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

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2,462 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,462
Reviews: 570
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 15.14%
Wants: 34
Gots: 137 | 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%

Hessian257, Jan 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

OriolesFan1008, May 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

ChrisMon02, Mar 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

sgoro, Jan 30, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 04-05-2012
Freshness: Best by July 2012
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle
Glassware: Sam Adams perfect pint
Purchased: 12-pack from Kroger

Bought this in the Brewer's Choice variety pack.

Mostly clear but slightly hazy appearance. Color is honey yellow. The head is a couple of fingers high and white, with lacing and retention both good.

Aromas are floral with a lemon and citrus character. Taste is somewhat tart from the citrus flavors. Clean and sweet, with almost no bitterness. Really tasty overall.

Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing - highly carbonated with a medium body. Finish is balanced between tartness and sweetness.

Overall a nice combination of citrus and lager qualities. Well done and recommended.

sommersb, Apr 06, 2012
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3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle best by june

Pours a cloudy gold with a soapy white head. Doesn't really have that unfiltered look like the label claims. Smell is cascade hops and a little sweet malt. Taste is bready citrus zest with a sweet lemon rind aftertaste. As it warms, there is a hint of pepper or clove. Some skunky grains are present as well. Decent carbonation and medium-mild feel.

Overall very drinkable, a little too much on the sweet side. With some more hop bite, this could be a favorite.

jimmah120, Mar 18, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It's been a while since I've written a review, although I've been keeping notes faithfully. But tonight, I thought I'd try this one, and I'd forgotten how much fun it is to review as you drink the beer.

This one poured out nice and yellow, with a clear body topped with a two finger head. The head was composed of fine bubbles, somewhat rocky, and it persisted for most of the glass.

Aroma was definitely German influenced. There's a characteristic hop aroma that can't be mistaken. Floral notes dominated, but citrus was present as well. Toasted grains and lager yeast came through too.

Taste was wonderful, especially since it's been a month since my last beer (gasp!). Bready/doughy malt flavors, with floral hop overtones. Long, slightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel was excellent. Crisp and smooth, with the right amount and kind of carbonation. It does coat the tongue a little, however. That part was kind of odd.

Overall a good beer, and one worthy of the company. I like most of their beers, but this one stands out a little above the pack.

connecticutpoet, Sep 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

NYR_Rob, Feb 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Camjmorton, Jun 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

bmjivi221, Dec 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

mattreitz49, Jan 21, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Light peach hue with a big foamy head--good retention and really nice lacing

S: Grainy and bready but a crisp citrus and floral hop aroma with a touch of coriander, apples, pears, and lemon rind; this is a subtle aroma but still pretty complex

T: Balanced between fruity (citrus, apples, pears) hops and bready toasty malts; this is a nice beer

F: Fairly creamy; medium body; good overall feel--a touch thin on the back end

O: Such a refreshing seemingly simple and yet crisp and complex beer; I will enjoy this a couple times for some early spring grilling

dbossman, Apr 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Elicoleman, Sep 03, 2014
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kingmaker, Mar 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

JimGlonke, May 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

gshackles, Feb 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

JamesStreet, May 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

GFD400, Mar 02, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light orange and slightly hazy. Descent head which sticks around a while and forms some lace.

Fruit and bread notes in the nose.

Bread-like malt character. Apricot and mango sweetness. Citric hop bitterness is not over powering yet compliments the fruity character. Semi-tart finish with lingering mellow yeast flavor. Good balance.

Lighter bodied. Crisp and lively carbonation. Smooth texture and a crisp, clean finish.

Pretty descent. Has that classic Sam Adams taste. Fresh tasting and very drinkable.

bnes09, Jan 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Mikeypnh, Jul 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

hockeyfighter19, Sep 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

HamGlade10, Feb 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

johntfox, May 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

dalepryor, May 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Stevie_Janowski, Mar 16, 2013
Samuel Adams Alpine Spring from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
80 out of 100 based on 2,462 ratings.