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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
579
Ratings:
2,573
pDev:
14.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.77/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.27/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.47/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joeroma5
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tillmac62
3.73/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Review from notes taken in 2013. The pour is cloudy with an outstanding head volume, lacing and retention.

The nose is a bit weak, but has nice hints of lemon and light hops over a rather pronounced biscuit.

Light medium body with a smooth texture. Normal carbonation level with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a nice somewhat prickly finish.

The flavor profile is very good. Quite reasonable in terms of intensity, complexity and balance. Slightly tart and lemon notes begin then flow to a mild earthy and herbal bitterness. The middle brings a nice burst of biscuit to balance. The finish is a bit crisp and semi-dry.

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Photo of ShawnOfSulfur
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

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3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johnyb
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.02/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tharper178
4.44/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is delicious for the style. Not sure why it's rated so low.

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2.93/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CTJman
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Devman171
3.81/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnnyChicago
3.94/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phigg1102
3.61/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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2.98/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Gotti311
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Samuel Adams Alpine Spring from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 2,573 ratings