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

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BA SCORE
80
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2,357 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 2,357
Reviews: 570
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.1%
Wants: 32
Gots: 84 | 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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Arsenal0328

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

04-12-2013 03:24:02 | More by Arsenal0328
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blackie

Virginia

4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

found this one in the fridge

a: poured into a lager cylinder, the pour gives a dense, fluffy-looking white head over a well hazed body of a deep golden color, good retention

s: a pleasant fresh grassy, citrusy noble hop aroma rides a body of pale malt showing subtle notes of honey, an interesting honey coated grain aroma really comes out after warming - the honey malt in action I presume, sweet lemon, yeasty and bready, nice

m: carbonation riding the low to moderate line, with a body on the full side of the lighter range, nicely smooth and a little creamy

t: pale and lager malts form a slightly sweet underlayer, really like the honey malt - kind of a honey coated grain flavor (honey nut cheerios?), very grassy-fresh noble hops show a strong presence - lots of steeped hop pulp in the flavor, some bright candied citrus, malt sugars linger with hop flavors and a mild bitterness

o: a nicely full, round lager aroma augmented with lots of yeasty, bready character as a result of being unfiltered, nicely hopped as well drinks well

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 03:12:38 | More by blackie
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rbthuffman

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

04-12-2013 02:57:18 | More by rbthuffman
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carndog

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

04-12-2013 02:45:55 | More by carndog
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soxandbeer

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

04-12-2013 01:08:46 | More by soxandbeer
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Bromine

Florida

3/5  rDev -14.5%

04-10-2013 11:53:24 | More by Bromine
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yankinwis

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

04-10-2013 02:19:52 | More by yankinwis
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

04-10-2013 02:01:04 | More by scottbrew4u
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BuddyE

Louisiana

2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

04-10-2013 01:00:57 | More by BuddyE
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Roguer

Connecticut

3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Not bad, clean but not totally clear. A nice hue. Decent head that rapidly fades; some foam flecks on the side of the glass, but no pretty lacing.

S - Notes of citrus and banana, but nothing strongly stands out.

T - Sweet, light, smooth; citrus but not sour, mild hops (enough to taste, not enough to make it a bitter beer). Very light banana feel (less than the scent implies), some citrus. A very easy beer to drink. Flavors come in hints instead of overpowering presences and are well-balanced.

M - Again, light. With the flavor, this almost leaves you thinking of a wheat beer, but it is a little thinner (not at all cloudy), and flows more like a pilsner. A nice balance.

O - This is a very good, tasty beer. I can take this as a one-off on a warm day outside, or a three-beer night out with friends. It's just flavorful and sweet enough to surprise you and make for a nice day in the sun, but light enough that you can drink it in volume (if you so choose).

In my first experience with Alpine Spring, I was a little surprised my the sweetness, mild tart, and forward flavor. The novelty has since warn off, but it's still a good beer.

I usually drink this on tap, but have been known to grab the occasional six-pack.

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2013 20:13:05 | More by Roguer
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

04-09-2013 18:23:54 | More by Localdrinklax
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guityler83

Wisconsin

3.31/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Two fingers of slightly off white head to filling my pint glass to the brim. Hazy dandelion colored apperance.

S: Hints of clove, lemon and ginger

T: Sweet with clove and a tinge of banana. Fruity after taste that stays with you. Crisp clean bitterness that is hardly detectable.

M: Highly carbonated, moderate body and a sweetness that lingers

O: Not my thing i guess. I enjoy the Sierra Nevada Kellerwies quite a bit, but this really didn't do it for me.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2013 02:08:11 | More by guityler83
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Noonan425

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

04-09-2013 01:55:40 | More by Noonan425
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midnitesun11

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

04-09-2013 00:36:18 | More by midnitesun11
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u2carew

Massachusetts

3.1/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz longneck
A) Pours with a finger thick, white head. Slowly settles. Mostly clear body that is golden-orange in color. Sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) Light aroma of floral notes and sugary sweetness.
T) Light grainy taste with some floral notes. Some pepper notes in the finish. Relatively light all around.
M) Light body. Crisp. Dry. Slightly chalky in the finish.
O) An alright beer. Seems fairly consistent with the style profile.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2013 00:16:33 | More by u2carew
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jdibbs

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

04-09-2013 00:14:20 | More by jdibbs
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AlexCrane

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

04-08-2013 22:09:30 | More by AlexCrane
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Thedrizzle

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

04-07-2013 20:06:47 | More by Thedrizzle
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

04-07-2013 18:00:41 | More by LJWalker
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Rast

Maryland

3.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Approached with caution on tap at Carrabba's due to previous bad experiences with Sam Adams spring seasonals.

Pours a lovely bright mustard yellow with hazy opacity. It's not just condensation on the glass, I promise. Nose is bright and inviting. Reminds me of a wheat beer with the citrus and the light hop bitterness. Tastes delicious: again, what beery, tho apparently it's some sort of obscure German bier style called keller. Whatever it is, it's the best darn Sam Adams spring seasonal I've enjoyed.

P.S. Mouthfeel was significantly above average. Full but not rich, lovely bubbly but not Spritey.
I have greatly enjoyed Samuel Adams Alpine Spring.

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2013 01:46:03 | More by Rast
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bjmh

Ohio

3/5  rDev -14.5%

04-04-2013 22:40:05 | More by bjmh
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

04-04-2013 22:15:20 | More by HisBoyElroy
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BurnMeInMyBar

Florida

4/5  rDev +14%

04-04-2013 17:33:10 | More by BurnMeInMyBar
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troynos

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

04-04-2013 16:58:38 | More by troynos
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Skyjmpr

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

04-04-2013 15:23:27 | More by Skyjmpr
Samuel Adams Alpine Spring from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
80 out of 100 based on 2,357 ratings.