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

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2,482 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,482
Reviews: 569
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 15.14%
Wants: 35
Gots: 146 | 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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3.5/5  rDev 0%

beerhunter13, Jun 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Hardcore, Jun 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

ms11781, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of colts9016
2.93/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a perfect pint at 40 degrees.

Appearance: A half finger head that has poor retention. The color of the beer is a pale gold color with no highlights. The clarity of the beer is clear with some carbonation bubbles. The beer's poor retention and just lack luster appearance is just below average.

Nose: The aroma is hoppy, but clean. The hop aromas are grapefruit, pine, and citrus. The malt body to the beer is light with some bready notes and toasty. A yeasty note and some underlying aromas of must.

Taste: A mildly hoppy beer with very muddled flavors. The malt is more pronounced with toasty, bready, and grainy flavors. The yeast is noticeable, but the musty note is not.

Mouthfeel: The beer is coating with no finish.

Overall: The body of the beer is medium . This beer is just okay nothing in the beer that speaks to the beer soul.

colts9016, Jun 22, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

littleporter, Jun 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

hiphopj5, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of tjsmith910
1.43/5  rDev -59.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Goldish yellow in color with white head. Not a good taste not a good flavor not a good beer. Rather powerful and bitter. very light tasting thin beer. very little carbonation. actually tasted sour. possible that i got a stale beer but dobutful. this beer was just plain bad in my opinion. was truly hoping for more.

tjsmith910, Jun 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

cjac, Jun 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +35.7%

Jeff22, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of mbrandonsmith
3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a great beer transitioning from their Winter Lager that I absolutely love.

A lot of lemon and grass like tastes from this beer with a bit of sweetness to balance it out.

Very light and crisp to drink.

A nice yellow color to it as well.

Overall I think it is a great beer to set the tone for the warmer season rolling in.

mbrandonsmith, Jun 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

bluedelta32, Jun 19, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

lmz3000, Jun 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

DruC4, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of bump8628
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this a few times both on tap and from the bottle this spring, guess I should log a quick review. Another nice lager from Sam Adams. Bright grassy notes, lemon, lime, white pepper. Balanced herbal bitterness against some clean, almost honey-sweet malt. Clean and grainy. Light sulfur note gives a more authentic feel, as does the slightly rustic yeasty haze. Good beer. Love the return to lager brewing by American breweries lately and Sam Adams seems to be at the forefront with Alpine Spring and the excellent Nobel Pils.

bump8628, Jun 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

carteravebrew, Jun 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Dkanz, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of Jesse13713
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - A nice sunrise orange that bubbles with carbonation. A very light frothy film at the top that is barely scoop-able onto the finger. Surprisingly, very nice lacing. This is a good looking beer.

Smell - Citrus at first; tangerine, mango, and a bit of lime. Light hops and a bit of sweetness due to the honey.

Taste - Not bad at all. Foam forms quickly in the mouth. A delicious concoction of honey malt, orange, and lemon. There is a bit of cantaloupe that adds a bit of a citrus zest as well. The honey is apparent in the aftertaste. It does, however, leave a bit to be desired.

Mouthfeel - Very palatable and easy to drink. A nice blend of sweetness and tart citrus. Medium bodied.

Overall - This beer could be sessioned quite easily. Sam Adams tweaks their traditional malted flavor here and provides a refreshing approach to a spring seasonal. Medium bodied and brimming with citrus. An overall attractive beer.

Jesse13713, Jun 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

DTown, Jun 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

BillyCannon, Jun 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

LawNoosh, Jun 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +35.7%

whatupbird, Jun 14, 2012
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2.8/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Seriously tastes like somebody rolled up a fat joint of Sour Diesel and stuck it into the bottle. All I tasted was Marijuana while I was drinking this. That and some slight citrus notes. Wasn't horrible by any means, A much better choice than some beers out there, But I don't smoke pot nor do I enjoy the taste of it within my beer. Can't really recommend this to very many people as most probably wouldn't enjoy it and I do not understand how it has such high marks

SometimesIfart, Jun 14, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -35.7%

h2opunk182, Jun 14, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

swinyeju, Jun 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

maltyhops, Jun 11, 2012
Samuel Adams Alpine Spring from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
80 out of 100 based on 2,482 ratings.