ronaldtheriot (1783) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Samuel Adams Alpine Spring has a thin-to-medium, egg shell colored head and a hazy orange-yellow appearance, with lots of tiny streaming bubbles and a good amount of lacing rings left down the glass. The aroma is of sweet malts and citrus. Taste is of sweetness, orange peel, a bit of pine, and hop bitterness, which makes one think it’s higher in IBU than just 19. Mouthfeel is medium, and Samuel Adams Alpine Spring finishes crisp, mild, easy drinking, and refreshing. Overall, it’s really nice.
BucannonXC5 (1423) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Color was hazy straw and hazy gold. About a finger of head. Gray light lacing on the top that didn’t last too long. No film on the sides.
Smelled of bread and grass malts first. Light citrus notes, mainly lemon. Also got some honey and a bit of skunk. Reminded me of a pilsner.
Taste was pretty similar to the nose with bread, grass and wheat leading the way. A bit more honey in the taste than the smell.
Light body. Thin texture. Lively (above average) carbonation. Clean, crisp and refreshing. This was the best part of the beer. It got better as the beer went down.
I was very much looking forward to this beer and it ended up disappointing me somewhat. That being said, I liked it and would order it a bar for sure.
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Numerous drafts of this at Hooters in Springfield. Pours hazy golden yellow with white head. Aromas of orange, wheat, and grains. Flavor of orange, grains, and some sweetness. Body is a little thin. Got to give Sam Adams as they know how to brew session brews for the masses. Doesn’t do a whole lit for me but still beats BMC.
spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from Food Lion.
Ar: Aroma is mild but inviting. Nice citrus, floral honey notes.
Ap: Pours a hazy blonde copper with a frothy 1" head that sticks around and leaves nice lace.
T: Mild sweet honey malt flavor. Nice citrusy hop finish.
P: Medium-thin body, moderate carbonation.
O: Disappointed Noble Pils hadn’t been released yet, this is another very satisfying spring Lager from BBC.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Hazy golden yellow with a medium white head. Aroma of lemon, herbal tea and some light malty scent. Flavor is doughy malt with a light citrus hop bitterness. Light body with average carbonation and a clean, crisp finish. This is a nice easy drinking beer, not watered down but still light.
OzarkElmo (315) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy yellow with sizable white head. Crisp, light and somewhat flavorful. A decent offering from the Boston Beer Company, just nothing that catches my attention and urges me to purchase again.
jrodooo5 (1484) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a yellowish gold with notich head & minimal lacing. Nothing stands out aroma wise. The beer itself is smooth. Actually pretty tasty for an ale. Pretty refreshing. Nothing spectacular but a nice sessionable brew.
LilBeerDoctor (3735) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a thick white head. Aroma of sweet fruits, honey, wheat malt. Flavor is a bit harsh, more bready/wheaty, with a tangy honey sweetness. Aroma is ok, but flavor is less impressive. Meh overall. Glad I didn’t pay for a 6 pack...
edgallow (3639) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle, pours a cloudy golden color. Nice floral yeast aroma. Hint of spice taste. Nice sitting around the house beer.
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riversideAK (6140) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mostly citrus honey floral and grass notes in the nose. Light hazy gold thin non lasting head. Honey malt citrus and floral notes. Somewhat fruity clean crisp refreshing.