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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4.09/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the best seasonal brews from Samuel Adams. I do not usually enjoy hops with a citrus profile (but palates do change.) It was well balanced with hops and malt flavors.

It is a beer i would recommend to someone that usually drinks "lite" beer and to someone who does not enjoy american style hopped beer.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance-This is a nice looking hazy yellow beer with nice carbonation. Poured into a pilsner glass, this was done for me, it is very pretty.

Smell- Citrus with a nice faint hoppy smell to it.

Taste- This is one of those beers that really can liven up your palate. The citrus is there all the way til the end and the hops taste doesnt kick your teeth in when it hits your mouth.

Mouthfeel- This is definitely one of those beers that you can drink and it sits very nicely on your palate. It has wonderfully small bubbles of carbonation that seem to make all the tastes "pop" in your mouth.

Overall- I truly enjoyed this beer, and, even though this is not my first choie in types of beer, I will be adding this to my beer fridge for friends and family when they come over. This beer is very good from beginning to end and matches with so many different food types I think you would be safe ordering this with almost anything that would be on a bar menu. I think spicy wings would be calmed by the citrus and the hops. I think a burger with onions and mushrooms would be cleaned from your palate by the carbonation of this beer.

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3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this tonight with dinner at a Chili's. If I'm grateful to Sam Adams for anything, it's bringing a solid option for a beer to almost every corner of the country.

Came to me in a Sam Adams perfect pint, or whatever the hell they call their Boston Lager glass. Hazy medium golden hue. Smells of slight hops aroma, but mostly wheat and malty notes. Taste was actually pretty complex. It didn't have what I like to call the usual "Sam Adams taste." Started off like a traditional wheat beer with lighter notes and grassy tones, but then some malt came through. Ended with a slight hops kick, but not much at all in among the sweeter malt profile.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy orange/yellow with a frothy off white head that hangs around for the duration.

Smells heavy of citrus with some malt and a floral bouquet.

Taste is a citrus burst - bitter lemon and grapefruit and sweet orange - giving way to a slightly sweet malt. It finishes with the sweet sour earthiness of a Belgian. A nice wake up for the mouth with some intense flavors, but it leans a little too much to the sweet side for me to seek it out again.

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

12 oz. freshness dated bottle: Poured a cloudy, golden-orange hue with a foamy, sustained white-head. The bottle states this was brewed in OH or Pa.

Lively mixture of spicy, noble hops and light fruitiness. The fresh, inviting aroma is indicative of Spring.

The flavor begins with a mild bittersweet taste that is followed by a slightly ale-like fruitiness, much like an English bitter, though it has some yeasty and bready flavors typical of a good German lager. In fact, this lager is clean and refreshing, yet has some characteristics of a flavorful blond ale. Perhaps this is part of the "keller" lager profile. A very pleasant sourness settles in with the aftertaste.

A clean, rounded and creamy mouthfeel with a nice malty-fruit driven coating on the palate. The carbonation is restrained for a lager.

Yet another solid seasonal offering by Samuel Adams. The flavor profile was unique. The brewery took a chance with a style that is not well known or readily available.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had Alpine Spring on tap at Mary Carroll's in Huntington, NY. This golden-colored cloudy but not too cloudy offering has good carbonation and head. As this is a new style for me, I have nothing to compare it to. Light citrus and herbal smell. The taste leans more toward lemon and orange than grapefruit, which pleases me. The hops add aroma rather than bitterness here. In addition to the citrus characteristics, there is a good amount of malt sweetness, which is pleasantly balanced by some tartness. I'd consider this almost medium-bodied. Certainly lively and drinkable - give it a try, I say.

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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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