Samuel Adams Alpine Spring | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Borne of our brewers’ many trips to Germany, Alpine Spring features a unique blend of lager attributes: the balanced maltiness and hoppiness of a Helles, the smoothness and slightly higher alcohol of a traditional spring bock, and the unfiltered appearance of a Kellerbier. The beer is brewed with Noble Tettnang hops to add a unique, bright orange-citrusy aroma and flavor.

Added by BDIMike on 12-22-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,571
Reviews:
577
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
14.72%
 
 
Wants:
56
Gots:
283
For Trade:
1
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Reviews by rodney45:
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3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my 10 oz pilsner glass.

A: Hazy and yellowish sweet potato color. Big head foamy long lasting head.

S: Has a distinct belgian wit style aroma, almost like rye or whole wheat bread. Notes of orange and lemon zest.

T: First flavor profile is of wheat, malt, rye and slight lemon peel. Secondary notes are of orange zest and honey. Slight bitterness comes through, and yeast profile is strictly belgian lagering yeast, and has a golden bock feel. Finish is dry.

M: Medium to light body, with appropriate moderate carbonation. Low bitterness.

O: This german style unfiltered "pilsner" is a far cry from what we're all used to from Sam Adams, but its a nice solid change. You still get the constructed put together aspect of Sam Adams, rather than letting the ingredients work naturally, but i enjoyed the attempt. Gets better as it warms up.

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Photo of oberon
3.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had a bottle sample of this at work the other night,I guess it's taking the spring seasonal spot next year with the Noble Pils becoming year around.Poured lighter hazed golden with a well formed 1/2 finger sticky white head atop.Some honey malt in the nose and that is basically it,faint lemon as well.Sweetish honey flavors at the onset with some firm toasted grain flavors,a smattering herbal hops in the finish with faint lemon.Not bad I think it is a good selection for a spring seasonal,its lighter but with a little substance.

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A fair straw, with an orange underbelly. Sparse head with tight-ish lacing. Strong malt nose with a fair amount of overripe orange. A bit of lemon. Pretty good. Some tang at the outset with a grainy backdrop. The tang gives way to a strong, bready malt presence. Some nuttiness and some almost... graham cracker lays fat on the tongue. End mouthfeel could be a bit cleaner, but it's an eminently drinkable and flavorful beer.

Like It? I Do

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5/5  rDev +38.9%

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2/5  rDev -44.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by June 2012

A - Pours a hazy golden brown with two fingers of white head. Head has pretty good retention and leaves some spotty lacing.

S - Light bread aroma accompanied bit some citrus, some grassy hops and faint florals.

T - Nice bite of noble hops, some citrus, mostly orange peel and bread malts.

M - Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium, with a bit of bitter dryness on the finish.

O - Pretty enjoyable. I haven't had many in this style, and I like Surly Hell quite a bit more, but I would drink this again. It's an easy drinking, but still flavorful brew.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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Samuel Adams Alpine Spring from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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