Samuel Adams New Albion Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by BWED:
2.88/5 rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
12 oz. bottle poured into a tumbler. I picked up a sixer at Jungle Jim's, in Fairfield, OH for $3.99, which was a steal. I'm not sure if this had anything to with the quality, but I wanted to note that in this review.
A- Light straw yellow, not quite crystal clear, but close. Foamy one finger white head, that leaves a little spattering of lacing.
S- Sweet malt, subtle. More subtlety coming from the hop end, a slight orange citrus. Mild, but a pleasant aroma.
T- Straw, slight hop bitterness. A little stale? It tastes similar to a Miller Lite.
M- Light body, light carbonation, clean, with a slightly bitter finish.
O- It tasted stale. I'm not sure if that's how it is, or I purchased a poorly stored product. Jungle Jim's is usually good with beer though.
Serving type: bottle
04-29-2013 19:53:25 | More by BWED
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3.45/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
This pale ale is bright light-medium orange, barely translucent. The head rests at one finger for a moment but shows pretty good retention. It leaves a moderate quantity of spotty lacing on the glass.
Grains, white pepper and lemon zest greet the nose. It's a little odd, though; for the first few sniffs, it's almost like there are some spent grains I'm smelling, then nothing and the aroma goes mute. I can still get a little out of it, but not much.
There's lemon zest and pine, light pith and a touch of lemon juice as well in the taste. The pepper is still there but isn't as strong as it smelled. It's almost a little grassy underneath with a ghost of green weedy stem shifting in and out. it finishes with lots of bread after the bitterness sneaks away.
It's prickly but soft as a fuzzy blanket of carbonation rolls gently on the tongue. In the medium body, it's actually quite nice.
Serving type: bottle
10-28-2013 20:05:21 | More by Brenden
Samuel Adams New Albion Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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