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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  rDev -14.3%

amrozga, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of Swim424
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Swim424, Mar 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Saph001, Mar 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

BraveGator, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of ouser31
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!!

ouser31, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of SeanNoach
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

SeanNoach, Mar 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

alwaysintense, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of voidrunner
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

voidrunner, Mar 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Billykop, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of Fadefury
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.

Fadefury, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of RonfromJersey
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.

RonfromJersey, Mar 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

cbcrunch, Mar 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

jamesrange62, Mar 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Jim_DemonDeacon, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of busterwhite
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.

busterwhite, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of Beejay
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.

Beejay, Mar 13, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

canders0927, Mar 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

smarkham24, Mar 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

duff247, Mar 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

rpaine, Mar 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

DSlim71, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of depechemode1983
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.

depechemode1983, Mar 12, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

cantstandya65, Mar 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

bluntedboywonder, Mar 12, 2012
Samuel Adams Alpine Spring from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
80 out of 100 based on 2,482 ratings.