Samuel Adams New Albion Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Uncle_Jimmy:
3.4/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Appearance- sparkling golden yellow with very little head , head retention and lacing.
Aroma- Apple honey hay and alcohol
Taste- Grainy more so than corney and much more so than BMC. Its a little bit hay and honey, and there is definitely a bigger hop profile than bud miller coors. Knowing some of the history of this beer helps place its flavor profile. Its BMC but maltier and hoppier, and I like it because of that it still remains very drinkable as well.
Mouthfeel- LIght bodied, and surprisingly less fizzy than BMC. It has a slight alcohol warmth that i really like in a beer this light
Overall- yes please. I think that this beer paved the way for craft beer and its not hard to see why its a little maltier, hoppier and stronger. Still quaffable
Serving type: bottle
02-10-2013 22:14:44 | More by Uncle_Jimmy
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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.