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RATINGS: 819   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Samuel Adams Alpine Spring is yet another addition to the brewery’s Small Batch series. For this entry, Sammy & Co used the more traditional labeling. Starting in late October, you’ll see the first of the Small Batch hit the market – Tasman Red, Third Voyage, Griffin’s Bow, The Vixen. (Vixen just won GABF gold.) This unfiltered lager is perfect for spring. Noble Tettnang hops, grown in the foothills of the Alps, give the brew a bright citrus and floral aroma flavor. These are balanced by the slightly sweet crisp notes of two-row pale and honey malts. Cheers! Note - LCBO beer called Samuel Adams Spring Lager is the same product as this

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2014
[Bottle] Pours a hazy golden color with a rocky white head. Nose is of floral hops, perfume and crisp lemongrass. Flavors follow the aroma closely. Toasted grain, lemon zest, straw and light yeasty notes in the taste as well. Crisp and hoppy finish. Good stuff. Tasting notes from early 2012.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkmagus82 (2089) - - MAY 18, 2014
Transfer from BA rated on 1-18-12 - Poured from bottle in pint glass. Appearance - Pours a darker golden color with a slight haze. The large head that forms is quite persistent and lasts a good few minutes before fading to a thin white foam, leaving very nice lacing. Smell - Its a balance of a bit of maltiness (a very light biscuit) with a higher and more potent aroma of citrus (mostly lemon) and some more floral hop aromas. The smell profile seems to enter and leave as one. All being persistent throughout to some degree. Taste - Some sweet malty flavor mixed with a good deal of citrus. The hop then enters the area and gives a little floral taste to the brew. Very smooth transitions and tastes. Mouthfeel - A relatively average thickness and a moderate level of carbonation. Its maybe only a very slight bit over the normal brew. Nothing too significant. Overall - A refreshing beer with a bit higher alcohol content and more flavor savory smells and tastes then the typical refreshing beer (say the typical american lager). I think I would very much enjoy this come spring; after a nice meal, while sitting outside at a picnic table.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickel (766) - - MAY 11, 2014
Aroma is hoppy, fruity, a little bit malty. Crisp malty body with citrus notes. Easy drinkable. Good beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (4508) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2014
Rated on 01-20-2012. This bottled beer has a small semi-fizzy white head with a lengthy retention, hazy pale yellow body, very fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and spotty lacing. The aroma is malty, crisp, grassy, floral hops, and citrus. The flavor is malt, fruity, citrus, and grassy hops. This beer has a dry finish. The mouthfeel is light carbonation and this beer is light bodied. Overall, the aroma is better than the flavor as the flavor is too lackluster.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (4290) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2014
bottle. Golden with small head. Crisp hops with a little bit of citrus sweetness. Light body. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Psytron (1631) - Turku, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2014
Smell of fruits and herbs. Cloudy amber colour, creamy white head. Aroma of lemon, yeast, coriander. Bitter and faintly sour. Very much witbier to it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
whiterhino42 (1) - Monson, Alabama, USA - FEB 22, 2014 does not count
I absolutely love this beer, my fave by Sam Adams I’m sooo upset they are not brewing it this year.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (3120) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Hazy golden orange with a lasting off white head. Mild hop aroma, light sweet malts and a bit of honey notes as well. Smooth wet palatte. A nice pale lager with some flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
smcolw (613) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Yellow gold color and extremely cloudy. Rocky beginning head that takes a long time to dissipate. Leaves plenty of ring lace on the glass. Interesting combination of lighter malts and spicy, cumin-like, hop nose. Rich body with plentiful carbonation. Well balanced with a clean, mildly sour malt start. The hop bitterness is notable but not overpowering. Lightly creamy. Easy to consume more than one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbuskirk (924) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 2, 2014
A good, flavorful lager. Some honey sweetness in this beer with some modest citrusy hops, also. It’s not very complex, but it’s very balanced and highly enjoyable. This is another solid lager in the Samuel Adams canon.

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