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

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Ratings: 2,512
Reviews: 573
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 15.14%
Wants: 47
Gots: 200 | 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:
Beer added by: BDIMike on 12-22-2011

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.
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.62/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of rfgetz
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of onewetpaw
3.32/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Lemon notes.

A- Nice light blond color with a light haze. Thin, scanty head.

F- Lemony and mildly acidic. The malts take a backseat, but feel a little muddled to me. The crisp simple flavors I associate with a really good lager aren't here. This may be due to the style and unfiltered nature more than anything.

M- Average body with low average carbonation.

O- The idea of a unfiltered lager is nice and I enjoy the lemon from the hops. It doesn't have the crispness of a really good lager and the body is rather thin. Its a nice beer and I like to see Boston Beer doing things like this. It's tougher to do smaller niche style than to throw a whole lot of spices in a beer and call it extreme. This is a nice attempt at that.

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of mdfb79
3.16/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Picked this up at Rick's in Alexandria a week or two ago. 24 oz. bottle poured into my Duvel Green tulip.

a - Pours a hazy orange color with one finger of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of wheat, grains, bready malts, and very light floral hops. Not a lot going on here. Not bad, but bland and pretty average.

t - tastes of grains, bready malts, light citrus hops, light floral hops, and wheat. Better then the nose but still pretty average.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. A pretty easy to drink beer.

o - Overall a pretty average beer from Sam Adams. Just not a lot going on in either the nose or taste. Not offensive or anything, but not worth the time. Wouldn't seek it out again.

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2.25/5  rDev -35.7%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of Murrhey
3.18/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a mug. Reviewed live.

A- Finger width white head, minute long retention. Hazy golden orange color.

S- Citrusy, grassiness and wheaty. Some noble floral hops. Light smell with some spices. Not bad.

T- Strangely like a Belgian in body, the hops and citrus don't combine in the way I thought they would. Yeasty, and kind of cultured like a Belgian.

M- Syrupy bodied, with biting carbonation.

O- Expectations weren't high, but this is an average beer and a decent example of the style.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Hopswagger
3.17/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From notes:

P: Carbonated slightly hazy gold with touches of darkness around the edges. Frothy white finger of head that disapates to a creamy layer on top.

S: Watered down, yeast, smells very thin and timid. Almost has a dish soap smell with salt, lime, lemon and spices.

T/M: Very salty with a earthy light yet creamy body that is crisp and clean. Salt is big with subtle spices and a peppery swallow. The citrus is masked but lemon comes out in small doses.

O: Cant say that this is a favorite of mine. Overly salty but if it wasnt for that it would have been pretty good. I enjoyed the refreshing a light body.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.26/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from session notes.

A. Very cloudy golden amber in color with a one finger fluffy head
that lasts for about a minute and presents some mediocre lacing.

S. Mild floral hopping nose.

T. Some minty herbal hopping is present. Also, there is a crisp lemon peel tone with some mild breadiness.

M. Light carbonation and body.

Not very complex but it does what it says on the tin, so to speak, so I can't really fault it for that. I would have liked a bit more aroma and some more interesting malt flavors.

Photo of srandycarter
3.18/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Murky, darker straw, white head that leaves to disk fast. Some cling lace.

S - Citrus and straw. Sweet malt is present, but very light.

T - Refreshing and bright as it enters, light malt and wheat flavors. The hops take a weird twangy twist at the end that I really don't care for. Perfume, solvent like finish.

M - Light body, good carb, the balance is not. Don't like the finish on the hops.

D - I got two of these in a variety pack. They will be enough.

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -35.7%

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