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Alpine Lager - Moosehead Breweries Ltd.

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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 2.91
pDev: 23.37%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 1
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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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

2.55/5  rDev -12.4%
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
More User Reviews:
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

2.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Big can from the State store in Charlottetown.
I tried this for the first time about twenty years ago and at the time thought it was a great beer, so when I saw it today I couldn't pass it up. Pours a brilliantly clear apple juice color with a good sized bubbly white head that lasts forever. Sweet bready pilsner and faint spicy floral hops. Flavor follows the aroma quite well. Drinkable but not nearly as spectacular as my memories.

Serving type: can

07-18-2014 20:38:08 | More by johnnnniee
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DreamDeath

New Brunswick (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

05-18-2014 06:17:50 | More by DreamDeath
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metter98

New York

2.99/5  rDev +2.7%
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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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-10-2013 22:34:45 | More by ZachT
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juliendesrochers

Quebec (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

08-28-2013 00:00:15 | More by juliendesrochers
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -39.9%

08-26-2013 01:28:23 | More by cam477
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SlyBrew

New Brunswick (Canada)

2/5  rDev -31.3%

08-18-2013 17:15:24 | More by SlyBrew
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jcubz

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +11.7%

07-17-2013 02:39:37 | More by jcubz
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msondel

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +3.1%

06-22-2013 03:30:21 | More by msondel
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sabertooth

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.21/5  rDev +10.3%
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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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -22.7%

02-19-2013 02:18:04 | More by CurtisD
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Stwinchy

Colorado

3/5  rDev +3.1%

12-11-2012 01:08:52 | More by Stwinchy
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BradMacMullin

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +11.7%

11-03-2012 20:20:43 | More by BradMacMullin
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Syl


4.73/5  rDev +62.5%
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 +21.3%
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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Melomanemusher

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev +3.1%

09-02-2012 03:51:47 | More by Melomanemusher
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lauries444

New Jersey

3/5  rDev +3.1%

05-19-2012 21:43:11 | More by lauries444
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

03-15-2012 15:21:02 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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Rlombardi75

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +20.3%

03-03-2012 18:32:12 | More by Rlombardi75
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BrazilianAussie

Brazil

2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

02-25-2012 11:40:48 | More by BrazilianAussie
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

02-20-2012 15:02:51 | More by beerhunter13
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Skizem

New Brunswick (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -48.5%

12-23-2011 22:41:32 | More by Skizem
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +3.1%

11-23-2011 02:57:54 | More by PEIhop
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beerphan

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev +6.5%
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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