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

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BA SCORE
80
good

2,412 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 2,412
Reviews: 570
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 15.14%
Wants: 33
Gots: 112 | 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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2beerdogs

California

3.5/5  rDev 0%

05-01-2013 05:59:33 | More by 2beerdogs
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ALLMUCH

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.3%

05-01-2013 04:22:11 | More by ALLMUCH
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PoppyParthenonE

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

05-01-2013 00:50:51 | More by PoppyParthenonE
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Black_ox

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

04-30-2013 23:06:25 | More by Black_ox
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.99/5  rDev +14%

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.

04-30-2013 17:30:05 | More by Phyl21ca
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abogg7

Texas

3.5/5  rDev 0%

04-30-2013 04:15:38 | More by abogg7
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Hophead914

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev 0%

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

New York

3.5/5  rDev 0%

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).

04-30-2013 01:04:43 | More by Kooz
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Mleblanc25

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

04-30-2013 00:30:02 | More by Mleblanc25
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FliryVorru

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

04-29-2013 17:17:54 | More by FliryVorru
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

04-28-2013 23:53:40 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev +5.1%

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.

04-28-2013 17:42:51 | More by buschbeer
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truesolution

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

04-28-2013 01:28:08 | More by truesolution
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CorvetteMike

Rhode Island

3.36/5  rDev -4%

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

04-27-2013 15:37:41 | More by CorvetteMike
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev 0%

04-27-2013 04:22:06 | More by doucmehu
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bossmanbuzz

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -71.4%

04-27-2013 02:39:42 | More by bossmanbuzz
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DLS168

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

04-26-2013 20:46:43 | More by DLS168
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karlt

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

04-25-2013 23:29:14 | More by karlt
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev 0%

Best before Feb 2014. First time reviewing live on a phone.

A - Pours a hazy dark golden colour and a fluffy two finger white head. Strong carbonation. Good full finger of retention and spotty chunks of lace.

S - Citrus, stone fruit, a little grass, biscuity malt and a sweet fruit aroma.

T - Peachy sweet stone fruits. Biscuity malt.

M - good carbonation, light to medium creamy body. Sweet fruity finish.

O/D - A pretty decent take on the style. Definitely not breaking new ground, but it's got a solid flavour. Not overly drinkable though, as the flavour doesn't really hold your attention all that well. A good effort though.

04-25-2013 23:27:36 | More by tbeckett
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BratTheWurst

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev 0%

04-25-2013 19:38:16 | More by BratTheWurst
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bmosh99

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev 0%

04-25-2013 01:46:45 | More by bmosh99
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Fuzzycuffs

Oregon

4/5  rDev +14.3%

04-24-2013 04:50:32 | More by Fuzzycuffs
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Garrett092112

Illinois

4/5  rDev +14.3%

04-24-2013 02:41:41 | More by Garrett092112
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SpongeRuiner

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev 0%

04-23-2013 23:58:47 | More by SpongeRuiner
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enelson

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

04-23-2013 23:23:57 | More by enelson
Samuel Adams Alpine Spring from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
80 out of 100 based on 2,412 ratings.