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

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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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 2,573 |  Reviews: 579
Photo of mindfuldave
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of adamette
3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Live review. Served on tap at ruby Tuesdays. Poured into a Sam Adams glass

A. Hazy light butterscotch yellow body under a light creamy head that sticks to the inside of the glass.

S. light hefeweizen wheat grain smell with some light citrus notes.

T. Citrus sweet malt and minimal hops. Delicious.

M. Smooth with a nice fullness.

D/O. Drinkability is very high. Overall this is a fine beer.

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Photo of scxcrunner
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Zachtheporter
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of DarthGuitarHero
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of rajendra82
4.1/5  rDev +17.5%
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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Photo of lucasj82
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of DaveMiller
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Kunstman
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of salthemonster
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of nh2032
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Blaze5445
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of scottbrew4u
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of colts9016
2.92/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a perfect pint at 40 degrees.

Appearance: A half finger head that has poor retention. The color of the beer is a pale gold color with no highlights. The clarity of the beer is clear with some carbonation bubbles. The beer's poor retention and just lack luster appearance is just below average.

Nose: The aroma is hoppy, but clean. The hop aromas are grapefruit, pine, and citrus. The malt body to the beer is light with some bready notes and toasty. A yeasty note and some underlying aromas of must.

Taste: A mildly hoppy beer with very muddled flavors. The malt is more pronounced with toasty, bready, and grainy flavors. The yeast is noticeable, but the musty note is not.

Mouthfeel: The beer is coating with no finish.

Overall: The body of the beer is medium . This beer is just okay nothing in the beer that speaks to the beer soul.

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Photo of JKV96
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of GeoffreyM
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

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3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of ALC82
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mecmd
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Localdrinklax
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.15/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from the bottle into a pilsner glass

A- Poured a dark golden color with some haze but not as hazy as I expected for an unfiltered beer. Big soapy head that leaves lots of droppy lace.

S- Very fresh and aromatic with floral, lemon, earthy, and fruity lager notes

T- Very balanced taste with floral, lemon, earthy, fruity lager, and light yeasty notes. Very fresh tasting

M- Soft mouthfeel, creamy, medium carbonation, not quite dry

O- Very balanced and drinkable beer that is great for spring or summer. Really nice mouthfeel and refreshing. This is a beer I could drink all day.

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Photo of ocelot2500
4/5  rDev +14.6%
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 +7.4%

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

Photo of Dave1999
4.33/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Came in the glass a cloudy yellow with a small white head.

The smell was of citrus hops and malts. Not particularly strong but pleasant none the less.

The taste was light and crisp. Some citrus from the hops but quite subtle.

This had light feel to it with a nice level of carbonation.

This was the first beer I've had in this style and I liked it. I'd recommend this if you fancy something a bit different.

Edit. Tried this again in a bottle was no way near as good.I'd give this maybe a 3 in the bottle,big difference.

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