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

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80
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2,363 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Ratings: 2,363
Reviews: 570
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.1%
Wants: 33
Gots: 87 | 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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fank2788

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3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle served in a pint glass
Pale orange gold and slightly hazy in the glass the head is made up of fine white bubbles that lace nicely. The smell is dominated by the peppery and citrus tettnang hops which are backed by bready caramel and pale malts. The hop aroma may be a bit strong for a german lager but I like it. The taste too is dominated by the hops with the pepper, citrus and grassy flavors all coming through. The malt base is assertive enough but could have been fuller as the hops seem a bit overly brash for a lager. The mouthfeel is very crisp, light and refreshing with a clean finish that leaves only a hint of the hop flavors. Overall this is a pretty good beer. I've also had this on tap and think it is better there than out of the bottle as it tastes fresher but even in the bottle it is a great offering for the spring.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 00:18:40 | More by fank2788
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Samuel Adams Alpine Spring from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
80 out of 100 based on 2,363 ratings.