Samuel Adams Alpine Spring - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by connecticutpoet:
3.95/5 rDev +12.9%
It's been a while since I've written a review, although I've been keeping notes faithfully. But tonight, I thought I'd try this one, and I'd forgotten how much fun it is to review as you drink the beer.
This one poured out nice and yellow, with a clear body topped with a two finger head. The head was composed of fine bubbles, somewhat rocky, and it persisted for most of the glass.
Aroma was definitely German influenced. There's a characteristic hop aroma that can't be mistaken. Floral notes dominated, but citrus was present as well. Toasted grains and lager yeast came through too.
Taste was wonderful, especially since it's been a month since my last beer (gasp!). Bready/doughy malt flavors, with floral hop overtones. Long, slightly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel was excellent. Crisp and smooth, with the right amount and kind of carbonation. It does coat the tongue a little, however. That part was kind of odd.
Overall a good beer, and one worthy of the company. I like most of their beers, but this one stands out a little above the pack.
09-16-2012 22:54:36 | More by connecticutpoet
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 2,413 ratings.