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

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2,484 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,484
Reviews: 569
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 15.14%
Wants: 35
Gots: 149 | 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%

odbjs735, May 07, 2012
Photo of soulfly1492
3.28/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Aroma: Lots of light and crisp hops, also with some floral notes. Some pale malt character, but the hops dominate here.

Appearance: Pale hold. Hazy as this beer is unfiltered, but no large particles are evident. Pours a moderate white head, decent retention, leaves a thin creamy layer.

Taste: Bitter hops, not overpowering. Some corn and light malt sweetness. Mildly bitter in the balance. Aftertaste is mildly bitter lemon and light malts.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body. Lots of carbonation. Creamy and bubbly. The carbonation is smooth and doesn't sting. Drying.

Overall: OK, but typical of a macro-craft beer. Can clearly taste the cheaper grains. Easy to drink, but not very pleasant, not drinking any more of these this spring.

Note: Fresh by date is June 2012, drank in February 2012.

soulfly1492, May 07, 2012
Photo of CrazyMike
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy orange appearance with thin white head that quickly settles down leaving little lacing. Smell consists of citrus, bread, hops and a hint of orange. Smell is kind of faint but the features blend well together.

Taste is similar to the smell; consists of citrus, lots of hops and malt with a hint of bread, grass and various fruit. Light bodied with low carbonation. Finish is a dry and bitter hop taste.

This is an interesting beer and first “Keller Bier”; Not a complicated beer by any stretch, but its flavorful and refreshing, great for drinking during the spring. Would recommend trying this while it’s available.

CrazyMike, May 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

JKerfman, May 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

MouthfulOfchris, May 05, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Thick white head fed byample carbonation. Beer is hazy yellow with slightly brownish tinge.

S- A bit overly sweet with a light malt note and strong citrus (lemon and orange). Had a Blue Moon earlier in day and the smell is similar.

T- Sweet up front followed by stronger malt and slight bitterness. Citrus notes from aroma are mellowed in flavor.

M- Smooth and medium-bodied. Carbonation evident.

O- Nice alternative to the big breweries' summer efforts, but not memorable.

imasloth, May 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Ankur, May 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

robthepenguin, May 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

traumaqueen, May 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Beerman1221, May 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

olympicgatorade, May 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Drewrd1988, May 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Daisy, May 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

JimGlonke, May 01, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

chickenm, May 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, May 01, 2012
Photo of peensteen
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange colour with a little over a finger of dense white head, some lace webs all the way down the glass. Smell has a nice hoppy presence, zesty citrus fruit in the way of a lemon-lime scent, grassy, lightly sweet cereal malt and honey graham crackers. Taste is citrus up front with more of that lemon-lime found in the nose, floral grassy flavours, malt is present in the way of honey and graham cracker/cereal flavours, bitter throughout with a citrus aftertaste. Medium prickly carbonation, creamy feel with a good weight. Good overall and easily drinkable, not my favourite Sam Adams offering but serviceable and pleasant.

peensteen, Apr 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

drjacob, Apr 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

jcjerabek, Apr 30, 2012
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2/5  rDev -42.9%

beaulabauve, Apr 30, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Tough to review this one. Right off the bat I'll say, I really like this beer.

The appearance is a cloudy but bright golden orange color. I know it says unfiltered on the bottle, but I felt the cloudyness was a bit over done. I'm in the land of Keller/Zwickel biers and they arent cloudy.

The taste is great! Very floral and just a slight citrus zest to it. Perfect perfect perfect for this time of year. The malt backbone is subtle and slightly sweet.

The mouthfeel is also where point wise, I gotta knock it down. It's slightly full and slick. It should be crisp. It's not.

Overall, I know I said some bad things about this beer, but I love it. Stylistically, if it were an ale, it would be a different story but since it's a keller bier, it had to knock it. But I love it. It's just starting to warm up and it goes great with the first two BBQ's I've had this year. Really reminds me of a lighter maibock.

sergeantstogie, Apr 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

michele97394, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of KTCamm
3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Pours light to medium amber with a good head of white foam. Light citrus nose, some honey. Citrus taste. German pilsy finish. Smooth and creamy throughout. Lemon is the dominant flavor, but overall a bright flavorful lager. Real good, easy spring drinker.

KTCamm, Apr 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

aschdave, Apr 27, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Texasfan549, Apr 27, 2012
Samuel Adams Alpine Spring from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
80 out of 100 based on 2,484 ratings.