Samuel Adams New Albion Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4/5 rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A chilly bottle poured into a pint glass.
This is generally a clear golden liquid but it has a slightly tarnished hint to it, so its a shade darker than pure gold. The head is a light grey foam that starts out quite thick but settles to a thin layer. Some rising carbonation can be seen.
There is a light hop aroma. It is a sweet citrus scent.
This beer has a great flavor, but it is unlike modern west coast pale ales. The hops here are strong but not exceptionally bitter. There is a good pale malt base that offers a touch of sweetness. Grassy hops are strongest as I swallow.
Average body and carbonation. There is a little bit more of a coat than I expected, but it isn't very sticky.
This is a really enjoyable beer. Its unlike the pale ales of today but you can taste how it is their precursor. It's a beer worth trying.
Serving type: bottle
02-09-2013 21:03:57 | More by ToasterChef
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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)
77 out of 100 based on 579 ratings.