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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 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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Pours a cloudy golden color with a finger of white foam. A touch of spicy hops with just a hint of citrus. Decently floral as well. A lot of yeast contributions, notably pepper and maybe even a hint of banana. Bready malt makes up the rest. The flavor is a bit bland. It has a strange lemony note on the finish as well. Some notes of floral and spicy hops and maybe some bread/malt flavors.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11526) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Bottle from a Save-Mart. Pours hazy gold with a 3 finger foamy near-white head. Aroma is floral and citrus. Med body. Flavor is lightly bready with some citrus. Drinks pretty well, but gets a bit too bready in the finish. Then suddenly there’s a strong citrus hit. All in all it’s a decent light lager.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (11486) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2012
Draught at Bishops Arms, Linköping. Somewhat hazy orange color, white head. Citrus aroma with some floral notes. Citrus flavor, hoppy, some grass and fruits. A bit thin.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11084) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Bottle. Poured a hazy golden color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus and floral aroma. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Complex soft brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2012

Name: Alpine Spring
Date: January 31, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Sherlocks, GA
Appearance: hazy gold, frothy white head, sticky lace
Aroma: sweet and fruity aroma, floral hops
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, candy sweetness, light floral hops, hint of bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10208) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Bottle poured a hazy gold with a lasting creamy white head. Aromas of biscuit, lemon and a hint of yeast. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of biscuit, light lemon and a hint of yeast with a smooth finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10073) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small, frothy white head, medium-short retention with light lacing. Aroma is minty, earthy, and woody hops, straw and cereal malt. Flavor is medium hops and bitterness with supporting malt backbone and a dry finish. Medium-light body, low warmth, medium carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9944) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle, at home - 10/05/13, labelled as ’Spring Lager’, from BOE. Hazed golden amber, small white head that clears to a film but retains a presence. Nose carries Noble hop notes, grass, light caramel, lemon sherbet. Taste coprises pale malts, light caramel, touch of citrus fruit, bitter orange notes, grain, light sugars. Medium bodied, fine carbonation - light sprtiz - suits the style and keeps it crisp and refreshing. Ok lager - not something I’d seek out again but way better than macro crap!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopscotch (9549) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Draft… Clear golden lager with a small, creamy, white head. Great retention. Honey malts, pale grains and a note of wet leather meld to create the bouquet. Light-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. The flavor is grainy and quite well-balanced. Short, crisp, mostly clean finish with a gentle kiss of toffee.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9468) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle @ home. Cloudy yellow-orange appearance with a white head. Bready, floral, grassy, fairly sweet aroma. Tangy, banana/pineapple, fairly fruity, floral, grassy flavor. Pretty solid brew.


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