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RATINGS: 816   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 breweryís Small Batch series. For this entry, Sammy & Co used the more traditional labeling. Starting in late October, youíll see the first of the Small Batch hit the market Ė Tasman Red, Third Voyage, Griffinís 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


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (8238) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2012
bottle. hazed gold. first impression is nutrisweet saccharine with floral perfume esters, cloying honey malt, moderate bitterness, medium-low acid, light body but creamy / syrupy. difficult to stomach, honestly. itís so sweet, and consumed in overripe, sweet pear and apple esters, I could barely drink half the bottle before throwing it in a trash bin.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwood04 (4175) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 27, 2012
12oz bottle. Aroma of light malts, a little caramel, some citrus, plus light hops. Flavor about the same, with nothing sticking out. Average texture. A decent beer.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Bottle from Ty (of course). Poured hazy orange with a small white head that faded within mere moments. Slightly musty smelling with slight notes of citrus (orange/lemon) and a little herbal. Tastes strongly of floral and citrus hops with some hay and light honey. Decent beer, thought I was going to hate it at first but it grew on me throughout the glass.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Pours a unclear pale gold and a small bubbly white head. Nose is sweet malt and candy corn. Flavor is slight sweet creamed corn and a tinge of floral bitterness. Not terrible.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2012
12oz bottle pours a light amber with a white head. Aromas of citrus mostly lemon and also a very light pine. Flavor is balanced some lemon and grapefruit maybe orange and spruce countered with sweet malts carmel toffee notes. Body is light and crisp finish is very slightly astrigent. Drinks like a pale finishes like a lager

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
r464 (1946) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Crisp and fresh with a light pine, citrus, fruit, and floral flavor. Smooth finish with some floral hops, but not much bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2309) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Pours a hazy yellow gold with an asserive full white head that lingers. Aroma is bread dough with a hint of citrus hops. Rich sweet pale malt and bisquit taste with just enough hoppiness to balance it out. Absolutely refreshing

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2192) - Lakeside, California, USA - JAN 26, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2012 12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy brass color with a small white head that soon dissipates to a film. The aroma is medium in strength with sweet barley, white fruits and spicy-peppery hops. The taste is similar to the nose with biscuit, bread, subtle citrus, white pepper and a touch of honey. The palate is silky smooth with soft carbonation. Finishes long and dry with lingering aftertaste of lemons and pepper. Overall: This is really good, perhaps my favorite Lager to date.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndresTM (322) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 25, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2012 It pours light amber in color and is noticeably cloudy. I could sum up the aroma with one word: fresh. It features a lemon/lime sort of scent, with a bit of spices, too, and a bready malt backbone. The taste is quite mellow, with gentle hopping and more of the citrus notes coming back, making for a mildly bitter drink that almost soothes your stomach. It is a great choice for "session drinking," or anything of the sort.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (3044) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Interesting beer. Itís not all crazy strange or anything but Iím not sure how Iíd categorize it. Itís at leas as hoppy as pils but the character is really way different and more citric and American in overall character and not nearly as bitter. I might put this in the same category as, say, Prima Pils or Dortmunder Gold, neither of which are anything close to authentic for they styles they claim to be. This is a cloudy unfiltered beer so perhaps you could classify it as a zwickle or something. Its now is citric and floral hops and the taste is smooth with bready, cookie-dough malts. Very smooth, medium bodied and just the kind of thing to make you think of spring at the end of January. Itís maybe a bit thick to be truly drinkable but well put together overall.


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