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

Samuel Adams Alpine SpringSamuel Adams Alpine Spring

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2,290 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2290
Reviews: 570
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.1%


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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FlemingVSKing

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3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This one is interesting. It's a very unique blend of darker lager elements overlaid by a citrus character and floral hop aroma.

Occasionally a beer will have it's flavor varieties progress from one to the next in a smooth series of steps. Even more often a brew will have a series of complementary flavors stacked right on top if one another.

Alpine Spring bucks both of these styles however and offers completely contrasting flavors that hit you all at once like an overturning bookshelf, and you don't know what to reach for first.

I think it's great actually. It reminds me of a great cirque du soleil show where there is just so much great stuff happening and you have to decide what to concentrate on. It's a good problem to have.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 20:43:44 | More by FlemingVSKing
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Samuel Adams Alpine Spring from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
80 out of 100 based on 2,290 ratings.