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Lavenade | Springdale Barrel Room

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Springdale Barrel Room
Massachusetts, United States
springdalebeer.com

Style: Berliner Weisse

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Fresh sour brewed with lemon, lemon zest and lavender sprigs.

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Reviews:
2
Ratings:
8
pDev:
5.62%
 
 
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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of Zekenyce
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jlindros
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light fizzy head, decent retention due to steaming bubbles, slightly hazy light pale color

Nose big lavender out front with floral lavender, plenty of sour lemon, some sour base beer, doughy bready wheat, creamy wheat, Meyer lemon zest, big buttery oak

Taste more of the same awesomeness, lavender up front but not overpowering, nice lemon zest and Meyer lemon juice, big buttery oak, mild vinous white wine thing, doughy creamy wheat and raw bread dough base malt, mild acidity, touch flemmy

Mouth is med to lighter bod, a bit light on the carb, mild acidity

Overall very nice as usual, great base beer with plenty of lavender and Meyer lemon, and very harmonious

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Photo of TheGent
3.89/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbertsch
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Balance of ingredients is the real achievement here.

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Photo of smithj4
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.74/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

beautiful lavender lemon like lemonade, almost vanilla, some oak, really nice smooth sour

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Photo of JakerLou
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeRose
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beautiful, deep-golden, clear beer on the pour. Some sediment on the final pour. Short head of white, soapy bubbles that falls to a ring, no cling to speak of.

The aroma is a bit startling at first...like lavender scented citrus dish soap, almost medicinal. Once the shock dies down, there is bright lemon and soft, herbal lavender with a slight sweetness underneath.

The taste opens slightly sour over sweet, then the other elements come into play. I didn't taste the lavender in our garden, but I did smell it...it is certainly there in the aroma and I will assume that the light floral and grassy notes I can taste are from lavender. Lemon follows and it is clearly lemon juice boosted by zest. Just enough sour to anchor the taste. There's a woody/earthy tea-like element to the overall flavor that comes out a bit as the stringer floral and citrus notes fade. Surprisingly clean on the palate with just a lemonade-like residual taste.

It has a decent medium body to it, but the overall effect is of a light drinking beer. Not highly carbonated, so the drinkability is high.

I'll be perfectly honest here - this is NOT going to be everyone's cup of (lavender) tea. I can easily see this being absolutely love/hate polarizing. It is different, I dig it, and the flavors work for me. It is simple and straightforward, clearly and cleanly delivering exactly what it claims. It ventures a bit into the gruit territory - kudos to Springdale for pushing boundaries.

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Lavenade from Springdale Barrel Room
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 8 ratings