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Alpine Lager - Moosehead Breweries Ltd.

Alpine LagerAlpine Lager

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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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-30-2003)
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Reviews by Shadman:
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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
More User Reviews:
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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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British Columbia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

10-10-2013 22:34:45 | More by ZachT
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Quebec (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

08-28-2013 00:00:15 | More by juliendesrochers
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Newfoundland (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -40.3%

08-26-2013 01:28:23 | More by cam477
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New Brunswick (Canada)

2/5  rDev -31.7%

08-18-2013 17:15:24 | More by SlyBrew
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Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

07-17-2013 02:39:37 | More by jcubz
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3/5  rDev +2.4%

06-22-2013 03:30:21 | More by msondel
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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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New Brunswick (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -23.2%

02-19-2013 02:18:04 | More by CurtisD
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3/5  rDev +2.4%

12-11-2012 01:08:52 | More by Stwinchy
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3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

11-03-2012 20:20:43 | More by BradMacMullin
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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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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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Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev +2.4%

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

3/5  rDev +2.4%

05-19-2012 21:43:11 | More by lauries444
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New Brunswick (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

03-15-2012 15:21:02 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

03-03-2012 18:32:12 | More by Rlombardi75
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2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

02-25-2012 11:40:48 | More by BrazilianAussie
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Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

02-20-2012 15:02:51 | More by beerhunter13
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New Brunswick (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -48.8%

12-23-2011 22:41:32 | More by Skizem
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3/5  rDev +2.4%

11-23-2011 02:57:54 | More by PEIhop
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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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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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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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Alpine Lager from Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
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