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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,570
Reviews:
577
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
14.72%
 
 
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56
Gots:
282
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Photo of obrike
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My dad gave me one from his SA mix twelver.

Liked the look on this one...similar to a hefe. Cloudy, dull orange, light head, but a solid white ring remained on the top for the duration.

Getting a hint of lemon/orange, some almost brown sugar malt...maybe honey... on deeper whiffs. Pretty tame, but enough to warrant an above average rating.

Citrus zest upon first sip. Grassy hops, light touch of honey, bready malt, and lemon. Not bad, but not very pronounced. A smooth drinker though, and one that you could enjoy on its own or with a burger.

A pretty good effort here from Sam Adams. This is a nice warm weather beer.

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Photo of ColdAudio
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of RobinLee
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Bilco
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Gregwa
4.5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of abrodsky
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of monaquee
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of PGVG
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of NoProblem
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Aschap
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of budgood1
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours out a cloudy and hazed copperish-orange colour with an adequate bone white head. bits and pieces of lace for show. bright citrusy aroma....a bit of herbal mintiness and crackery, bready maltiness. the taste is more of the same...malt forward...crackers and an underlying honey sweetness. somewhat herbal, grassy, and tea like. it has a certain quenching aspect that makes the crispness bring out a unique hop bite in the back end. just enough flavour to satisfy. it has a well rounded body on it, with a crisp, and at times slightly watery feel to it. this has a easy going drinkability to it...approachable and thirst quenching.

overall a bit more character would do this offering justice, but as it is it's pretty good take on a lesser appreciated style. it goes down well on warm spring day.

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Photo of vicsju1991
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of BigJaws
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Durge
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Happy to find this at the Tampa Airport Chili's, served cold in a tall glass this one shows a cloudy golden yellow color with a respectable feathery white head and decent lacing. I can smell simple wheat and slightly yeasty bread. Nothing much but pleasant enough. The flavor keeps to that theme with the addition of lemony sunshine and a peppery pineapple touch, lots more yeasty bread. It’s light to medium bodied with a very frisky carbonation and feel. Quite refreshing with a little bit of a dry, citrus hop finish. Very decent stuff.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Clear and somewhere between straw and orange colored. Minimal head.

A ripe orange smell, borderline weird.

Bright and ripe citrus flavor. Orange and lemon mostly. The malt sweetness picks up in the latter half. Nicely balanced.

A crisp body and light carbonation.

Descent overall. Nice for a warm spring day in the South.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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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 2,570 ratings.
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