Samuel Adams Alpine Spring - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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2.98/5 rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
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.
Serving type: bottle
03-23-2013 03:40:09 | More by JamesMN
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