Samuel Adams Alpine Spring - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by McStagger:
3.9/5 rDev +11.4%
Poured from a Sam Adams' bomber.
A: Pours a hazy golden straw with two fingers off white head. Lively carbonation. Head retention is moderate. Looks like a hefe to me.
S: Tree fruits, toasted crackery smelling malt, hint of citrus and spice from the hops.
T: Big bready malt with bits of hops clinging on for dear life. Again, a bit of the floral spiciness and citrus from the hops, but not really that much. In fact, I'd say the hop presence is fairly muted. The yeast presence, however, is not. Little bit of nuttiness and a bit of flowery sweetness to balance the ever so slight hoppiness.
M: Light and easy. Strikes a fine balance between crisp and cloying. Maybe ever so slightly to the cloying side given the inherent sweetness of the brew.
O: I'm not really a Sam fan. I appreciate what they do for craft brewing, but consider them more of a "stepping stool" between the macros and the crafts. Beers like this make me rethink that. A great brew by Sam. Maybe I should diversify my Samuel Adams experience.
03-15-2012 09:44:39 | More by McStagger
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)
80 out of 100 based on 2,410 ratings.