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

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80
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2,381 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Ratings: 2,381
Reviews: 570
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 15.14%
Wants: 33
Gots: 91 | 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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Saph001

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

03-15-2012 02:06:34 | More by Saph001
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BraveGator

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

03-14-2012 23:13:09 | More by BraveGator
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ouser31

California

4.85/5  rDev +38.6%
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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SeanNoach

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

03-14-2012 16:18:52 | More by SeanNoach
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alwaysintense


3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-14-2012 15:43:56 | More by alwaysintense
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voidrunner

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

03-14-2012 13:48:01 | More by voidrunner
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Billykop


3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-14-2012 03:36:36 | More by Billykop
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Fadefury

Maryland

2.9/5  rDev -17.1%
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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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
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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cbcrunch

Wyoming

3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-13-2012 20:29:13 | More by cbcrunch
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jamesrange62


3/5  rDev -14.3%

03-13-2012 19:51:24 | More by jamesrange62
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Jim_DemonDeacon


3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-13-2012 13:30:57 | More by Jim_DemonDeacon
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busterwhite

Georgia

3.4/5  rDev -2.9%
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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Beejay

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
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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canders0927

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

03-12-2012 23:22:47 | More by canders0927
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smarkham24

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

03-12-2012 22:41:32 | More by smarkham24
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duff247

Texas

3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-12-2012 22:20:25 | More by duff247
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rpaine


3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

03-12-2012 21:34:52 | More by rpaine
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DSlim71

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-12-2012 21:33:41 | More by DSlim71
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depechemode1983

Texas

3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours out a hazy golden orange color. The head is white with moderate retention. Getting a good amount of lacing on this one.

S - Picking notes of grass, bread, honey, oats and yeast. There is also a nice floral/lemon quality to it that I really dig.

T - Lots of citrus, also getting some grass and floral flavors. In the finish you get bread and a pleasant hop spiciness.

M - Smooth with soft carbonation. Easy on the palate.

O - This would make a good session. Perfect for a hot muggy spring day. Pretty damn refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 20:32:59 | More by depechemode1983
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cantstandya65

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

03-12-2012 19:53:45 | More by cantstandya65
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

03-12-2012 19:50:10 | More by UltimateLivewire
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bluntedboywonder

New York

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

03-12-2012 18:48:45 | More by bluntedboywonder
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazed golden blonde color, akin to a wit, light, fluffy pillow of head, moderate retention. Scent is pale and leads with citrus, blends with some lightly sweet and faintly doughy malts and yeasts, hints of floral hops come through later in the scent. Taste leads with quick note of watery citrus, lightly floral notes, light doughy bready kicks off the malt and yeast profile, some faint caramel also present. Lighter side of medium bodied, somewhat watery towards the end. A good flavored crowd pleaser, which is what most of Sam's seasonals have become.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2012 17:43:04 | More by rfgetz
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Lob

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

03-12-2012 14:20:18 | More by Lob
Samuel Adams Alpine Spring from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
80 out of 100 based on 2,381 ratings.