Samuel Adams Alpine Spring - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by ranger7:
3.98/5 rDev +13.7%
From a six-pack, poured from bottle into a pint glass.
Have had this paired with beef nachos, sausage pizza, and (of all things) filet mignon. It performed well with all.
A - Pours an awesome hazy gold liquid with a sticky, thick, pure white head. Very impressive.
S - Kind of like a weak wheat beer; some citrus, but not much. Not a turn-off, but not a turn-on either.
T - Nice and crisp. Pretty balanced, but the hops tip the scales a bit, some floral hints hit my taste buds.
M - Good carbonation; not too much, just right. Almost no aftertaste and what little remains is pleasant.
Summary - This was surprisingly tasty. I liked the wheat-like lightness of it combined with a little hop bite at the beginning. Definitely one of my favorites from Sam Adams. Will look forward to this seasonal.
03-03-2013 04:25:25 | More by ranger7
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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)
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