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Alpine Lager | Moosehead Breweries Ltd.

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2.89/5
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58 Ratings
Alpine LagerAlpine Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
New Brunswick, Canada
moosehead.ca

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-30-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,363
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
58
pDev:
22.15%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
10
Trade:
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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of Pisstank52
1.4/5  rDev -51.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Bought this beer when I visited Prince Edward Island. And I got to be honest with you , if I was dying of thirst , I die before I drink this eh! The only thing I'd do with this beer is wash my golf bag or someother bag eh! If your looking to kick yourself in the nuts , but don't have the courage. Just drink a bottle of this , because the results would be the same eh!

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Photo of Skizem
1.5/5  rDev -48.1%

Photo of slackt
1.63/5  rDev -43.6%

Photo of cam477
1.75/5  rDev -39.4%

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
1.89/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Bright straw color with a golden hue. White 3 finger head lasting around 3 minutes. Average legs and some high activity.

Faint aromas and flavors of corn, grains, citrus and sugar. Unpleasant fake overwhelming sweetness.

Light body with excessive carbonation. Clean and faint finish ending with a slightly smoky grainy bitter after taste.

Overall : Quite bland with a overwhelming corny and sugary feel with passable freshness.

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Photo of SlyBrew
2/5  rDev -30.8%

Photo of devilfluff
2/5  rDev -30.8%

Photo of biegaman
2.06/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Sampled from a can that was brought back from New Brunswick. Makeup is predominantly a malt mix, far to the bready side of things. A little on the gritty side. Some copper notes with no discernable hops. Little balance and seems like it could use alittle more maturing... a little more ingredients too - this is a weak lager; low drinkability in my taste. This is right on par with all other Canadian macro swill.

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Photo of CurtisD
2.25/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Shadman
2.36/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This stuff seems to be more and more available thank in part to the larger number of Maritimers that have moved the Alberta.

Looks like most AAL's in color and clarity. Certainly likes to form a foamy, bone white head when poured vigorously into a glass. Some sticky lacing left behind as I drained the glass.

Sweet grainy aroma with a touch of tin-like smell thrown in.

Wow. Not much there. Thin, thin, thin malt. Just slightly grainy. Slightly bitter, almost tinny & metallic. Wants to finish dry, but ends up tasting slightly astringent.

Watery and quite light in feel and body.

AS one reviewer stated oh-so-well....it's a bargain brew in a premium prom dress. At over $23.00 per case of 12 I can spend my money in better places. You should too.

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Photo of ZachT
2.44/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of beerhunter13
2.5/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of biboergosum
2.5/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

341ml bottle, from the rather expansive beer fridge at Edmonton's most venerable of South Asian restaurants.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden straw colour, with two fingers of puffy, foamy, and soapy eggshell white head, which bleeds away quickly, leaving a more or less clean sheet in the way of lace anywhere in the vicinity of the glass.

It smells of musty corn grist, stale apple skin, pithy lemon juice, and a bit of earthy, dead leafy hops. The taste is semi-sweet barley and corn - bready, all - a muddled bland fruitiness, and somewhat tacky weedy, musty hops.

The carbonation is average, just a wan prickliness, the body medium-light in weight for the style, and actually too tight to be considered all that smooth, shucky darn. It finishes well off-dry, the mixed-breed malt sort of loitering with aimless intent, and the faint, astringently weedy hops still no fun.

A fairly typical and poundable (the suggested imbibing method), but snooze-inducing mass-market fizzy yellow water beer, even if it is made by a respectably independent Canadian brewer. And while I believe that there are mountain parks in New Brunswick, I doubt that there is anything resembling Alpine Lager's grandiose label imagery.

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Photo of BrazilianAussie
2.5/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
2.5/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of IronDjinn
2.55/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Those wily marketers from Atlantic Canada, this is only available out here in an 8-pack of cans. It pours out of one of those cans a light clear gold colour, bordering on yellow. Small white head on the pour, it lingers for a minute or so as it recedes. The nose is incredibly sweet, which lets me know a lot of corn gave their lives to make this beer, with a faint trace of actual grains found beneath it. The aroma gets funkier as the beer warms up, the adjuncts make themselves much more apparent, sugar also seems to be a key ingredient. The flavour itself is pretty nondescript, bland, almost like cardboard. The perils of pouring it into a glass. As it warms there is an underlying sweetness to it that lingers in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is average for this type of beer, not full over the palate, but it's not watery either, the carbonation holds up on its end. I have to admit I enjoyed this more drinking it out of the can. Yet I don't think I'll be buying anymore of this, epecially with Great Western now competing in that niche. The 8-pack is also a turn off, as you are still paying a great deal more for those extra 2 cans. Might as well buy a 12 of some good stuff then if you're going to go in that direction.

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Photo of fortyfield
2.59/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of johnnnniee
2.61/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Big can from the State store in Charlottetown.
I tried this for the first time about twenty years ago and at the time thought it was a great beer, so when I saw it today I couldn't pass it up. Pours a brilliantly clear apple juice color with a good sized bubbly white head that lasts forever. Sweet bready pilsner and faint spicy floral hops. Flavor follows the aroma quite well. Drinkable but not nearly as spectacular as my memories.

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Photo of pootz
2.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

cheap golden adjunct lager from Canada's last national brewey, Moosehead...bargain beer at national premium prices..pretty much the cheapest brew on the east coast...fizzy...weak head, that won't last, corny sweetness in the nose and weak body...light grainy tastes under the dextrin sweetness...harsh when served warmer.. with a dry finish...cheap beer that won't kill you but there is lots better.

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Photo of socon67
2.73/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Okay, so I'm not expecting much from this. Alpine pours gold with practically no foam. Has a bit of a musty smell. Almost skunky and not something anyone would particularly like. The taste is a crisp lager. Its not terrible, but nothing to seek out. The carbonation is too heavy for my liking. It is drinkable though not sure why you would.

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Photo of juliendesrochers
2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of DreamDeath
2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of taxandbeerguy
2.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DaveBar
2.77/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Purchased at the LCBO for just over $2.00 for a 473ml can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a tiny white head that was gone in seconds. Very pale yellow and filtered clear

S- Some decent hops and malt. A bit metallic

T- Light flavor. Not a lot here. Just a mass produced brew just like a Bud.

M- Regular old mass produced North American brew like a Bud

O- Just like a Bud

Food Pairing

This ho hum brew went well with..... Anything you would eat with a Bud

Enjoy

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Photo of nighthawk
2.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

473 mL (160z) can with no freshness date poured into pint glass.

Crystal clear pale yellow body with a bone-white, moderate foamy head. Some lacing is left until the head dissipates entirely about a quarter of the way down.

Corn, sweet grain nose. Faint hop grassiness.

Clean, crisp, almost tasteless until the hops are mildly felt on the finish. Hints of sweet corn maybe. Thin to moderate body with low carbonation.

It doesn't get any more 'meh' than this. It's certainly not offensive, except that it's the beer version of pablum.

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Alpine Lager from Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
Beer rating: 2.89 out of 5 with 58 ratings
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