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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
579
Ratings:
2,573
pDev:
14.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
59
Gots:
289
Trade:
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Photo of stevoj
3.28/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A nice touch of hops livens up this lager. Color is hazy golden with a small, creamy head. Aroma is hops and lemons, taste is the same with some butter. This is a pretty good beer from Sam Adams....

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Photo of 1971bernat
2/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of unclekeith
3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a glossy burnt pale dried wood color with a slight transparency about it. Carbonation bubbles could be seen moderately rising. Head was somewhat fizzy and settled super quick.
The aroma had a citrusy pop to it discovering a light grassy to earthy maltiness and giving a little bit of breadiness.
The flavor was semi-sweet with a touch of the earthiness subsiding to impart a fairly balanced bready to earthy sort of aftertaste, somewhat sticky.
The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied, seemed to sit just a touch under and gently tickle a little bit of cloying quality to my tongue. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate. Finish was semi-sticky.
Overall, while I tend to like this more for me for the aroma and flavor, the mouthfeel is it's downfall with the cloying quality about it.

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Photo of NickFry9
3.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeilSilber1
4.06/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting style with sharp slightly citrus notes.

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Photo of q33jeff
2.04/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

**
02/09/12
Bottle to pint glass.

AROMA: Pine, a little citrus
LOOK: Cloudy Yellow
TASTE: Hops,
FEEL: Thin, but at least finishes smooth.

Not Fun, Not Funny.


**

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Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dag1991
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hardy008
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

Hazy amber with a small white head, with decent retention and lacing. Has a herbal grassy / grainy aroma.
Tastes much like it smells with some some bread malts, and light citrus.
Medium bodied with average carbonation. A decent beer, but nothing special.

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Photo of Tschnab
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dreizhen
3.78/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HeartofMiami
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is an opaque dark tan color with a moderate foamy white head. It has very little scent at all besides maybe a faint citrusy aroma. It has a very crisp, refreshing taste, but nothing too complex flavor wise. It tastes like nothing so much as beer with a little malty citrusy flavor. There’s nothing too exciting here, but it’s definitely very drinkable. I wouldn’t call it one of my favorite Sam Adam’s beers, but I would say it’s probably a little above average for what they offer.

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Photo of Aoyoc
3.14/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IckyT2012
3.65/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JLK7299
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChrisMyhre
3.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mcataldo8
3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of robear
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of poppollutesminds
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zylod
3.34/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Samuel Adams Alpine Spring from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 2,573 ratings