149. Samuel Adams Alpine Spring
Initially I was disappointed to hear Sam Adams replaced their White Ale with the Alpine Spring for 2012 but after trying this new variety from Samuel Adams I felt a bit better. Pours a nice cloudy light orange with finger wide white head. Lemon aroma which comes through to the taste. Very refreshing and easy to drink. This 6-pack disappeared from my fridge very within a couple of days. While many craft beer drinkers dislike Samuel Adams I still enjoy most of their beer. All are very drinkable and while they may be more mainstream than the smaller brewers that does not mean they are not quality beers. I will continue to miss my White Ale but the Alpine Spring is a solid offering and you will not be disappointed if you typically enjoy beer from Boston Beer Company.
Pros: Easy to drink
Alcohol Content: 5.5% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): 19
Brewers Website: Samuel Adams
Brewers Description: Brewed especially for the season, this bright citrusy unfiltered lager is both satisfying and refreshing. It’s the perfect transition from winter’s heavier brews to the lighter beers of summer. Borne of our brewers’ many trips to Germany, Alpine Spring features a unique blend of lager attributes: the balanced maltiness and hoppiness of a Helles, the smoothness and slightly higher alcohol of a traditional spring bock, and the unfiltered appearance of a Kellerbier. The beer is brewed with Tettnang Noble hops to add a unique, bright orange-citrusy aroma and flavor.