Samuel Adams New Albion Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by dbrauneis:
3.4/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A: Pours a crystal clear medium yellow with some golden yellow highlights and moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall pillowy off-white head that slowly reduces to a couple of small patches of thin bubbles with a very thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Light amounts of bready and grainy malts with some very light notes of grassy, spicy, and floral hops.
T: Light amounts of bready malts with some light amounts of grainy sweetness. There are some very light notes of spicy hops with just a touch of grassy hops. Light amounts of lemon citrus notes and a light to moderate amounts of bitterness in the finish.
M: Light to medium bodied with just a touch more than moderate amounts of carbonation. Very light notes of dryness in the finish.
O: It is interesting to try this re-creation of the start of American craft beer - strange how hidden the hop aromas are but I'm guessing that was very true to the original which was competing with beers that did not have much hop aroma. I'm glad that beers have evolved and the presence of the hops has really come to the forefront. Definitely worth trying for the historical perspective and pretty easy to drink.
Serving type: bottle
02-20-2013 23:32:39 | More by dbrauneis
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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 594 ratings.