Beer Review: Samuel Adams Alpine Spring

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The following is from Sam’s Site:

Flavor: Crisp and slightly sweet with bright citrus and spicy hop notes
Color: Hazy Golden / 9 SRM
Original Gravity: 14.2 Plato
Alcohol by Vol/Wt: 5.5%ABV – 4.3%ABW
Calories/12 oz.: 186
IBUs: 19
Malt Varieties: Two-row Harrington, Metcalfe, and Copeland pale malts, Honey malt
Hop Varieties: Tettnang Tettnanger Noble hops
Yeast Strain: Samuel Adams lager yeast
Availability: Seasonal (January – March) in six-packs, 12-packs and on draft. It is also available in the Samuel Adams Brewer’s Choice Variety 12-Pack
First Brewed: 2012

Well, Its Malty.  Real Malty.  The hops do come forward, eventually.  Boy are they citrusy!

WOW.  I think that the brewers got a little ahead of themselves with this one.  I just don’t like the balance of it.  I think a tamer hop, and more bittering would have done this beer a service.

I paid $11.25 for this six-pack and I don’t think I’m going to finish it.

Not my cup of tea.

 

 

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