Samuel Adams Alpine Spring - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.9/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2012 09:44:39 | More by McStagger
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