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

Samuel Adams Alpine SpringSamuel Adams Alpine Spring
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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

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Ratings: 2,571 |  Reviews: 577
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of DruC4
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of bump8628
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this a few times both on tap and from the bottle this spring, guess I should log a quick review. Another nice lager from Sam Adams. Bright grassy notes, lemon, lime, white pepper. Balanced herbal bitterness against some clean, almost honey-sweet malt. Clean and grainy. Light sulfur note gives a more authentic feel, as does the slightly rustic yeasty haze. Good beer. Love the return to lager brewing by American breweries lately and Sam Adams seems to be at the forefront with Alpine Spring and the excellent Nobel Pils.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of Jesse13713
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - A nice sunrise orange that bubbles with carbonation. A very light frothy film at the top that is barely scoop-able onto the finger. Surprisingly, very nice lacing. This is a good looking beer.

Smell - Citrus at first; tangerine, mango, and a bit of lime. Light hops and a bit of sweetness due to the honey.

Taste - Not bad at all. Foam forms quickly in the mouth. A delicious concoction of honey malt, orange, and lemon. There is a bit of cantaloupe that adds a bit of a citrus zest as well. The honey is apparent in the aftertaste. It does, however, leave a bit to be desired.

Mouthfeel - Very palatable and easy to drink. A nice blend of sweetness and tart citrus. Medium bodied.

Overall - This beer could be sessioned quite easily. Sam Adams tweaks their traditional malted flavor here and provides a refreshing approach to a spring seasonal. Medium bodied and brimming with citrus. An overall attractive beer.

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +35.7%

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2.85/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Seriously tastes like somebody rolled up a fat joint of Sour Diesel and stuck it into the bottle. All I tasted was Marijuana while I was drinking this. That and some slight citrus notes. Wasn't horrible by any means, A much better choice than some beers out there, But I don't smoke pot nor do I enjoy the taste of it within my beer. Can't really recommend this to very many people as most probably wouldn't enjoy it and I do not understand how it has such high marks

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2.25/5  rDev -35.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of ngeunit1
3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy golden-yellow color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind some light lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of citrus hops with biscuit and bready malts with a bit of floral elements and some pils malt.

T - Starts off with a mix of citrus notes with some pils and biscuit malts. Through the middle, some bready malts come through with a bit of grassy and floral hops. The finish is a mix of lemon zest, citrus hops, and some sweet bready malts.

M - Light-bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a lemony and biscuity finish.

D - Very drinkable. Very crisp and refreshing but a touch thin and mild.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slightly hazy medium golden color, with ample, fine, and fast-rising carbonation. A thick, persistent, and dense off-white head crowns the beer and there is abundant, patchy lacing.

Aroma: Abundant grassy and floral hops, and biscuit malt.

Taste: Cracker malt throughout, similar to a classic Pilsener, bread notes as present as well, and a distinct yeast presence. There is also some lemon rind. As the taste progresses, notes of honey present, and moderate herbal hops assert themselves. Finishes with a lingering, mildly bitter herbal note, and a faint sweetness.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and quite full.

Drinkability/notes: A fine and refreshing example, it seems perfect for warm summer days.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce custom brown glass long neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a Great Divide Brewing Company goblet.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Bitter_Echo
3.28/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy light copper yellow, and sunset oranges. Nose is bready, lagery, with light bitter notes, pleasant but not assertive. Taste is rich, malty but not malt-forward, some bitter punctuations, bready, weisse-like without the bananas. Mouthfeel is active, fizzy, complete, full and scrubbing. Overall, again like a weisse beer, and good for sure, but prolly wouldn't buy another.

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1/5  rDev -71.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

4/5  rDev +14.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Samuel Adams Alpine Spring from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 34.7% out of 100 with 2,571 ratings
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