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Alpine Lager - Moosehead Breweries Ltd.

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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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-30-2003)
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Photo of Syl
4.73/5  rDev +64.8%
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.

Photo of TwinSox33
4.33/5  rDev +50.9%
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)

Photo of canucklehead
4.08/5  rDev +42.2%
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.

Photo of TeamSeinfeld
4/5  rDev +39.4%
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.

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 !!

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!

Photo of MJ63
3.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Rlombardi75
3.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of PiratePete
3.33/5  rDev +16%
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.

Photo of jcubz
3.25/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of BradMacMullin
3.25/5  rDev +13.2%

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!

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.

Photo of Gsmack
3.16/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of wordemupg
3.15/5  rDev +9.8%
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

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.

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.

Photo of Melomanemusher
3/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of msondel
3/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Stwinchy
3/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of PEIhop
3/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of lauries444
3/5  rDev +4.5%

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.

Photo of ofosho
2.93/5  rDev +2.1%
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).

Photo of MMansfield
2.88/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Alpine Lager from Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
70 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.