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
Ratings:
2,570
Reviews:
577
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
14.72%
 
 
Wants:
56
Gots:
282
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1
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Photo of MisterKilderkin
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rajendra82
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
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 Blaze5445
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of tbeq00
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of ffshore545
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of StaveHooks
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
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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Photo of FUwolfpacker
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.46/5  rDev -3.9%
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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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of TimoP
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Auror
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of ColSanders123
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of bonkers
4/5  rDev +11.1%
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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Photo of kdivers
3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of captainbearcat
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of shand
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

Pours our a hazy golden color with a tiny head. It smells of bready malts, bright citrus and hops, and a bit of wheat. The taste really hits you with everything at once, with the bready malts, bright citrus, and fairly up-front but still bright hops. A bit of a lagery malt taste comes in the middle, leading into a long bready finish. The mouthfeel is nice, and the drinkability is good. Another winner from Sam Adams, but I can't help but feel this is just a better version of Sam Summer.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Samuel Adams Alpine Spring from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.6 out of 5 based on 2,570 ratings.
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