Brewsday Tuesday: Samuel Adams Alpine Spring Lager
I was strolling past the beer case with a dozen eggs in one hand, and a gallon of milk in the other, when I noticed a new beer from Sam Adams. The package touted Alpine Spring Lager as having a citrus flavor from the hops grown in the foothills of the Alps. Despite the name sounding like a brand of soap I picked some up.
Name: Samuel Adams Alpine Spring Lager
Brewed by: Boston Beer Company
Style/ABV: Munich Helles Lager / 5.8%
Appearance: Pours a hazy yellow with a nice three finger creamy head that attempts to over flow the glass. Head retention is good, and some lacing is present in the glass.
Smell: Sweet malts, grass and some citrus.
Taste: Sweet doughy malts, grassiness, moves into some mild hop bitterness. After taste is citrus. Very pleasant.
Mouthfeel: Medium with moderate carbonation. Very drinkable.
Overall: It may be January, but this beer makes me think of a warm spring day in the back yard with some sort of meat on the grill. It is very drinkable and I really enjoyed the doughy/grassy/citrus combo of flavors. Very clean and fresh. This one is a keeper!
Final Grade: A