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Samuel Adams Alpine Spring - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
80
good

2,358 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 2,358
Reviews: 570
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.1%
Wants: 32
Gots: 85 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Borne of our brewers’ many trips to Germany, Alpine Spring features a unique blend of lager attributes: the balanced maltiness and hoppiness of a Helles, the smoothness and slightly higher alcohol of a traditional spring bock, and the unfiltered appearance of a Kellerbier. The beer is brewed with Noble Tettnang hops to add a unique, bright orange-citrusy aroma and flavor.

(Beer added by: BDIMike on 12-22-2011)
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Clowerweb

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. brown bottle into a pint glass. Freshness date: June 2012.

A: Foggy light orange golden hue with yellow highlights, 2 fingers of white head, decent retention, respectable lacing.

S: Not very aromatic until swirled around. Once swirled, it breathes out a pleasant citrus, possibly orange and/or grapefruit nose that still isn't very strong. What's there smells of good quality though.

T: Starts off a little on the bitter side, like fruit peels and a touch of hops, again probably either orange or grapefruit rinds. Mid palate sweetens up a bit with a nice balance of roasted malts and citrusy bitter-sweet fruit juice. Finishes with citrus and cream. Very simple, yet enjoyable.

M: This beer has a nice medium body, lighter carbonation but enough to tickle the tongue, could probably use slightly more on the carbonation, and it doesn't really seem to leave anything behind to savor. Certainly above average.

D: HIGHLY drinkable. Very nice flavor, goes down smooth and easy.

O: Overall, it could have been a good solid 4.0 from me, but at $9 for a sixer, there are similar or better beers close to this style and quality that are a bit cheaper. I'm not complaining too much though, as I am enjoying everything else about this beer, and it certainly bested my expectations. I'd drink it again, I don't know if I'd pay $9 for a 6-pack of it again, but I'd be happy to drink it again if offered.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 08:46:48 | More by Clowerweb
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Samuel Adams Alpine Spring from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
80 out of 100 based on 2,358 ratings.