Samuel Adams New Albion Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by TheSixthRing:
3.85/5 rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Had on-tap at Final Gravity in Roseville, CA
Appearance - Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow, served in a pint glass with a white, finger width head. Great retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass.
Smell - Light citrus, with lesser notes of sweet, bready malt character.
Taste - Follows the nose. Notes of citrus backed by a sweet, bready and slightly grainy malt backbone. A touch of light toast near the finish. Simple, but clean and with awesome balance.
Mouthfeel - Medium body with moderate, crisp carbonation. Super smooth. Silky. Goes down without effort.
Overall - The history behind this beer is pretty awesome, and the beer itself is pretty damn solid, too. Sessionable as hell. I wasn't alive when this was originally brewed, so I can't vouch as to just how close they nailed the original, but if this is it down to a 'T', then Mr. McAuliffe was a true visionary, and I tip my cap to this 'grandfather' pale ale of his.
Serving type: on-tap
04-20-2013 18:49:22 | More by TheSixthRing
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3.49/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Ok, not a great beer, but as I've said before, a good beer can be one that you can drink the shit out of with no combative flavor. This is a brew that you can sit at a bar or a friend's house and not feel embarrassed to drink or hand off to someone else. Mild, decent carbonation and a not too extravagant price. If you're looking to impress, then look elsewhere. Otherwise, go ahead, get piss-drunk on this stuff and enjoy. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
03-23-2014 23:37:56 | More by SoupKitchenBeerSnob
Samuel Adams New Albion Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
77 out of 100 based on 593 ratings.