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RATINGS: 818   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3285) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Pours hazy dark golden orange color with white head. Floral hops and citrus aromas with some biscuit malts. Lemony citrus and flowery hop flavors with a hint of maltiness. Medium body with lively carbonation. Nice and refreshing. Not as good as the Noble pils but a solid effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (3027) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2012
The aroma is a blast of noble hops, honey, caramel corn sweetness. The appearance is hazy orange/amber, white head. The flavor is honey, caramel, noble hops, toasted malt. The finish is noble hop bittering. Medium in body. Not bad, not exciting. Certanly drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blackflag321 (569) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Cloudy, gold appearance. Crisp, fresh taste. Has much more to offer than a run of the mill lager.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
captain_insano (20) - Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Aroma is very strong of lemon and malt. The taste is incredible, very unique. Starts off with a taste of lemon but finishes with a slight hop bitterness. Super refreshing beer, I imagine this will be a big hit this spring with beer enthusiasts. Not as good as the previous spring seasonal, Noble Pils, but another solid offering from Mr. Jim Koch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Pours a cloudy, sublime yellow with a nice, consistent white head. Aroma IS spring: lemony, fresh grass with lemon and hops dew drops, light floral grapefruit, and a touch of melon-infused bread. Flavor is a light and floral bread quickly tempered by a slight melon hops presence. Very crisp and clean on the tongue. There’s not much to this beer but it works; it’s clean, crisp, and it makes me think of Murren. Mission accomplished. (cue yodel outro)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Tan to slightly orange, hazy, 1 finger head with some staying power, pretty good lacing. Smells of grains, malts, plenty of citrus and some nice hops. Taste is pretty bold on the citrus, with a good bready, malty backbone and a nice, light hop profile. Some sweet honey fullness brings home the nice and surprisingly full body. A very tasty surprise, I’ll certainly have this one again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
obxdude10 (2131) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Sam’s Alpine pours a cloudy and semi-hazy dark golden color. The head is white, very sticky and leaves a nice lace around the edges of the glass. The nose features yeast, bread, earth, herbs, citrus, dry hops and honey. The body is very smooth with an almost creamy-like feel. The flavors are definitely on the sweet side, with honey, lemon and light-flavored malts. Some dry and semi-spicy hops show through a little bit in the finish and in the aftertaste. Not a bad lager at all. It’s definitely meant for spring time, and will probably be more enjoyable when the winter weather breaks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow with white head. Aroma of great hoppy citrus, a touch of grass...Flavor is the same buy better, loads of hoppy citrus, wheat malt, grassy, outstanding balanced bitterness. Light, soft mouthfeel with high carbonation. Overall, very nice brew from Sam Adams, just might buy a sixer! Tasty, refreshing brew!!! Very impressed!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
topherh (1916) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Pours yellow orange with an off white head. Aroma is sweet, grainy with a little floral hop. Flavor is sweet malt, citrus, bready, with a lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Onionkid (371) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Bottle. Malty and fruity aroma. Taste is similar but with a floral, citric taste that improves the malts. Very good beer to drink in quantity. 5.5% abv.

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