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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
Ranking:
#41,047
Reviews:
577
Ratings:
2,571
pDev:
14.86%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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57
Gots:
286
Trade:
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint.

Appearance: Looks good right off the bat, resembling a wiesen a bit, cloudy gold with a 1/4" white head off the body.

Smell: Citrussy with the feel of orange peel.

Taste: Hops meets orange peel, it is definitely a unique taste and feels very filling.

Mouth: Medium to heavy, super smooth.

Overall: Trying this for the first time it is definitely your warm weather beer, smooth and would love to have this while I am barbequing. Reminds me of a weisen meets your summer ale. Like the both above but different in it's own class. Hope you all enjoy. Salud!

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4.1/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very cloudy appearance, with a pale golden color made this look similar to a Hefeweizen, except for the head, which was much smaller. The smell was quite floral and lemony, and very inviting. The taste started tart and bready and finished powdery and dry. The hop bitterness was barely there. The body felt light and quenching. Simple in construction but quenching, this is like potato chips in beer form. Once you start , you will not notice ho fast you are consuming it, and once it's gone, you immediately feel the need to grab another.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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2.75/5  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%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teromous
4.32/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very pale gold body, hazy, with a large fluffy white head. Some pretty good lacing...mostly broken lines and some spots.

S: I can smell some earthy and slightly spicy noble hop aromas. There is a yeasty smell to the beer...honestly smells like the bottom of a fermenter.

T: Tons of yeasty flavor...like bread dough. Some bitterness on the sides of my mouth. A bit of a vanilla flavor to it. There's a tinge of lager bite.

M: The mouthfeel is very smooth with some graininess to it. Very wet.

O: Overall I thought it was a good beer. I personally would have liked a little less yeast and a little more hop character, but otherwise it was a very good beer. It tastes very fresh and that is a good thing. I would recommend buying this in a place that has good temperature control, because that is likely to impact a beer with so much yeast in it. I would drink this again. Honestly I was thrown off by the "Alpine Spring" thing, where it brought thoughts of deodorant came to mind. I was pleasantly surprised at how good the beer is.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of ocelot2500
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy straw color with a frothy white head that leaves chunks of lacing.

Smells of citrus and grassy hops.

Tastes of the bright hop notes with a solid malt base. Hops lead off with a moderately bitter citric, floral, and grassy combination. Malts then cut through with a honey like sweetness, and a touch of bread. As it warms, more toasted notes come through.

Mouthfeel is medium with a slightly assertive amount of carbonation.

Overall, I am quite happy with this beer and I do find it to be quite enjoyable, however it may be a little more amped up than others like it.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of StaveHooks
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a hazy golden orange with 1 finger of off-white head. Average lacing but very pretty patterns.

S - Lemon, grain, honey, grassy hops, earthy lager yeast.

T - Bright lemon and orange citrus open up the palate. Grassy hops mix with b-vitamins to create a medium bitterness. Honey grain bread is the base and flows well with the citrus. Ends with a grassy, crisp finish.

M - Crisp medium body, it has some density to it, just the right amount of carbonation.

Very refreshing. Good mix of clean and grainy. Good looking and went down very smooth. I will be drinking more of this for sure.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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

I had this on tap tonight with dinner, served in a SA perfect pint. The beer is a murky orange, small white head, minimal lacing. The aroma is grassy, herbal. The beer is slightly bitter, smooth, grassy. The finish is crisp. It drinks very easy, very smooth. I did not know much about this beer, smelled and tasted like a pilsner, but darker. I like the unfiltered aspect. IMO a nice addition to the SA lineup.

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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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