monkberry (1) - USA - OCT 28, 2012 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
my new favorite beer. I love the unfiltered appearance. The taste is very refreshing with hardly any aftertaste. Sam Adams keep putting out great product.
JoeAgain (66) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2012
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very much in the Zwickelbier style. Pours a hazy orange-gold, with a nice fluffy-rocky tan head.
Marvelous nose of citrus and fresh baked bread. Delicious malt, honey, and citrus flavors blending in together wonderfully on the palate. It’s not often I say this, but this may be one of the 10 best beers I have ever come across, and believe me, I’ve tried a few!
If you like the Zwickelbier style, you have to try this one, as it is a very fine effort from the Boston Beer Company!
efecher (70) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Flowery citrus from the hops, reminiscent of the summer ale, which I am also a fan of. Very good brew, reminds you of the warming to come in spring
Velkyal (270) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy light orange with a persistent white head that leaves a nice lace down the glass. The aroma is light lemon and freshly mown grass with a tinge of honey in the background. Tastewise the graininess of the base malts is smoothed out by the sweetness of honey malt, making the beer insanely s gentle and silky in the mouth with just enough of a hop bitterness to make the beer balance beautifully. Crisp and refreshing, this could easily be the beer I drink most of this summer. A wonderful addition to the Sam Adams range.
SPDickerman (827) - Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours light golden with a large, pillowy white head. Smells spicy floral with citrus tones throughout. Taste is sweet with some bitter undertones. Medium-bodied with a slick texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Samuel Adams Alpine Spring finishes with some hints of spicy bitterness.
ibashmuck (1) - neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, 1’13- My first foray into the Kellerbier territory.
Huge 1"+ foamy head that hung around for quite awhile on a cloudy, golden body. Smells of soft citrus, grains, bread, light hops, grass. Bit dusty. The tongue follows, extremely well balanced, maybe some honey mixed in too, then a nifty pepper-like sting builds to bite the tongue a bit. The hops? Might be, otherwise, the quite muted. Thick, like hefe thick, creamy, average carbonation. I was expecting a much bigger hop presence, and instead got something completely different and, frankly, much more interesting. It seems to have multiple levels, and takes pieces from multiple styles to build a really quite delicious and easy drinking beer. Very impressed.
(FWIW-Official site lists this as a Kellerbier)
captain_insano (18) - Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
gordon1018 (6) - Castle Rock, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. A hazy gold color, with a thick off white head. Aroma was a n ice blend of floral hops and orange zest. Tastes like a n orange infused american hefe. Overall, a really good crisp spring
beaz1591 (214) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lager glass. Cloudy gold, some head and nice lacing. Odor of wheat and possibly orange. Excellent tasting beer.
jmthomp07 (14) - Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great spring, or especially summer beer. For people who drink typical bud light or coors light, this may be a spring beer, but for avid drinkers who like more flavor, this would be the perfect summer beer.
Wheat beers can get a little boring or heavy during the summer so this beer would be a tasty light beer to drink. There are a ton of different very subtle flavors in this beer which is pretty amazing for a light beer from the largest "craft brewery" in the country. There is citrus, balanced perfectly with the hop bitterness. Then, the beer is unfiltered so it has a light-medium mouth-feel to it and a bit of fruity flavor similar to wheat beers. Will definitely buy it again and try to stock up in case they stop selling it in the summer.