Samuel Adams Alpine Spring - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.95/5 rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12 oz. freshness dated bottle: Poured a cloudy, golden-orange hue with a foamy, sustained white-head. The bottle states this was brewed in OH or Pa.
Lively mixture of spicy, noble hops and light fruitiness. The fresh, inviting aroma is indicative of Spring.
The flavor begins with a mild bittersweet taste that is followed by a slightly ale-like fruitiness, much like an English bitter, though it has some yeasty and bready flavors typical of a good German lager. In fact, this lager is clean and refreshing, yet has some characteristics of a flavorful blond ale. Perhaps this is part of the "keller" lager profile. A very pleasant sourness settles in with the aftertaste.
A clean, rounded and creamy mouthfeel with a nice malty-fruit driven coating on the palate. The carbonation is restrained for a lager.
Yet another solid seasonal offering by Samuel Adams. The flavor profile was unique. The brewery took a chance with a style that is not well known or readily available.
Serving type: bottle
02-12-2012 00:44:42 | More by jkrich
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