Samuel Adams Alpine Spring - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by JamesMN:
2.98/5 rDev -14.9%
It must be noted that this is considered an ale in Texas. Okay, get it together Texas.
Best by July 2013.
Appearance: Super hazy orange/caramel color witha thin off-white head.
Aroma: Buttery malt and some lemon.
Taste: Unfortunately the buttery aroma is indeed part of the flavor. This makes Alpine Spring very heavy on the palate and covers up the bright citrus hop character. Hits a high not right in the middle and then goes downhill leaving you with a crisp finish and buttery aftertaste. I've had other Keller Biers and enjoyed them but this one is just odd.
Mouthfeel: Much thicker than anticipated, more than medium in body. Average carbonation and drinkability.
Final Thoughts: If you like the combination of butter and citrus then this is the beer for you. I'm actually surprised because Samuel Adams usually has pretty solid seasonals. Would I drink it again? Not without some persuasion.
03-23-2013 03:40:09 | More by JamesMN
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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)
80 out of 100 based on 2,417 ratings.