RATINGS: 819   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Samuel Adams Alpine Spring is yet another addition to the brewerys Small Batch series. For this entry, Sammy & Co used the more traditional labeling. Starting in late October, youll see the first of the Small Batch hit the market Tasman Red, Third Voyage, Griffins 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

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
whiterhino42 (1) - Monson, Alabama, USA - FEB 22, 2014 does not count
I absolutely love this beer, my fave by Sam Adams Im sooo upset they are not brewing it this year.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
monkberry (1) - USA - OCT 28, 2012 does not count
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JoeAgain (70) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2012
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. Its not often I say this, but this may be one of the 10 best beers I have ever come across, and believe me, Ive 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!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
efecher (70) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2012
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Velkyal (321) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ibashmuck (1) - neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2013 does not count
Bottle, 113- 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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
captain_insano (21) - 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 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gordon1018 (6) - Castle Rock, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2012 does not count
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 time beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Lager glass. Cloudy gold, some head and nice lacing. Odor of wheat and possibly orange. Excellent tasting beer.

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