TGIF! What's on tap this weekend?
We're taking a sip of Samuel Adams' Alpine Spring.
The official description says:
"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 Noble Tettnang hops to add a unique, bright orange-citrusy aroma and flavor."
The taste test says:
This winter seasonal brew has a slightly higher alcohol content by volume than your standard lager at 5.5 percent. It is now available for a limited time in 6-packs, 12-packs and on draft. It has a light, hazy amber color when poured and the smell of citrus and spice is immediately apparent. As described, it is well balanced, with a honey-like sweet maltiness and a hint of hops on the back end. Not too bitter and not too sweet, it is a well-carbonated beer, making it crisp, clean and very refreshing. This is an easy drinking, medium-to-light bodied beer that pairs well with grilled chicken or a burger.
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