Samuel Adams Alpine Spring - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.88/5 rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A - Not bad, clean but not totally clear. A nice hue. Decent head that rapidly fades; some foam flecks on the side of the glass, but no pretty lacing.
S - Notes of citrus and banana, but nothing strongly stands out.
T - Sweet, light, smooth; citrus but not sour, mild hops (enough to taste, not enough to make it a bitter beer). Very light banana feel (less than the scent implies), some citrus. A very easy beer to drink. Flavors come in hints instead of overpowering presences and are well-balanced.
M - Again, light. With the flavor, this almost leaves you thinking of a wheat beer, but it is a little thinner (not at all cloudy), and flows more like a pilsner. A nice balance.
O - This is a very good, tasty beer. I can take this as a one-off on a warm day outside, or a three-beer night out with friends. It's just flavorful and sweet enough to surprise you and make for a nice day in the sun, but light enough that you can drink it in volume (if you so choose).
In my first experience with Alpine Spring, I was a little surprised my the sweetness, mild tart, and forward flavor. The novelty has since warn off, but it's still a good beer.
I usually drink this on tap, but have been known to grab the occasional six-pack.
Serving type: on-tap
04-09-2013 20:13:05 | More by Roguer
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Samuel Adams Alpine Spring from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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