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Alpine Lager - Moosehead Breweries Ltd.

Alpine LagerAlpine Lager

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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 2.93
pDev: 23.55%


Brewed by:
Moosehead Breweries Ltd. visit their website
New Brunswick, Canada

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-30-2003)
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metter98

New York

2.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: The beer is crystal clear deep yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that quickly died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of apples and corn adjuncts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the corn is a bit stronger and the adjunct malts contribute a slight amount of sweetness.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied and clean on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to be a bit heavier in body and tastier compared to other beers in the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 16:59:38 | More by metter98
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sabertooth

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Alpine pours a clear yellow with a soapy head that fades quite quickly. Its clean looking like the avg. lager.

Smells like corn, malt, and quite hoppy, with a touch of lemon in the background.

You get that corn taste straight up, followed by the malt, lemon, and a mild hop bite in the end.

Light body, High end of medium carb. Crisp and easy going.

Everyone I know drinks the stuff here in New Brunswick. It was also my go to beer a year or two ago. Its a simple crisp lager with a tiny hint of lemon and mild hoppy burn finish.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 05:20:17 | More by sabertooth
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Syl


4.73/5  rDev +61.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Alpine Lager is a very popular beer to those from the maritimes.
It has been part of many people's teenage years and somewhat represents rebellion as PW Oland went against his father's will to brew this refreshing lager.

This award winning lager is a best seller in New-Brunswick, it's hometown.
It is the preferred choice of maritimers since 1937.

5% ABV, slow aged, medium body with a fleeting hop bitterness and slightly sweet malty aroma.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 13:42:43 | More by Syl
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JackSkerry

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

New Brunswick's favourite beer. Everyone grew up with someone in their family drinking this lager brewed by Moosehead Breweries. This beer was the social lubricant in many family outings.

Very drinkable lager. Best served ice cold, directly out of the bottle while doing something with your hands (i.e. painting, fixing your car, bbqing, etc.).

You gotta live here to get it!

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 13:29:16 | More by JackSkerry
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beerphan

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can -> american pint
Received as a gift at Super Ball 9 from our Canadian neighbors.

Pours a remarkably clear golden yellow with big thin wispy white head that disappears faster than i can type. Leaving only faintest milky way of suds. Scarce blotches of thin lace. Carbonation is constant and robust.

Nose: Faint grain, corn

Thin crisp mouth. Starts off with twinges of sweet pale malt, that almost syrupy light taste last throughout. A small hop bit tries to balance with sweet, but doesn't quite get there. Light and easy to drink, without being offensive. A big plus in this category.

I reviewed this beer based on its style, not on it compared to an IPA. Most reviews on this site for this beer are biased, wish more people would review a beer for what its trying to be, not what they prefer. Appearance for this beer should be off the charts, it really LOOKS great. End rant.

Serving type: can

09-04-2011 20:06:37 | More by beerphan
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

2.83/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a clear pale golden colour, with one finger of thin soapy white head, which bleeds away quickly, leaving a clean sheet in the way of lace. It smells of musty grain, and a bit of earthy hops. The taste is semi-sweet barley and corn, and somewhat acrid, weedy hops. The carbonation is average, the body light, and slightly fizzy. It finishes with some faint, astringent weedy hops.

A fairly typically poundable (the suggested imbibing method), but snooze-inducing mass-market fizzy yellow water beer, even if it is made by an independent.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2011 01:40:40 | More by biboergosum
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socon67

New York

2.78/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Okay, so I'm not expecting much from this. Alpine pours gold with practically no foam. Has a bit of a musty smell. Almost skunky and not something anyone would particularly like. The taste is a crisp lager. Its not terrible, but nothing to seek out. The carbonation is too heavy for my liking. It is drinkable though not sure why you would.

Serving type: on-tap

09-11-2010 21:17:29 | More by socon67
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Pisstank52

Ontario (Canada)

1.35/5  rDev -53.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Bought this beer when I visited Prince Edward Island. And I got to be honest with you , if I was dying of thirst , I die before I drink this eh! The only thing I'd do with this beer is wash my golf bag or someother bag eh! If your looking to kick yourself in the nuts , but don't have the courage. Just drink a bottle of this , because the results would be the same eh!

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2009 00:27:47 | More by Pisstank52
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355ml can poured into pint glass nov10 2009

A clear straw yellow with a finger of head that turns too a thin film in no time and leaves no lace

S some sweet grains with some faint hops and some grass/hay

T not far off the smell, nothing great but nothing offensive either

M crisp and well carbonated perhaps the highlight for this beer

D easy enough too drink, and overall fairly drinkable

I doubt I will drink this again anytime soon, not because its a bad beer I just think money would be better spent elsewhere

Serving type: can

11-11-2009 03:47:21 | More by wordemupg
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nighthawk

Nova Scotia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

473 mL (160z) can with no freshness date poured into pint glass.

Crystal clear pale yellow body with a bone-white, moderate foamy head. Some lacing is left until the head dissipates entirely about a quarter of the way down.

Corn, sweet grain nose. Faint hop grassiness.

Clean, crisp, almost tasteless until the hops are mildly felt on the finish. Hints of sweet corn maybe. Thin to moderate body with low carbonation.

It doesn't get any more 'meh' than this. It's certainly not offensive, except that it's the beer version of pablum.

Serving type: can

04-27-2009 21:44:03 | More by nighthawk
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Shadman

Alberta (Canada)

2.33/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This stuff seems to be more and more available thank in part to the larger number of Maritimers that have moved the Alberta.

Looks like most AAL's in color and clarity. Certainly likes to form a foamy, bone white head when poured vigorously into a glass. Some sticky lacing left behind as I drained the glass.

Sweet grainy aroma with a touch of tin-like smell thrown in.

Wow. Not much there. Thin, thin, thin malt. Just slightly grainy. Slightly bitter, almost tinny & metallic. Wants to finish dry, but ends up tasting slightly astringent.

Watery and quite light in feel and body.

AS one reviewer stated oh-so-well....it's a bargain brew in a premium prom dress. At over $23.00 per case of 12 I can spend my money in better places. You should too.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2009 00:28:54 | More by Shadman
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ofosho

New Hampshire

2.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

(From a limited, dated journal): Pale straw color; fruity, hoppy nose with hints of lemon; taste has notes of citrus and biscuits with a backdrop of hops. This beer has more character than I was expecting (at least compared to standard American lagers).

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2008 22:35:58 | More by ofosho
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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

3.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Alpine Lager

On tap everywhere in St. John! Even the outdoor table umbrellas advertise Alpine!

A- Bright bubbly clear yellow with a huge soapy white head.
S- Sweet corn malt with hay/ straw hops.
T- Just like it smells. A good blend of the sweet corn adjunct like malt and a dry wet straw/ hay hop flavor. Slightly watery but an non offense macro.
M- Sweet and slightly earthy. Typical watery macro body. Easy drinker.

Overall- Actually not bad. I easily drank a pint of this and moved up to something a little more bold. Regardless, give it a shot it's an easy BBQ beer!

Serving type: on-tap

10-16-2008 20:55:30 | More by NJpadreFan
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marc956

Texas

3.73/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A must when in New Brunswick (a Canadian province north of Maine), whether if singing Quebecois + Acadian songs with friends or at the local bar / club. This stuff is better than over-marketed Moosehead but don't drink it too fast. Lachez pas la patatte, mes amis !!

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2008 07:49:57 | More by marc956
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TwinSox33

New Hampshire

4.33/5  rDev +47.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Probably Canada's finest macro lager! Thanks to the NB crew for bringing this down to the NASCAR race in Loudon every summer. Great brew, very smooth, just the right amount of carbonation. The taste is sweet, grainy, and slightly hopped. I could pound these badboys all day. Now that Moosehead invested in a US headquarters in Colorado, they have no more excuse for not bringing it to the USA. It would kick the shit out of all the other Canadian imported brands hands down. (And I am admittedly a Molson guy myself)

Serving type: can

02-22-2008 05:21:30 | More by TwinSox33
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medic25

Connecticut

3.13/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A buddy brought this back from a Canadian road trip. Pours with an attractive foamy head, golden yellow color. Aroma is a little malty. Taste was surprisingly pleasant, more so than what I expected. A little sweet, but with a taste of hops that was surprising. Goes down very easy; I made sure to wait for the right mood to sample this macro (right after hockey). For a macro, I've had worse and/or more boring.

Serving type: can

10-31-2007 05:03:08 | More by medic25
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MMansfield

Nova Scotia (Canada)

2.88/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up an 8 pack of cans at the NSLC.

Appearance: Pours a clear-golden colour with a small fizzy white head that immediately dissolves into a lacing, which disappears soon after.

Aroma: Lots of malt character blended with a cheap bitter detergent scent.

Taste: Nice malts, crisp and refreshing. Slight bitterness in the finish. Not a lot of flavour, but what you would expect from the style.

Mouthfeel: Lots of carbonation here, smooth compared to other american lagers.

Final Statement: This is one of the better macro lagers. It's crisp and refreshing. Good for fishing on hot summer days, or even out in the winter air.

Serving type: can

09-20-2006 23:07:30 | More by MMansfield
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pootz

Ontario (Canada)

2.65/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

cheap golden adjunct lager from Canada's last national brewey, Moosehead...bargain beer at national premium prices..pretty much the cheapest brew on the east coast...fizzy...weak head, that won't last, corny sweetness in the nose and weak body...light grainy tastes under the dextrin sweetness...harsh when served warmer.. with a dry finish...cheap beer that won't kill you but there is lots better.

Serving type: can

08-25-2006 19:22:13 | More by pootz
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

2.05/5  rDev -30%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Sampled from a can that was brought back from New Brunswick. Makeup is predominantly a malt mix, far to the bready side of things. A little on the gritty side. Some copper notes with no discernable hops. Little balance and seems like it could use alittle more maturing... a little more ingredients too - this is a weak lager; low drinkability in my taste. This is right on par with all other Canadian macro swill.

Serving type: can

07-13-2006 01:26:52 | More by biegaman
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

2.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Those wily marketers from Atlantic Canada, this is only available out here in an 8-pack of cans. It pours out of one of those cans a light clear gold colour, bordering on yellow. Small white head on the pour, it lingers for a minute or so as it recedes. The nose is incredibly sweet, which lets me know a lot of corn gave their lives to make this beer, with a faint trace of actual grains found beneath it. The aroma gets funkier as the beer warms up, the adjuncts make themselves much more apparent, sugar also seems to be a key ingredient. The flavour itself is pretty nondescript, bland, almost like cardboard. The perils of pouring it into a glass. As it warms there is an underlying sweetness to it that lingers in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is average for this type of beer, not full over the palate, but it's not watery either, the carbonation holds up on its end. I have to admit I enjoyed this more drinking it out of the can. Yet I don't think I'll be buying anymore of this, epecially with Great Western now competing in that niche. The 8-pack is also a turn off, as you are still paying a great deal more for those extra 2 cans. Might as well buy a 12 of some good stuff then if you're going to go in that direction.

Serving type: can

09-06-2004 16:17:35 | More by IronDjinn
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is only found in BC in The Atlantic Trap and Grill Bar. I had a few of these and bygod this is not a bad lager. Well headed and full bodied this beer could be one of the best macro lagers in Canada. The finish is just right with a decent amount of hops. Very drinkable and kinda cool in its old school bottle.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2004 00:29:08 | More by canucklehead
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TeamSeinfeld

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is definitly a good beer, tasted a little too sweet for me, but the sweetness doesn't overwhelm the obvious quality behind this beer. The price is right too. You can usually get it on sale in minn. for under $10. Worth the price, try it, you'll like it.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2004 03:07:54 | More by TeamSeinfeld
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PiratePete

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

When one lives in the Canadian Province of New Brunswick it is impossible to not be aware of Alpine Lager. With a tradition going back 60+ years it is the number one selling beer in the province from the local Moosehead Breweries. The ads say "Ya gotta live here to get it."

You can not go anywhere in NB without seeing it or being offered it. Pours out a pale gold/yellow with a white head that drops a bit soon after to a smaller head that stays in the glass. Some lacing. The nose is a tiny bit skunky but it doesn't really put one off. Malt and hops are definitely ingredients 'cause you can smell them in a pleasant aromatic way. A bit fruity/sugary too. A full taste in the mouth. Thick and a little heavy. A very slight metalic flavour in the aftertaste. It is a serious drinking beer. Its not my style yet when so many lagers are like water Alpine does have some substance. Get it when you visit NB.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2003 16:19:30 | More by PiratePete
Alpine Lager from Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
71 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.