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