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

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2,363 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,363
Reviews: 570
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.1%
Wants: 33
Gots: 87 | 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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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

03-15-2012 22:43:28 | More by mcloud2
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

03-15-2012 18:44:00 | More by jtd335
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3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A cloudy golden straw colored liquid, topped by a huge white fluffy head, which condensed to a ring and leave bubbles down the glass as I drink.

Smell is lightly floral hop, an almost Belgian yeasty tang, but some how less, and some sweet malt.

Taste is mellow, light lemony citrus, followed by a light bready sweetness.

Feel is light, yet with some body, like a wheat, bubbly and crisp. Easy to drink.

Overall, it is what it claims to be, some hop, some citrus, texture makes it a fine Spring seasonal.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 18:26:54 | More by Drinkerofales
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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

03-15-2012 14:19:53 | More by wtighe03
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3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a Sam Adams' bomber.

A: Pours a hazy golden straw with two fingers off white head. Lively carbonation. Head retention is moderate. Looks like a hefe to me.

S: Tree fruits, toasted crackery smelling malt, hint of citrus and spice from the hops.

T: Big bready malt with bits of hops clinging on for dear life. Again, a bit of the floral spiciness and citrus from the hops, but not really that much. In fact, I'd say the hop presence is fairly muted. The yeast presence, however, is not. Little bit of nuttiness and a bit of flowery sweetness to balance the ever so slight hoppiness.

M: Light and easy. Strikes a fine balance between crisp and cloying. Maybe ever so slightly to the cloying side given the inherent sweetness of the brew.

O: I'm not really a Sam fan. I appreciate what they do for craft brewing, but consider them more of a "stepping stool" between the macros and the crafts. Beers like this make me rethink that. A great brew by Sam. Maybe I should diversify my Samuel Adams experience.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 09:44:39 | More by McStagger
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

03-15-2012 05:25:14 | More by amrozga
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3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into hoegaarden mug

A-pours a honey yellow color. slightly cloudy. lots of bubble and a nice thick head, a bit fluffy

S-sweet and crisp. has a classic pilsner scent to it, a bit of hops.

T-Tastes a little floral sweetness upfront, with a sweet middle and slight hoppy finish.

MF- Medium body, a bit creamy, has a weird aftertaste. Not bad just seems a bit off. well balanced carbonation.

O-this is a nice beer. Wouldn't go out of my way for it but wouldn't mind having this again.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 03:42:04 | More by Swim424
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

03-15-2012 02:06:34 | More by Saph001
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

03-14-2012 23:13:09 | More by BraveGator
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4.85/5  rDev +38.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I didnt know anything about this beer when i ordered it... it looked like a hefe or a pale ale at first which i tend to stay away from but from the taste i was unexpectedly suprised... Great Taste!! i instantly looked it up online to find out what it really was and am now happy i ordered it... A must if and when its avaliable!!

Serving type: nitro-tap

03-14-2012 22:35:11 | More by ouser31
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

03-14-2012 16:18:52 | More by SeanNoach
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

03-14-2012 15:43:56 | More by alwaysintense
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

03-14-2012 13:48:01 | More by voidrunner
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

03-14-2012 03:36:36 | More by Billykop
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2.9/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Hazy yellowish, almost gold color. Soft, almost perfectly white head. Poured about 2 inches.

S: Very light touches of citrus, but overall it's lemon comes out the most.

T: More hopes than I would hope for in such a light beer. Bitter/tartness, followed by lemon sums up the taste of this beer.

M: Very light, with mild carbonation. Pretty smooth overall.

O: This was an interesting attempt at a new beer for Sam Adams, but it's not something I'd sit down and drink a couple of. The bitterness/tart is what would make me look for another beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 23:26:36 | More by Fadefury
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light yellow gold, a little hazy, topped by tightly whipped snow white cream.

Aroma is a fresh spring meadow, with a lemon grove nearby.

Light sweetness hits the tongue fleetingly, followed by a surprisingly aggressive hop bite. Lemon in the finish.

Slightly prickly mouthfeel.

An ok spring lager, but I'd prefer Noble Pils or the kolsch Spring Ale from a few years back.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 22:29:19 | More by RonfromJersey
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

03-13-2012 20:29:13 | More by cbcrunch
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

03-13-2012 19:51:24 | More by jamesrange62
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

03-13-2012 13:30:57 | More by Jim_DemonDeacon
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3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a golden color with a nice 3 finger head and some decent lacing.

Smells of a little citrus and malt, not very strong.

A little light in the taste, some bitterness and citrus from the hops up front and sweetness from the malt in the finish. Not bad, just a little light.

Like the taste a little thin in the mouthfeel but well carbonated.

This beer is a nice easy drinker for a warm day, a good lawn mower beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 01:01:26 | More by busterwhite
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3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Grapefruit peel in color, hazy, with some soft white head on top. Not a lot of head, but a fair amount.

S: The main smell that I am picking up in this one if lemon peel. A touch of fruitiness, as well as some familiar lager yeast smells. The finish is rounded out by a bit of biscuity bread.

T: Wow, that's a bit more hoppy and tart than I would have imagined. Tartness hits first, followed by lemon peel. The finish has a little more hops in it, slightly earthy or maybe just a hint of grass.

M: Medium light in body, the carbonation is certainly active and consists of rather fine sized bubbles. There is a smoothness to this brew.

O: Overall this is a pretty interesting beer. Tart, lemony, and fresh. A pretty neat beer style, although I am not sure if it is something I would drink a lot of.. although as a spring seasonal I think it will do well.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 00:34:29 | More by Beejay
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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

03-12-2012 23:22:47 | More by canders0927
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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

03-12-2012 22:41:32 | More by smarkham24
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

03-12-2012 22:20:25 | More by duff247
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

03-12-2012 21:34:52 | More by rpaine
Samuel Adams Alpine Spring from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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