regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Disclaimer - I doubt this will ever be I style I could love, even though this brewery makes some of the world’s most wonderful beers. Got this in a trade with hamilton23 (thank you!). 22 oz bottle into a wizen glass. This beer poured a light yellow with a tiny white head which disappeared almost immediately. There was almost no lacing to speak of. The nose was wheat, yeast, and some lemon zest but very faint. Taste was similar, i.e. wheat, yeast and a tiny lemon tinge. There was little carbonation and the mouthfeel was very light. While not displeasing, this is the most forgettable beer from a great brewery. I have had 9 Alpine beers and this is the ONLY one I would pass on, if offered.
GRM (3214) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2015 Sample, brown bottle, 22 ounces, from Réjean Doiron (merci!), savoured in October 2014; eye: golden, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of khaki head, no lacing; nose: malt, slight fruity; mouth: malt, slight fruity, slight grain, slight caramel, slightly fruity finale, light body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, silky texture; overall: fine
Échantillon, bouteille brune, 22 onces, 4,9 %, de Réjean Doiron (merci!); œil : dorée, limpide, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse kaki, pas de dentelle; nez : malt, très léger fruité; bouche : malt, très léger fruité, très léger grain, très léger caramel, finale très légèrement fruitée, corps léger, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture soyeuse; en résumé : bien
DedicatedToFun (3608) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 19, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap, gold pour white head, nose is lacking, taste is small Citrus, not that great overall
slowrunner77 (6600) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 2, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
glad i never sprung for this when some norcal shops had it at a premium. Average beer, yellow, crisp and pleasant enough but a little boring.
sonnycheeba (4103) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewery. Pours clear yellow/gold with fizzy white head. Aroma is wheat, faint orange peel, and some subtle floral notes. Flavor is dry and malty with the slightest touch of hops and some faint yeast esters. Light body and medium carbonation.
ADfan (648) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear yellow with a one finger head. Aroma of malts and hops and a touch of citrus. Taste has some wheat and nuttiness to it. A touch of malt on the finish.
Marheb (2824) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Le même niveau de raffinement que la Alpine Ale. Des céréales qui concentrent leur sucre en un mélange entre miel pale et caramel fruité très délicat. Le blé rehausse la texture et les houblons floraux évanouis procurent une sécheresse modérée. Très peu d’amertume, buvabilité étincelante.
snoworsummer (2968) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours clear pale gold with a fizzy white head. Tastes like pale malts, corn, musky wheat, light sweet fruit. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like musky pale grains and light fruit.
BucannonXC5 (1019) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Type: 22-oz. glass
Glass: Stone Ruination IPA glass
From: Alpine Beer Company Pub
Purchased: Nov. 12, 2014
Consumed: Nov. 16, 2014
Poured a golden, pale, clear color with one finger of off-white, grayish head that dissipated pretty quickly. Slow moving streams of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. No lacing on the sides of the glass. Minimal-to-no retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.00)
Smelled boozy lager notes up front. Got next day beer smell, sourdough bread, honey wheat, lemongrass, cereal and slight nuttiness. Got better the more I smelled it. (Smell - 3.50)
Tasted a bit better than the smell. Initially reminded me of a good summer brew. More citrusy notes than the smell. Got honey, lemon grassy notes, bready malts, some Citra hops, floral hops and the bottom of cereal milk. (Taste - 3.75)
Light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, crisp finish. Rather refreshing. (Feel - 3.38)
This was an OK beer for the style. Not something I’d pick out normally, but crisp and refreshing. Great summer brew. (Overall - 3.50)
3.58 81 B
50belair (2804) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Clear light yellow pour with a white head. Wheat bouquet. Light with clean wheat highlights. Average body and mouthfeel. Yeast undercurrents.
rejtable (1605) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear yellow some head and some lacing. Nose is yeast, some orange, some lemon. Taste light sweet, light bitter. Smooth mouthfeel wit somewhat creamy texture.