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

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Samuel Adams Alpine SpringSamuel Adams Alpine Spring

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

Style: German 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.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from the bottle into a pilsner glass. Body is (slightly) hazy golden-yellow with a small (half-finger) white head. Lots of visible fine-bubbled carbonation rising. Leaves behind a little bit of lace.

S: Sweet fruitiness, cereal grains and bread dough. A touch of floral hops.

T: Follows the nose, pretty much: some grain up front, fruitiness in the middle with a touch of spiciness, then finishes with a semi-dry floral hoppiness. Lingering touch of bitterness fighting with the fruity sweetness for dominance. Fruit and floral hops prevail ultimately.

M: Heavier than your usual light-bodied lager; close to medium weight. Carbonation is modest and fairly soft.

O: Good. A nice spring bock - if only they'd released it in April or May maybe I'd buy a sixer of it instead of the single that I purchased at Price Chopper tonight (January 19, 2012).

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz from a six at the Teeter.

A - pours a cloudy orangish gold with a thin half finger head.

S - bread, floral hops.

T - more of the same. Brings me back to my early days of drinking beer. Remember those? The pilsner/lager days. There was no thoughts of Belgian ipas, ibu's, gravity, or choco coffee portrerstoutness. . Just beer. This is a step above some of those offerings (Meister Brau , The Beast, etc.) for sure. The slight hop presence is notable.

M - good mouthfeel, crisp, great balance.

O - While I will miss the usual SA spring offering ( the spring ale from the last few years) , this is a solid helles offering, and makes for a good session beer. Also, would make more sense in the spring/summer, verses a January release.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this in the bottle and poured it into a pint glass. The appearance of this sam adams was good. Nice decent head. The smell was citrusy. The taste was pretty good. The beer had decent carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, it was a B in my book. I actually couldn't find where the ABV was on the bottle so I am surprised to see that it was 5.5%.

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Samuel Adams Alpine Spring from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 2,574 ratings