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

Samuel Adams Alpine SpringSamuel Adams Alpine Spring
2,571 Ratings
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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Photo of lnanthony
4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of tito42
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle to an imperial pint. Best by August 2012.

A: Golden and hazy with amber hues. Active carbonation and pillowy, white head. Nice retention and lacing.

S: Yeast forward with malt, honey, and orange in the nose.

T: Doughy yeast, grapefruit and lemon peel, honey, and a citrusy hops finish.

M: Standard Sam Adams lager mouthfeel. Medium-bodied with a touch of creaminess. Hops bitterness is fairly low.

O: An enjoyable spring seasonal, and the first Keller Bier I've ever tried. I'd like to check out more of this style. Instantly one of my favorite SA seasonals.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of rawfish
3.29/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy deep gold into a pint glass with a soapy finger high head with average retention. Lots of stick on the glass.

Bread dough dough with some dank earthy tones and San Adams's lager yeast's soap and stale bread aroma. Notes of citrus and hay bales brighten this up a bit. Distinct nose of honey breakfast cereal and raw dough. Gets rather sickening over time.

Doughy with some light biscuit character, pale malt and honey. Solid malt back bone here. Hops come in very faint a touch grassy and mild. The finish over the palate is brightened by some snappy lemon pith and citrus fruit. After taste is nice and soapy with lingering citrus tart, dull honey, metal and a feeling of drying.

Medium body with some heft. Muted carbonation for a lager but it is there. Dries very well over the course of the drink with a pleasant feel and aftertaste.

A versatile spring lager with some substance to handle the spring chill and the citrus brightens it up for those warmer days. I can appreciate the fusion of different European influences that went into this. Still a Ho-hum offering that is as sessionable as it is average.

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

Pours a hazy golden color with a big foamy white head.

Nice fruity aroma with a hint of hops.

Flavor is has a hint of spice mixing with bready malt flavors and slight fruit notes. Nice.

Glassy body has nice substance to it and isn't watery.

Overall a very nice beer. It's very refreshing and is a great choice for the hot Florida spring.

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Photo of oliverwren
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of wordemupg
3.86/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into my matching SA glass 9/4/12

A hazy golden orange with the laser etching doing its job as a shitload of tiny bubbles sustain a two finger bone white head for the entire beer, foam and lace at the bottom of the glass is a good sign

S a nice floral citric hop nose with a little honey, smells simple but quite nice

T a little rind and cereals to go with what I smell, a little toned down from the nose but still pretty good

M light and fluffy from the bubbles without being foamy, what I smell lingers faintly for a while

O just a little more intensity in terms of flavor would make this one just that much better, solid stuff though I enjoyed it

these are pretty easy to drink that's for sure, I always enjoy Sam Adams brews more then I think I will. decent stuff for the spring sun

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of jmarklan
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a beautiful cloudy golden with a dense white head. Decent retention and lacing.

Faint aroma, lager like. Hops are prevalent; orange/ citric, slight grapefruit. There's a touch of malt sweetness towards the end.

Tastes more balanced than the aroma. Hops lead towards orange, slight grain and honey. Light flavor, but very pleasant.

Feels light in body, the carbonation adds a little snap. Crisp and drinkable.

Overall: A nice springtime/ summertime brew.

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Photo of akorsak
3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Red Robin after a run-in with Scratch 61.

A: The lager is hazy, opaque with a darker yellow-brown color. A sizeable head, over one finger, lingered for a few sips but didn't lace.

S: The nose is citrusy, hops adding a nice kick. The lager has a light fruitiness, augmenting the citrus. Breadiness finishes.

T: More fruity sweetness, the yeast bringing the flavor. The hops, for a lager (not to generalize), are quite strong, bringing an abundance of herbal citrus. Sweet and filling, the citrus and yeast come together nicely.

M: A surprise. Quite good with a yeasty citrus fullness.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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

I poured this beer into a pint glass, it has a nice orange color body with a lot of tine bubbles going up the body, not a whole lot of head ot it. The smell is of lager yeast and some lemon notes. The taste is sweet of lemon and with no tartness to it. The mouth feel is really good and overall this is a very tasty beer.

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4/5  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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Samuel Adams Alpine Spring from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 2,571 ratings
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