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Brewsday Tuesday: Samuel Adams Alpine Spring Lager

January 10, 2012

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

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 11, 2012 1:05 pm

    Hmm, i’m going to have to give this a try =) Thank you!

  2. Steve Broadway permalink
    January 27, 2012 11:55 am

    I have to agree with you completely. Saw these in the local grocery store while picking up some things for the wife….bought one large bottle and enjoyed it with the evening meal. Can’t wait for summer to have more!

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