Samuel Adams New Albion Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by russpowell:
3.35/5 rDev -0.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
BBD of Jul 13
Pours straw colored with a finger of pearl colored head. Zero head retention & lacing
S: Grassyness & faint biscuitty malt notes, pears, & apples
T: Follows the nose, some golden delicious apple & floral hops up front. Pears, straw & delicate hops as this warms, slight honeysuckle notes. Finishes with orchard fruit, crispness & grassyness
MF: Light bodied with slight carbonation, okay balance
I'd like to think I was drinking a call back to craft brewing history, but who knows how accurate this to the original? Easy to drink, but nothing I would buy again
Serving type: bottle
02-11-2013 03:28:49 | More by russpowell
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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.