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

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Samuel Adams Alpine SpringSamuel Adams Alpine Spring

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2,512 Ratings

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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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Single bottle from a Sam Adams sampler pack. Picked up at a convenience store in New York state.

Poured into a pokal. Light, hazy yellow-orange, with a half-inch thick head that recedes quickly into a thin ring.

Nose is bready malt, herbal hops and a touch of lemon zest. Pleasant.

An enjoyable brew, light and refreshing, but with a bit of extra malt character to keep this from being just another lemon lager. The herbal hops are a nice touch as well. Medium bodied, mild carbonation, coats the tongue well enough.

Nice brew, I know I've said refreshing a few times already, but this brew is certainly that. I could see myself enjoying many of these in the summer heat - but it's also enjoyable in the dead of Smarch too. Worth a go.

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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.

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Orange gold cloudy with one inch of white head. Well laced.
Smell is yeast, citrus, and grain.
Taste is malts, lemon, wheat, a slight amount of euro type bitter hops. Alcohol is well hidden.
A medium body beer with good carbonation. Finish is very slightly dry. Very refreshing. Has a nice lemony tang. Overall a tasty beer that requires me to have another.

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Pours a hazy golden color with a big foamy white head.

Nice fruity aroma with a hint of hops.

Flavor is has a hint of spice mixing with bready malt flavors and slight fruit notes. Nice.

Glassy body has nice substance to it and isn't watery.

Overall a very nice beer. It's very refreshing and is a great choice for the hot Florida spring.

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[Best served in a Lager glass]

The pour was a hazy golden orange with a small (less than 1 finger) white creamy head that was mostly diminishing leaving a small collar of foam which allowed for some fair lacing.

The aroma was of straw malts, floral hops and an earthy yeast with notes of citrus (lemon) and a bit of honey.

The taste was mildly malty sweet with a hint of lemon and honey pretty much throughout with the end being rather yeasty and having a nice wheat citrus taste. The flavor lasted an average amount of time proceeding the swallow with the taste of citrus being most dominant.

Mouthfeel was just above light in body and a little watery in texture with a fizzy carbonation.

Overall a great spring/summer brew, one with a nice citrus wheat taste that is very refreshing, especially on a hot day...

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