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Alpine Lager - Moosehead Breweries Ltd.

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70
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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 2.88
pDev: 24.31%
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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Photo of Pisstank52
1.35/5  rDev -53.1%
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 Skizem
1.5/5  rDev -47.9%

Skizem, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of slackt
1.63/5  rDev -43.4%

slackt, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of cam477
1.75/5  rDev -39.2%

cam477, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of SlyBrew
2/5  rDev -30.6%

SlyBrew, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of biegaman
2.05/5  rDev -28.8%
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.

biegaman, Jul 13, 2006
Photo of CurtisD
2.25/5  rDev -21.9%

CurtisD, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of Shadman
2.33/5  rDev -19.1%
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.

Shadman, Jan 29, 2009
Photo of beerhunter13
2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

beerhunter13, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of biboergosum
2.5/5  rDev -13.2%
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 BrazilianAussie
2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

BrazilianAussie, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of IronDjinn
2.55/5  rDev -11.5%
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 johnnnniee
2.6/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

johnnnniee, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of pootz
2.65/5  rDev -8%
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.

pootz, Aug 25, 2006
Photo of juliendesrochers
2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

juliendesrochers, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of DreamDeath
2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

DreamDeath, May 18, 2014
Photo of nighthawk
2.75/5  rDev -4.5%
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 ZachT
2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

ZachT, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of socon67
2.78/5  rDev -3.5%
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 MMansfield
2.88/5  rDev 0%
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.

MMansfield, Sep 21, 2006
Photo of ofosho
2.93/5  rDev +1.7%
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).

ofosho, Oct 31, 2008
Photo of metter98
2.99/5  rDev +3.8%
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 Melomanemusher
3/5  rDev +4.2%

Melomanemusher, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of msondel
3/5  rDev +4.2%

msondel, Jun 22, 2013
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Alpine Lager from Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
70 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.