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RATINGS: 806   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


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chudwick (1780) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - FEB 9, 2012
Draft - pours murky orange with lots of bubbles. Good lacing and off white head. Nose is yeast. Aroma is citrus hops and some malts I can’t identify. Tastes a little sweet but mainly bitter. This beer tastes exactly the way I thought it would and I wish I had set the bar a little lower so I wouldn’t be dissappointed right now.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2012
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, citrus, flowers. light lemon, and grains. Poured orange/amber in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, white/off-white head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of small particles throughout. Very good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of malt, grain, citrus, slight lemon, slight honey, slight hops, and some barley. Light to medium body. Lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, grain, citrus, slight hop, slight honey finish is dry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgauquie (33) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Summer Ale yet it’s a lager. Citrusy aroma and taste. Rather light on the palate like a summer ale. O.k.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Hazy golden. White, fast head. Aroma: Citris, floral hops, grain. Flavor: Grains, bread with lemon backing it. Overall, this may be the best Premium Lager I have had so far.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SODAK14 (263) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - FEB 8, 2012
In my best Harry Caray voice "Holy Cow". I honestly had a preconception that I would not like this beer. Pours a nice cloudy haze. I can’t stand too much citrus and this once has probably the perfect balance of just a touch for me. Smooth taste and not linguiring after taste. Best brew I’ve had in a long time!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnoble (1214) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Pours hazy golden and head is white and frothy. Nose is a little underwhelming but contains a definite citrusy and herbal/earthy hop profile and some fruity esters coupled with sweeter malts. Flavor is filled with a somewhat delicate floral hops, fruity yeast notes and sweet smooth malts. Full body. sweet but crisp and medium bitter finish. This is a nice replacement for noble pils also wins the race. Not upset I bought a whole six.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevd193213 (841) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Cloudy golden pour with a large frothy head. Aroma of lemongrass, yeast and crisp hops. Medium bodied taste with a smooth clean finish.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BobbyAnalog (300) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Samuel Adams’ Summer Ale in different packaging? If someone had left a cup of lemonade in a patio, during a rainstorm, and then drank it the next day, this is what the beer would taste like. I feel like my soul is bruised from having this beer. And "premium lager" is an oxymoron, by the way.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (4077) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Hazy yellow amber pour, with a white head. Nice fresh hoppy aroma, flavor is more on the sweet side with bready malt and floral hops. Pretty boring, but easily drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomTron (355) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2012
Pours a murky orange with a thin white head that sticks around. Aromas of citrus, bread, and yeast. Tastes rather close to the aroma but it gets a bit fizzy and the more I drinkit, the sweetness dissipates and begins to get rather bland, kind of odd. Overall not a bad beer as I could throw these back no problem but it’s nothing I’d go out of my way to search for.


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