Samuel Adams Alpine Spring - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.53/5 rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
I used to keep up with every new Sam Adams, but they just turn out too many beers that are nice to try but nothing special. I think we have a beer that might be unique enough to justify going back here.
Pours a slightly cloudy yellow->golden colored body. A nice half finger of really nice lingering head that's lacing this glass extremely well. A bit of activity in the body to round things out.
My first thought smelling this is "lager?" There's plenty of citrus aroma and good grainy malt here. Rather aromatic for the style without turning overly sweet.
The taste is rather sweet however. A lot of grain and yes some honey flavors. These dominate but are kept at least in check by the noble hops. This reminds me of a sweeter version of noble pils and I think that is going to make this one a keeper for many people.
Great body and mouth feel for the style.
I'm not blown away here. I don't think this is a go to beer, but it has a good flavor and I think it will go over well with noble pils fans.
Serving type: bottle
01-17-2012 03:37:20 | More by bobhits
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