Springing Backward

Samuel Adams' newest beer, Alpine Spring, is crisp and refreshing but leaves one searching for a taste of something more. //Photo: Jason Ruiz

This year, the Boston Beer Company decided to replace their popular Noble Pils which debuted in 2009, with the inaugural batch of Alpine Spring. The new installment in Samuel Adams’ seasonal rotation resembles its predecessor in color, but that’s about it. In a week when clocks were turned forward in accordance with the Uniform Time Act of 1966, Sam Adams took a step back.

 

Alpine Spring is a lager-style beer but stands out because of its unfiltered brewing process. The result is a hazy, orange appearance that is synonymous with hefeweizens. However, the beer lacks any kind of particular taste profile. Namely, beer.

 

The company describes Alpine Spring as having a spicy, citrus flavor that’s a refreshing transition from the dark, heavy beers of fall and winter. The refreshing part is accurate. Alpine Spring is a great substitute for the many mass-produced, watered-down domestic brews that flood the market place. The beer goes down smooth and its relatively low alcohol content (5.5 percent) makes it a good session beer. But, anyone seeking out something with real character is best served making another selection.

 

Alpine Spring is only available from January through March. It retails for about $10 for a six-pack. Hurry out to try this beer before it’s gone…or just catch up on the lost hour of sleep instead.

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~ by J. Ruiz on March 11, 2012.

4 Responses to “Springing Backward”

  1. Wheres that picture of HevyKevy?!

  2. Its great as your other blog posts : D, appreciate it for posting . “You can’t have everything. Where would you put it” by Steven Wright.

    • Thanks for the positive reinforcement! I try to make the articles my best and interesting even if the beer they’re about are neither. : )

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