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

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BA SCORE
80
good

2,444 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Ratings: 2,444
Reviews: 570
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 15.14%
Wants: 33
Gots: 124 | FT: 0
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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Reviews by Phelps:
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3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed in a shaker pint.

Honey-colored and so hazy as to be opaque. One finger of frothy white head recedes shortly, leaving a sticky, egg foam-like top layer and lace.

A nice hit of grassy hops noticeable at first. Floral, maybe lavender. Citrus pith. A nice, bright blend actually. Not much malt.

Same grassy citrus in the flavor at first, followed closely by crackers and tangy apricot. A little caramel as well.

High, pinching carbonation; sugary, medium body. Becomes lighter as silky fizz breaks out. Crisp.

Not bad. Bright, drinkable. Tastes like spring.

Phelps, Thursday at 05:56 AM
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

oberon, Friday at 09:26 PM
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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

mojohawk21, Saturday at 08:43 PM
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

npala86, Wednesday at 09:35 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

tbryan5, Saturday at 12:56 AM
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

J2L, Sunday at 06:49 AM
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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

woodchipper, Sunday at 09:57 PM
Photo of wrycon
3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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wrycon, Sunday at 01:16 AM
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5/5  rDev +42.9%

markallmon, Saturday at 11:59 PM
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2/5  rDev -42.9%

sabitu, Tuesday at 06:47 PM
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3.73/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

warnerry, Friday at 12:30 AM
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Lazaro, Wednesday at 05:03 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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Samuel Adams Alpine Spring from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
80 out of 100 based on 2,444 ratings.