Samuel Adams Alpine Spring - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.4/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Ba Review #254
Served On: 2/13/2013
Glassware: SA Perfect Pint
Labeled ABV: -
Date/ Code: June
This was a 12oz bottle from the spring mixed 12 pack I picked up at Evergreen Liquors in Frederick, MD ($15.99).
Look: Definitely unfiltered given the hazy gold color with lots of floaters moving around. The head was a frothy off-white color. Carbonation level was not bad with some steady bubbles rising up from the laser etching in the SA Perfect Pint glass.
Smell: Sweet citrus with some biscuit in the background. A slight sour note came through reinforcing the lager component. A faint Wheat Beer character seemed to be present with the high level of crispness in the aroma.
Taste: Light on the palate. First up was a brief carbonation rush followed by a sweet biscuit. A honey flavor hit around the finish. A diet soda aftertaste brought up the end and quickly lead into some residual sweetness.
This was a little disappointing for me in the taste. The aroma and unfiltered appearance promised a slightly more complex palate than what I got. But hey, it’s another seasonal notch on the Sam Adams belt I guess. That’s all that seems to count these days.
Serving type: bottle
02-13-2013 15:32:47 | More by CraftBeerTastic
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