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RATINGS: 811   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5172) - ITALY - OCT 2, 2013
light amber medium head nice persistence honey malt a hint herbal not bitter light caramel

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Had on-tap at Terry’s Terrace in Michigan. Appearance: A pretty nice looking amber color with a small head that didn’t stick around all that much. The lacing was surprisingly nice though, so that bumps the rating up a tad. Smell: Faint, but it certainly smells like spring. Refreshing, light, and nothing really stands out. Mild hops and floral/leafy smells. Taste: I have a bit of a cold, so it’s hard to give it a completely fair shake, but it’s alright -- nothing mind blowing, but good for the average beer drinker. The floral flavors come out on front, with a very pleasant malt finish. There’s really slight bitterness on this one, if any, and I find it to be a touch on the sweeter side. The feel is smooth with a pretty low carbonation, making this one easy to toss back. Meh. A very average beer. It’s drinkable, and it’s not bad, but there’s nothing to make me want to really have another. Regardless, I WOULD have another to see how it tastes when I’m not a little stuffed up. A respectable seasonal.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
bob_w (292) - new york, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2013
some oxidation in the nose. it’s clearly been on the shelf too long. hazy medium gold color. rich head. soft, round malt flavor with minor hop characteristics. this beer is just too old to really represent itself, and i’ll seek out a fresher bottle to re-rate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Silverbush85 (59) - - AUG 9, 2013
Very smooth, with a sweet bitterness. Overall an excellent choice for drinkability. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vballnbeer (158) - Gorham, Maine, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Got this in the spring sampler and it is a really nice beer. The beer has citrus aroma and flavor with some floral characteristics as well. They have used a very nice, mellow hop to blend the flavors and it works well.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
paulvanpelt (315) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2013
Bleekgoud bier, minimale schuimkraag. Nauwelijks neus of aroma. Fris, citrus-achtig. Licht bitter, licht zoet. Weinig body, waterig. Doordrinker, maar niets speciaals.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tapthis (79) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2013
A minimal citrus grain taste and smell. A golden brown color. Nothing special for Sam Adams.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
adamah (214) - - JUN 11, 2013
The aroma is citrusy and grainy. It pours a dark golden semi-cloudy color. The taste is kind of sweet, it doesnt have the clean finish that I like in a lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bierkrug (2131) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, GERMANY - JUN 8, 2013
330 ml bottle from stevoj with much thanks. Pours a very hazy pale golden with a white head. Aroma is malts, herbs,and fruit. Flavor is malty, a touch of fruit. Herbs, and booze Palate is light average carbonation. An ok lager.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strangebrewer (828) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2013
bottle. Poured hazy amber-orange with a thin white head. Light fresh bready malty aroma. Crisp light palate, slightly dry finish. Pale malts, a bit grainy with some a citrus note.

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