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RATINGS: 811   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3724) - - JAN 11, 2012
12oz bottle. certainly not the same packaging as the other "small batch" beers. this came in a 6pack. a lightly hazy gold color with a large, fluffy white head. look very similar to noble pils. tangy, limey noble hops with corny, syrupy lager malts in aroma. flavor is big and malty. creamed corn and buttered biscuit flavors with those bright nobles in the finish. creamy and almost medium bodied much to my surprise. while not quite as refreshing as noble pils, this beer has it’s place and i imagine it will be quite high.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
halfonit (1151) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Pours a slightly cloudy golden/amber color with a big white head. Aroma is of malts, hops, citrus, moss, slight pine, and some floral notes. Flavor is a little more on the wheat side. Has a slight sweetness after swallowing. I can pick up malts, hops, wheat, barley, floral, and a little lemon peel. Leaves a bitter sweet finish. It’s actually kind of refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
denzo45 (40) - Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2012
I looked at this beer as a Golden Cream Ale. Very creamy, smooth, and sweet. I get a lot of honey flavor and a nice addition of citrusy flavor from the hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2012
1/10/12. 12oz bottle thanks to PorterPounder! Slightly hazy orange pour with a nice barely off-white head that cuts in half but laces quite a bit. Relatively nice aroma of pale malts, hay, grass, and light cream. Even nicer flavor with pale malts, hay, grass, cream, and a very nice citrus bite as well. I kinda dig it!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2012
12oz bottle pour. hazy light orange with a medium white head. retention, no. lacing, ok. aroma is blah; apricot and orange, earthy hops and grain. taste follows suit. lackluster.. easy to drink and ok but it doesn’t leave you wanting another at the end of your glass. your uncle will probably think this is a great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2012 6er from Wegman’s Collegeville. Pours hazy canary with off-white clingy head and a lot of carbonation. Nose is huge floral and noble hops, pale malt. Tastes noble hoppy, with the Tettnang jumping juicily onto the taste buds, and a crisp, floral and fruity finish. This one is very good. 11-Jan-2012. Kicking this down a bit, as the retasting didn’t give me the same level of greatness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Honey malts on the nose with crisp grassy aromas. Alpine Spring pours a slightly hazy yellow gold. Honey and fresh baked bread upfront with grassy hops and tangy yeasty finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RyanK (173) - Rhode Island, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Pours golden with a white foam head that laces the brew, plenty of bubbles as well. Smells strongly of it’s honey malts with some sweet citrus, they combine to kinda smell like sea water. Malts and hops are balanced well from the glass I taste more honey, from the bottle more hops. Brew is well carbonated and prevailing taste is the honey malt. This would be less boring if it wasn’t a lager, which just leaves that bland beer taste as a weak finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5346) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - Publix Supermarket - Blairstone & Park - 12 oz bottle. Dark golden pour, sparkling, with a sticky snow white head that leaves some clingy lacing. Aroma is yeasty and fresh with some fresh lake water accents as well. Refreshing flavor with some buttery accents, a hint of yeast, some saffron-like spiciness. Crisp mouthfeel. Pretty solid. Part of their Brewer’s Choice Variety 12-Pack.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (3746) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Aroma is bread and hops, with this being unfiltered adding a quality to the aroma, not sure how to describe. The flavor is definitely a mix of styles, the pale maltiness of a heller bock, the breadiness of a helles and a medium smoothness of an unfiltered lager. Not sure how to describe this or the other three in the variety pack, all including this were pretty good.

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