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

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2,373 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,373
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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3/5  rDev -14.3%

05-07-2013 21:14:35 | More by dalepryor
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

05-07-2013 17:53:36 | More by pcsnyder
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

05-07-2013 13:54:22 | More by wsickler
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

05-07-2013 01:43:57 | More by -ronin-
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

05-06-2013 18:25:38 | More by ZEB89
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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

05-06-2013 17:22:30 | More by DuffDaddy
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West Virginia

3.34/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a cloudy pale golden color with a large foamy white head that retains long after the pour, leaving a bit of short-sticking lace

S- citrus hop with sharp lemon graininess, similar to the smell of a wit, some earthy hay provides some malty aromas

T- toasted bread with some graininess, sharp lemon zest with an herbal touch on a finish that is sweet-yet-dry with a toasted linger

M- light-medium body with medium carbonation, slightly foamy mouthfeel and easy finish

O- not quite sure what to think if this one, tastes similar to a wit, but a few other random flavors just seems to set it off a bit

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 01:09:46 | More by Treyliff
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

05-03-2013 01:52:54 | More by Jasoncpace
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North Carolina

3.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pours a hazy honey color with a rocky meringue of a head that leaves a few shards initially and then quite a few sheets toward the end

Smell: Bready, with hints of toffee malt and lemon

Taste: Toasted bread, sweet toffee and bananas, up front, with a bit of lemon developing in the middle; perhaps an herbal edge is detectable, after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: If I had a blindfold on, I would have pegged this as an American take on a Wit; too sweet and not enough tang to make the style work; as it is, I have no idea what the brewers are going for beyond the combination of a bock, lager and kellerbier (and why is that a worthwhile combo?)

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 00:47:46 | More by brentk56
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3.35/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

(Served in a sam adams glass)
A- This beer has a hazy lemon yellow body with a slow big carbonation of egg shell hue that turns rocky toward the end of the beer.

S- The clean nose has an herbal hop hint with some Noble hop hints in the finish.

T- The slight lemon herbal hops have a big sulfur finish that is dry. There is a pungent note lingering and some iced tea flavor in the hops aswell.

M- There is a medium mouthfeel with a gentle fizz in the finish.

O- The sulfur quality is pretty strong with a most of the hops flavor just being bitterness and not much flavor/aroma.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 21:16:56 | More by rhoadsrage
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

05-01-2013 05:59:33 | More by 2beerdogs
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

05-01-2013 04:22:11 | More by ALLMUCH
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

05-01-2013 00:50:51 | More by PoppyParthenonE
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

04-30-2013 23:06:25 | More by Black_ox
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Quebec (Canada)

3.99/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a slightly hazy dirty golden color lager with a relatively large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of dry floral hoppy notes with lightly sweet malt base. Taste is also dominated by lightly sweet malt base with some nice floral hoppy notes. Body is quite full for style with good carbonation. Very well brewed with easy drinkability and enough complexity form the dry floral hoppy notes with light citrus undertones. This is a lot more hoppy then I would have expected.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 17:30:05 | More by Phyl21ca
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

04-30-2013 04:15:38 | More by abogg7
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

04-30-2013 03:32:47 | More by Hophead914
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New York

3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass to a nice hazy straw/orangish color with a quarter-inch head (it was a fairly aggressive pour). Looks good.

Not getting much of a smell from it. Some hops; not much else.

Slight bitterness to it, but a nice mellow flavor overall. There are hints of something beneath the surface--something earthy, but I can't tell what. It adds a nice quality to this--balances out the hops.

It's the usual fantastic mouthfeel I've come to expect from BBC. It's got a creaminess, a good body, and no bite. Bery nice.

Overall, the taste is interesting and complex, and it shows that the right amount of hops can add to and enhance a beer (too often we see way too many over-hopped micros).

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 01:04:43 | More by Kooz
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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

04-30-2013 00:30:02 | More by Mleblanc25
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

04-29-2013 17:17:54 | More by FliryVorru
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

04-28-2013 23:53:40 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2-12 ounce bottles
Served in a mug

A - It is orange with golden highlights. It has a slight haze to it. It is topped with a rocky, off-white head.

S - I get oranges, wheat, and unknown spices, probably coriander.

T - The orange and coriander theme carries over to the taste.

M - Moderate

O - I'm not sure what I expected, but this didn't hit the spot. This style isn't in my wheelhouse.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 17:42:51 | More by buschbeer
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

04-28-2013 01:28:08 | More by truesolution
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Rhode Island

3.36/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From bottle to glass golden color with 2" head.
a: Golden color, 2" head
s: Mild citrusy smell
t: Sweet citrusy taste, but too strong
m: Medium body, un-filtered taste is too strong for me
o: Acceptable, but too strong for my taste

Not my favorite Sam Adams beer

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 15:37:41 | More by CorvetteMike
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

04-27-2013 04:22:06 | More by doucmehu
Samuel Adams Alpine Spring from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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