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

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2,378 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,378
Reviews: 570
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 15.14%
Wants: 33
Gots: 90 | 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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4/5  rDev +14.3%

03-03-2012 06:04:36 | More by Shaggy9356
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

03-03-2012 05:45:59 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-03-2012 04:32:03 | More by brettski
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

03-03-2012 04:06:04 | More by bdake
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

03-03-2012 02:16:59 | More by tsulli
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District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-03-2012 01:20:52 | More by nmann08
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

03-03-2012 00:28:13 | More by Mudawg
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +14.3%

03-03-2012 00:23:28 | More by SoullessHell
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

03-02-2012 23:51:04 | More by Kaetea
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3.93/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy amber-brown in appearance with a bubbly egg head up top. An orange hue comes through as well. Head slims to a rim.

Smells a touch peppery; bready with a citrusy/lemon edge. Hints of burnt rubber at times (odd, but not gross). Light and refreshing in the nose. Both spring & summer seem like appropriate seasons for imbibing this judging from the aroma.

Dry biscuit cuts in the taste pulling itself up front. Spicy hops flavor throws in. Peppery; lemon juice. Lime. Bittering hops lie in the middle, allowing this one to wash away clean.

I'll try it on-tap next.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2012 22:38:35 | More by DerekP
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-02-2012 18:24:32 | More by gigoat
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

03-02-2012 18:13:34 | More by NJHopHeadBob
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

03-02-2012 16:23:46 | More by seanh99
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4.2/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Beautiful, pours a hazy yellow with a finger of white head. Very nice looking brew.

S - Get a good crisp lemony or orange peel with slight floral notes on the nose. Very respectable.

T - Refreshing Helles flavor backed up with bright citrus flavors but enough malts to satisfy the balance.

M - Has a nice level of small bubble carbonation that enhances the refreshing spring flavors and finishes very clean with just a fine balance of malt.

O - Very impressive complex lager for a seemingly simple beer. Well done Boston Beer!

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2012 06:31:16 | More by ctfixer
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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

03-02-2012 03:38:25 | More by Zachtheporter
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-02-2012 02:41:52 | More by beerguy36
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle, best by month notched on label

A - Golden, hazed, two finger white foam retains decently and has some lacing.

S - Lemon zest hops, grassy, with some biscuit malt and a little yeasty.

T - Sturdy bready, biscuit malts you can expect in a lager, with some hops coming in mid palate adding lemon, grassy flavors, in a moderate bitterness. Finishes with some more bready sweetness with grassy hops mixed in.

M - Light/medium body, high carbonation level, but still stays nice and light, creamy across the palate. Finishes slightly crisp, mostly clean with noticeable bitterness.

O - I enjoyed this one. Prominent hop content for a lager, with goes nice with the malts, which surprises me that its not scored higher overall. Crisp and refreshing, definitely something to drink in the warmer weather.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2012 02:29:20 | More by garuda
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-02-2012 02:21:20 | More by RobertMathison
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New York

3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-02-2012 02:04:33 | More by slim24
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-02-2012 01:56:28 | More by 2dogbrew
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3.73/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by June 2012

A - Pours a hazy golden brown with two fingers of white head. Head has pretty good retention and leaves some spotty lacing.

S - Light bread aroma accompanied bit some citrus, some grassy hops and faint florals.

T - Nice bite of noble hops, some citrus, mostly orange peel and bread malts.

M - Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium, with a bit of bitter dryness on the finish.

O - Pretty enjoyable. I haven't had many in this style, and I like Surly Hell quite a bit more, but I would drink this again. It's an easy drinking, but still flavorful brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2012 00:30:08 | More by warnerry
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New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +42.9%

03-02-2012 00:17:06 | More by Turbojet307
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South Carolina

3/5  rDev -14.3%

03-01-2012 23:47:53 | More by ADTaber
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3.78/5  rDev +8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A- pours a hazy gold with a small white head with decent retention and a little lacing.

S- Strong fresh grassy and floral hops mingle with a little doughy malt nicely.

T- A well balanced blend of malt, hop and bitterness with the malt coming off bready, the hops being citrusy, floral and a bit mint like and the bitterness being mild and coming through at the end to round out the mouth nicely.

M- A bit thin and moderately low in carbonation, not too bad but could use a bit more body to feel less like water.

D- This thing goes down super easily. A lot like the boston lager but with a bit more of a floral/citrus/mint twist. A nice beer all around but maybe not exotic enough to have me seek it out more than a few times.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2012 23:28:11 | More by Guden
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-01-2012 20:23:00 | More by TheNightwatchman
Samuel Adams Alpine Spring from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
80 out of 100 based on 2,378 ratings.