MattH (635) - California, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Cloudy gold pour. Banana and yeast in the aroma. Flavor is yeasty and lemony. High carbonation. Lighter body.
cmonster (962) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy light orange with a medium sized white head. Good retention and lace. Lemon citrusy aroma with a hint of wheat. Good balance of flavors. More lemon and light malt. Light+ sweet, light bitter. Light body, thin texture, crisp finish. Nice beer.
jcr (2155) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Cloudy, light golden body. Fizzy white head. Aroma of toasted grain, citrus, lemon and canned vegetables. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Light lemon tartness. Medium body, chalky texture, moderate to lively carbonation. Husky grain and citrus taste. Unclean body, not what one thinks of as an alpine spring. No crispness, just notes of lemon tartness. On the other hand, this is more flavorful and most premium lagers. The good news is that the former spring seasonal, Noble Pils, is going to be brewed year round. The bad news is that Alpine Spring will now be on every seasonal tap instead of Noble Pils.
rocbyter (1886) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grain and light hop aroma. Cloudy golden color with a small white head. Migrate crisp bitterness throughout.
beerfest5 (1125) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The color, aroma and pour are what really make this beer. The flavor doesnt really match up unfortunately. A nice expected beer from Sam Adams but nothing too special.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy, orange, with a decent head. Some malt aroma. The taste is a good bit of malt but with tastes of light fruit. The finish is dry, clean, and reminds me a bit of flowers. I’m fairly about SA brews, but this one doesn’t really do it for me.
ContemplateBeer (1493) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of caramel and honey with noble and citrus hops. Appearance is cloudy gold with foamy white head. Flavor matches the nose with a slightly peppery finish. Palate is bubbly. Very well made lager.
Hair6a11 (1311) - Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap; pour is murky golden with a modest off white head that dissipates to nothing in this Sam Adams glass. The nose is florals, bright hop notes, citrus, and biscuits. More bright hops, pine, florals, citrus notes, some bitterness near the finish, with some caramel and more bread. Twas...ok
hopscotch (8776) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft… Clear golden lager with a small, creamy, white head. Great retention. Honey malts, pale grains and a note of wet leather meld to create the bouquet. Light-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. The flavor is grainy and quite well-balanced. Short, crisp, mostly clean finish with a gentle kiss of toffee.
jandd1983 (2414) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It poured a hazy orange color with a small white head. The aroma was some lemon zest, yeastiness, bready malts and a light floral note. The taste was some sourdough bread, yeast, a little floral and citrus notes.