Style: Czech Pilsner
Alcohol by volume: 4.9% This floral, hoppy take on Bohemian Pilsner was the stud of Samuel Adams' spring variety packs a couple of years back thanks to its use of five German Noble hops that help it drink more like a mellow IPA. Boston Beer ( SAM) recently turned it into a year-round affair -- reserving spring slots for for its Alpine Spring Kellerbier and other offerings. That said, Noble Pils is still the Sam to have around this time of year explicitly for that light, sweet, honey-tinged finish. It isn't typical beer-hall pilsner and purists should probably beware. But drinkers who are getting a little stir crazy waiting for some actual spring to arrive should ease their nerves with a few sips of this while searching those gray skies for sun.