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: 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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Photo of CowsCanBark
4.05/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer on-tap at the T.G.I. Fridays in Exton, PA. I hastily jotted down notes on my shitty old ass phone.

Delivered in a 22 oz. (frosted, of course) mug. It was actually the perfect temperature, though, so it was okay.

Appearance: Came to me with a one-finger bone-white head and a very cloudy (unfiltered) dark orange hue. There was decent lacing left on the glass.

Smell: Malts, sweet orange/citrus, mild hops

Taste: Very light. Sweet malts, apricots, orange/citrus, very fruity all around. There was also the tiniest bitterness and a bit of spicy character. The finish was a bit watery as well.

Mouthfeel: Light to moderate body, high carbonation, smooth.

Overall: My first beer of the style and I am pleasantly impressed. An overall nice spring beer that I'd be happy to order another 22 oz. mug of.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.87/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

served into a russian river goblet

freshness date of late june 2012

pours a honey caramel with a smaller than average head

aroma of spices, malt, citrus, and some hoppiness. this one seems to have it all

very interesting. citrus to start, a sweet maltyness kicks in, finishes slightly bitter.

this beer is getting better and better with each drink

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3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
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4.7/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers I have ever had. Seasonal release that hasn't returned since Spring 2013. I miss it dearly.

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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