Jån Alpine White Lager
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JÃ¥n Alpine White LagerJÃ¥n Alpine White Lager
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Style:
Lager - American
Ranked #79
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
84
Ranked #31,907
Avg:
3.76 | pDev: 10.64%
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
110
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New York, United States
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Year-round
Wants
  3
Gots
  15
SCORE
84
Good
JÃ¥n Alpine White LagerJÃ¥n Alpine White Lager
Notes: Formerly Jan Olympic White Lagrrr
Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 110 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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cbutova from Massachusetts

3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- A tall can into a tulip glass with a lightly hazed pale yellow hue and a one inch head. The cap has a thick and frothy texture and fairly good retention. Thicks webs of lacing form as the head falls down with thin webs down the glass below that.

S- Flowery and herbal spiciness off the top with some notes of orange peel to round it out with the pale crackery grains. Orange peel, a hint of citrus tartness, pink peppercorn, yeast spice, vanilla sweets, lemongrass and bread. Very floral.

T- Is there lemongrass in this? It comes off extremely herbal, floral and zesty like an orange/lemon peel without much bitterness. Hints of pepper and coriander. Just massively flowery and herbal/spicy. A light sweetness and a fair bit of herbal bitterness. A touch bready to round it all out.

MF- Light bodied but a very smooth and silky creamy texture. Carbonation comes down at a fairly high level and it ends with zesty bitterness and floral notes lingering forever.

Seems like there is some lemongrass and citrus zest added to this one as it comes off extremely herbal like a tea and very flowery with a light sweetness and bready grains. A bit over the top with the spices to be honest.

Nov 03, 2019
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a Spiegelau wheat glass from a one pint can on July 29, 2019. Sweet citrus, delicate flowery herbal and complex spice aromas and flavors. Smooth soft light malt, finishes very dry and clean with an orange tang and some soft herbal complexity.

Sep 24, 2019
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Undated can; drank 8/18/19 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy dandelion appearance.

A rough pour yielded a HUGE, noisy bright white head; thick, frothy lace.

Soap & mild pine notes in the nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Soap, pine & candle wax flavors up front; mild banana notes on the finish.

If you ever wanted to lick a bar of soap, have I got a beer for you...

Aug 19, 2019
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DefenCorps from Oregon

3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can from Bantam Market

A mildly hazy light orange with a rapidly receding head. The nose is bright and citrusy with a little lemon and orange and even a little coriander. The palate opens light and delicately fruity and spicy, mildly sweet. Coriander, peach, orange, a little white pepper. Medium light in body, moderately carbonated. Drying, mildly fruity finish. Solid.

Aug 03, 2019
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Claude-Irishman from New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy,golden yellow with a nice white fluffy head. Smells lemony,fresh,clean. Tastes like their might be grains of paradise, lemon, spices I cannot identify-Feels overall refreshing and delicious with lemon sherbet type taste and feel. Overall very good in my opinion. This beer has added spices.

Feb 13, 2019
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EMV from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a tallboy can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Hazed golden pour with massive fluffy white head. Great retention and lacing.

S: Yeast and citrus... wheat, lemon, and spice.

T/F: Follows the nose. Grains/wheat with a yeasty Witbier flavor. Nice lemon... mild spice... some sweetness followed by bittering hops. Well balanced... super drinkable.

O: An outstanding Witbier. A hard style to make exciting/interesting but Singlecut pulls it off here. Recommended.

Jan 18, 2019
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Ronl12 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can into pub glass. No date
Look is fairly clear yellow. Smell is yeasty and balanced. Taste is same as nose. Feel is light. Overall a very good lager. Would drink again.

Jan 18, 2019
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Welcome back to my Happy CAN A New Singlecut Be All The Beer That It Takes To Make Me Happy On A Sunday (Week 724)?!? It is to be a CANcerted effort to drink, review and rate some beers in the furtherance of The CANQuest (tm) while also taking part in NBS. As always, thoughts & opinions expressed are not necessarily my own. Stamp help out!

From the CAN: "Rulpsen says: 'Come visit our brewery!"; "SingleCut Beersmiths is proud to maintain the American tradition of beer locally made from craft by zealots/lunatics who believe hard work, truth, pride and passion should always come before profit."

I Crack!ed open the vent & gave it a C-Line Glug to produce just over a finger of foamy, fizzy, soapy, bone-white head with limited retention. Color was a deeply-hazy/lightly-cloudy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5). Nose was interesting with a breadiness that was joined by a soft spiciness. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium, but very soft in the mouth & on the tongue. The taste was interesting, like a lightly spiced simple lager. It was not as spicy as its Witbier counterparts, but this worked to its advantage, IMO. If it is to be reviewed as a Lager, then it should bear at least a passing resemblance to a Lager & it managed to maintain its breadiness throughout in spite of having spices as adjuncts. Finish was dry, which is to be expected when spices are involved. This was an interesting interpretation of the style.

Jan 06, 2019
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metter98 from New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is rather hazy pale yellow in color. It poured with a thin layer of white bubbles covering the surface.
S: Light aromas of orange peels are present in the nose along with notes of corn.
T: The taste follows the smell and starts off with some aromas of corn and finishes with hints of orange peels and spices.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This lager tastes like a refined version of a lawnmower beer and has some interesting aromas and spices of orange zest and spices.

Serving type: can

Dec 22, 2018
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322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The can I bought says Jan Alpine White Lager. From the website: “THE OLFACTORY IS working overtime, noting the distinct sweet citrus, delicate flowery herbal and complex citrus spice aromas and flavors of this lager. Smooth soft light malt, finishes very dry and clean with an orange zest bitterness. Perhaps our ultimate patio brew. ABV: 5.2%”. Nice beer

Nov 06, 2018
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ShoreGoodBeer from New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hazy with a citrus nose that makes me think more Belgian Wit than Lager, but it works very well. Feels a bit thin but smooth with a high carbonation to pair.

Jan 30, 2017
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BranfordBound from Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had a 5oz pour at the brewery on 6/25 into a snifter glass. Jan comes out a slightly hazy yellow color with a fluffy white head.

Sort of a witbier aroma here, some orange citrus notes, sweetness, bit of spice and malt. Flavor is just like the aroma, cracker like malts, middle sweetness with a prominent citrus and floral note. Finishes pretty clean and with a lingering grapefruit like sweetness.

Overall I enjoyed this beer. It definitely tricks you into thinking it's not a lager. I quaffed this one heartily in the summer heat.

Jun 27, 2016
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brentk56 from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Arrives with a golden color and a frothy head that fades quickly; not much lacing action

Smell: Orange and citrusy, with bready, herbal tones

Taste: Wheat bread flavor, up front, with both the grain and slightly tart tones; orange and other citrus flavors with a subtle herbal character; bready flavors return in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Decent but not particularly memorable, particularly when contrasted with the brewery's other beers

Aug 23, 2015
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pinyin from New York

4.4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served in a flite glass at the brewery ~39F.

I know this uses a lager yeast but somehow Singlecut managed to make it taste no so lagery. I don't get any of those yeasty or malty ketones that are usually present in a helles or adjunct lager.

It really tasted like a glass of fresh squeezed tangerine juice to me, and it even had a similar texture and color.

A little bit cloudy, light orange copper. Fruit juicey nose with a light but present body and texture.

Almost zero alcohol taste at all.

I would definitely purchase again and certainly in a growler.

Singlecut just keeps getting better and better in the flavor department, and their distribution footprint is also getting wider in terms of draft kegs.

Aug 18, 2015
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Phigg1102 from New York

3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Flavor was ok, but it felt quite watery. After reading some other descriptions it sounds like there might be some consistancy issues. I'll stick with Singlecut IPA's.

Jul 16, 2015
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GreesyFizeek from New York

3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a hazy yellow, with a half inch head, and a good amount of lacing.

This one smells like mild wit spicing, esters, and citrus.

This is a very drinkable, but slightly boring lager. The wit spicing on this one is pretty subtle, which is honestly good in my book. But beyond some generic citrus, there's not a whole lot else to this one. Don't get me wrong, it tastes good, but there's not much to this one.

This is light bodied, with a juicy and crisp mouthfeel, along with a normal level of carbonation.

A little pedestrian but ultimately still pretty tasty anyway.

Apr 10, 2015
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plaid75 from New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

On draft at Black Bear, Mineola, NY.

Poured a hazy straw hue with a two finger foamy white head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell featured moderate esters.

The taste was likewise estery with a grainy pane malt and herbal hop.

The mouthfeel was full for the style.

Overall an interesting take on a wit. Light and refreshing.

Aug 19, 2014
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mdfb79 from New York

3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From 07/29/14 notes. had this on tap at Fool's Gold in NYC. 16 oz. pour in a pint glass for $5, can't beat that price.

a - Pours a yellow-golden color with one finger of fluffy bright white head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks good.

s - Smells of oranges, citrus hops, fruity malts, tropical fruits, spice, pepper, floral notes, herbal notes, and earthy malts. A nice nose, lots of citrus and oranges which I like a lot.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, pepper, spices, bready malts, fruity malts, oranges, tropical notes, wheat, and grains. More bread and spice here and less hops and citrus, but nice.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Not bitter, pretty easy to drink overall.

o - Overall not my favorite witbier or SingleCut beer, but it is a decent to good witbier...I see it as a better Blue Moon. Little too much spice and pepper in the taste for me; if the hops from the nose came through more in the taste this could be a big winner. Worth checking out, could see a lot of non-craft fans who like Blue Moon loving this one.

Jul 30, 2014
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Johnny_Muir from New Jersey

3.34/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pint glass on tap in Brooklyn. I was initially very excited when I saw the description for this beer. The appearance and smell were amazing and pungent. I love all things Wit, but the amount of grapefruit in this beer is overwhelming to the point where it just wasnt enjoyable to drink. Tweak the recipe and you'd have an excellent beer.

Feb 09, 2014
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jerrytodd from New York

4.07/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Suggested by my friend, in all the times I've come to the brewery I never tried this one

A: Hazy! This is based on a witbier and it very much has that appearance. Light straw color with a touch of yellow hue, excellent head and retention.

S: Wow. A bouquet of orange blossom, spice, rose, pepper and sweet wheat malt. Amazing

T: I was not prepared for the uniqueness of this brew! Overall taste of light bitter orange with a tea-like spice complexity. Finishes with a nice bite from pink peppercorns. Goes down too easily.

M: NIce body without compromising drinkability.

O: Not a style I'd reach for as I'm a hop-head but I can see the popularity of this brew

Dec 01, 2013
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dar482 from New York

4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a cloudy gold color.

The aroma is fresh and spicy with pepper and coriander, herby and wheat.

The flavor follows with a wheat and biscuit breadiness, but also spice with the pepper.

It's an interesting drinking beer. It's for those who like spicy wheat beers. Mouthfeel is light, but the flavor makes up for that.

Jun 24, 2013
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