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.

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Photo of Bryfind
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of Didier
4/5  rDev +11.1%

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

12oz bottle served in a pint glass.

pours a light amber / golden yellow tone while yielding about a 1" off-white head, modest retention and lacing. nose isn't the most dynamic aroma you'll come across but offers a decent hoppy melange of pine, grass, and citrus, followed by a subdued though discernible malt presence.

flavor delivers more of the same. pine, citrus, and some grassy hops balanced by toasted malt and a hint of honey in the finish. not bad. medium-light on the palate with average carbonation.

i feel like i say this in all my sam adams reviews but it applies again: nothing spectacular but an easy-drinking, relatively tasty offering. you could certainly do a lot worse.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew is labeled as "Spring Lager" in Canada
A - hazy golden organge, two fingers of fizzy head bubbled away slowly to a thin covering
S - citrus and toasted grain up front, mild raw honey, and light greens
T - pleasant orange citrus and floral hops dominate, raw and toasty grain malt, light fresh greens and mild buttery flavour
M - light body with medium carbonation, finishes tart and slightly dry
O - a tasty and easy drinking warm weather beer, nice compliment with my fish dinner

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of bookerandy
3/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of corby112
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden orange color with a two finger frothy white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic spotty lacing.

Slightly earthy aroma with grassy, piny hops followed by subtle citrus/tropical fruit notes and pale malt. Hints of grapefruit, pineapple and orange peel counter the floral notes. Also, there's some bready yeast and biscuity malt.

On the lighter end of medium bodied with a nice earthy hop presence up front that provides a decent amount of dry bitterness which lingers over the sweeter notes into a slightly dry finish. Dry and sticky with some grassy pine needle flavor which is countered by citrus and tropical fruit notes, notably mango, pineapple, grapefruit and citrus rind. Hop profile is more complex and flavorful than the nose suggests. Malt presence is a bit stronger than expected with hints of biscuit and graham cracker but it doesn't interfere with the hop flavor too much. Decently balanced and refreshing. Nothing extraordinary but pretty solid.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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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%

Photo of colts9016
2.92/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a perfect pint at 40 degrees.

Appearance: A half finger head that has poor retention. The color of the beer is a pale gold color with no highlights. The clarity of the beer is clear with some carbonation bubbles. The beer's poor retention and just lack luster appearance is just below average.

Nose: The aroma is hoppy, but clean. The hop aromas are grapefruit, pine, and citrus. The malt body to the beer is light with some bready notes and toasty. A yeasty note and some underlying aromas of must.

Taste: A mildly hoppy beer with very muddled flavors. The malt is more pronounced with toasty, bready, and grainy flavors. The yeast is noticeable, but the musty note is not.

Mouthfeel: The beer is coating with no finish.

Overall: The body of the beer is medium . This beer is just okay nothing in the beer that speaks to the beer soul.

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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1.51/5  rDev -58.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Goldish yellow in color with white head. Not a good taste not a good flavor not a good beer. Rather powerful and bitter. very light tasting thin beer. very little carbonation. actually tasted sour. possible that i got a stale beer but dobutful. this beer was just plain bad in my opinion. was truly hoping for more.

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of mbrandonsmith
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a great beer transitioning from their Winter Lager that I absolutely love.

A lot of lemon and grass like tastes from this beer with a bit of sweetness to balance it out.

Very light and crisp to drink.

A nice yellow color to it as well.

Overall I think it is a great beer to set the tone for the warmer season rolling in.

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

Samuel Adams Alpine Spring from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.6 out of 5 based on 2,571 ratings.
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