale Brewing Co.
3.76 out of 5 based on 118 ratings.
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