Samuel Adams Alpine Spring - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Clowerweb:
3.75/5 rDev +7.1%
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.
02-05-2012 08:46:48 | More by Clowerweb
More User Reviews:
3.48/5 rDev -0.6%
Had a bottle sample of this at work the other night,I guess it's taking the spring seasonal spot next year with the Noble Pils becoming year around.Poured lighter hazed golden with a well formed 1/2 finger sticky white head atop.Some honey malt in the nose and that is basically it,faint lemon as well.Sweetish honey flavors at the onset with some firm toasted grain flavors,a smattering herbal hops in the finish with faint lemon.Not bad I think it is a good selection for a spring seasonal,its lighter but with a little substance.
12-23-2011 21:26:28 | More by oberon
3.63/5 rDev +3.7%
A fair straw, with an orange underbelly. Sparse head with tight-ish lacing. Strong malt nose with a fair amount of overripe orange. A bit of lemon. Pretty good. Some tang at the outset with a grainy backdrop. The tang gives way to a strong, bready malt presence. Some nuttiness and some almost... graham cracker lays fat on the tongue. End mouthfeel could be a bit cleaner, but it's an eminently drinkable and flavorful beer.
Like It? I Do
01-22-2012 01:16:13 | More by wrycon
3.73/5 rDev +6.6%
Best by June 2012
A - Pours a hazy golden brown with two fingers of white head. Head has pretty good retention and leaves some spotty lacing.
S - Light bread aroma accompanied bit some citrus, some grassy hops and faint florals.
T - Nice bite of noble hops, some citrus, mostly orange peel and bread malts.
M - Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium, with a bit of bitter dryness on the finish.
O - Pretty enjoyable. I haven't had many in this style, and I like Surly Hell quite a bit more, but I would drink this again. It's an easy drinking, but still flavorful brew.
03-02-2012 00:30:08 | More by warnerry
Samuel Adams Alpine Spring from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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