Samuel Adams Alpine Spring - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.08/5 rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A- lightly hazed golden amber with a slight greenish tint to it. Barely off white head is reminiscent of a fine German pale lager, as it should be. Lace is delicate and plentiful.
S- floral, lemony, and somewhat soapy noble hops. Very fine hop aroma here, with a bit of spicy yeasty funk. White bread and cracker in the background.
T- bready malt flavor, like a very mild sourdough, with a burst of citrus hops. Bitterness gradually increases and stops short about where a Czech pils would (although their saaz doesn't seem to have that distinct lemony edge). Hop flavor last from the start long into the lemony floral finish. Can seem watery when cold, but as it warms up a few degrees there's hearty malt in that conclusion.
MF- vigorous bubbles, and a well rounded grainy-slick-yeasty feel. All components are noticeable. Dry and hoppy feeling on the cheeks. Juicy bodied and totally refreshing.
D- way to showcase the tettnanger hops. Their bright flavor really holds this one down. Jim and the boys have made some amazing German style beers lately and I hope they keep em comin'.
Serving type: bottle
01-30-2012 06:19:18 | More by hustlesworth
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