If this beer was simply to replace Noble Pils I would be pretty upset about the switch, but since it simply slides into the Spring seasonal spot so Noble Pils can be available all year I am willing to accept it. As mentioned below I think it would actually be great as the beer for the hotter months, but it is a solid beer nonetheless.
An early start to Spring for today . . .
Brewery: Boston Beer Company (Boston, MA)
Name: Alpine Spring
Style: Maybe a Helles or maybe a Premium American Lager (not really sure)
ABV: 5.50% (internet)
Tasting Notes: Stored in the fridge before serving in one of my incredibly awesome Genny Cream Ale glasses (sort of pilsner-like).
Aroma: A lightly floral aroma with a hint of citrus and a faint sweetness underneath. Pretty subtle overall. – 8.5/12
Appearance: Medium golden yellow color. One finger fluffy white head that holds well and leaves solid lacing. A slight haze but is otherwise clear with rising bubbles visible. – 3/3
Flavor: A slightly sweet maltiness up front that is faintly honey-like. Very little bitterness at all with a touch of citrus flavor. Pretty well balanced overall. Finishes smoothly and mostly clean with a touch of lingering citrusy sweetness. – 15/20
Mouthfeel: Light body with a moderate level of carbonation. Very smooth and lightly crisp on the palate. – 4/5
Overall Impressions: Light in body but has a bit of creaminess to it and especially so after warming just a bit. I still prefer Noble Pils, but a very good lighter beer that I actually think would be great for the summer months. Goes down very easily at least in part because of the good balance of flavors. Glad to have it around as a seasonal. – 7.5/10
Overall: B+ (38/50)