orangesol (937) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this one at dinner the other night. Served in a pint glass.
A - Pours slightly hazy golden orange with a nice one finger tall white head leaving small webs of lace down the glass.
S - Smells of pale malts, citric fruit, grassy hops and some light breadiness.
T - Starts off with a bit of chewy grain quickly giving way to hints of grassy hops and juicy citric fruit. Finish is a mix of chewiness and dulled hop bitterness, not lingering for very long.
M - Light body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Juicy, chewy feel that lingers on the pallet for a short period of time.
O - Not too bad. It really helped to knock down some of the heat from my wings. I would have no problem drinking a few of these once warmer weather comes around.
gururyan (639) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a big Sammy fan to begin with, can taste a good effort here though...but not my thing. Is like a flowery wheat.
markwise (4570) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2012 12oz bottle from supermarket. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is sweet malt, lemon and citrus all over, yeast, and goodness. Flavor is similar with a fair amount of goodness. Lemon and sweet malt dominate with some yeast spritzed in as well. A nice lager, two words I did not expect to put together. This beer keeps getting better; I will be sorry when it’s gone!
Billicus (289) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
aroma, was flora, like a strrong lager, color, was hazy golgen cloudy, white head, taste at first bitter, but flora, not too much more than that, overall, ok, I would buy again, but not often, Oh this beer ends the war with Sam Adams, to a point!
MadIndian (2509) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from craft outlet. Eh it’s ok. It’s a bit like summer ale, but milder. A bit of honey, hop, greass and lemon. Some bread and spice. Refreshing.
MattH (657) - 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 (994) - 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 (2263) - 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 (1916) - 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 (1197) - 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.