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Alpine Lager - Moosehead Breweries Ltd.

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BA SCORE
70
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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 2.87
pDev: 24.04%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | 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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Reviews by beerphan:
Photo of beerphan
3.1/5  rDev +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.

beerphan, Sep 04, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of cam477
1.75/5  rDev -39%

cam477, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of beerhunter13
2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

beerhunter13, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of MJ63
3.5/5  rDev +22%

MJ63, Monday at 03:02 AM
Photo of biboergosum
2.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

341ml bottle, from the rather expansive beer fridge at Edmonton's most venerable of South Asian restaurants.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden straw colour, with two fingers of puffy, foamy, and soapy eggshell white head, which bleeds away quickly, leaving a more or less clean sheet in the way of lace anywhere in the vicinity of the glass.

It smells of musty corn grist, stale apple skin, pithy lemon juice, and a bit of earthy, dead leafy hops. The taste is semi-sweet barley and corn - bready, all - a muddled bland fruitiness, and somewhat tacky weedy, musty hops.

The carbonation is average, just a wan prickliness, the body medium-light in weight for the style, and actually too tight to be considered all that smooth, shucky darn. It finishes well off-dry, the mixed-breed malt sort of loitering with aimless intent, and the faint, astringently weedy hops still no fun.

A fairly typical and poundable (the suggested imbibing method), but snooze-inducing mass-market fizzy yellow water beer, even if it is made by a respectably independent Canadian brewer. And while I believe that there are mountain parks in New Brunswick, I doubt that there is anything resembling Alpine Lager's grandiose label imagery.

biboergosum, Jan 04, 2011
Photo of NJpadreFan
3.23/5  rDev +12.5%
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!

NJpadreFan, Oct 16, 2008
Photo of Pisstank52
1.35/5  rDev -53%
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!

Pisstank52, Dec 02, 2009
Photo of socon67
2.78/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

socon67, Sep 11, 2010
Photo of jcubz
3.25/5  rDev +13.2%

jcubz, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of juliendesrochers
2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

juliendesrochers, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of BrazilianAussie
2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

BrazilianAussie, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of metter98
2.99/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

metter98, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of IronDjinn
2.55/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

IronDjinn, Sep 06, 2004
Photo of CurtisD
2.25/5  rDev -21.6%

CurtisD, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of JackSkerry
3.53/5  rDev +23%
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!

JackSkerry, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of DreamDeath
2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

DreamDeath, May 18, 2014
Photo of Melomanemusher
3/5  rDev +4.5%

Melomanemusher, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of msondel
3/5  rDev +4.5%

msondel, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of nighthawk
2.75/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

nighthawk, Apr 27, 2009
Photo of medic25
3.13/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

medic25, Oct 31, 2007
Photo of sabertooth
3.21/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

sabertooth, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of Stwinchy
3/5  rDev +4.5%

Stwinchy, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of johnnnniee
2.6/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

johnnnniee, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of marc956
3.73/5  rDev +30%
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 !!

marc956, Aug 06, 2008
Photo of DenisKolkin
2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

DenisKolkin, Oct 14, 2014
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Alpine Lager from Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
70 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.