Samuel Adams New Albion Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by smcnulty1981:
2.86/5 rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
A: ours a bright golden color crystal clear with lots of carbonation and about 1 finger of bright white head there is some lacing but there is no head retention
S: dominated by the smell of malt and yeast there is no smell of hops on the nose not mush complexity fairly standard
T: dominated by malt and yeast again not much hop bitterness not much complexity
M: medium bodied but there was a lot of carbontation finished really dry
O: there is a lot of history to this beer but although they did use the original recipe they may have wanted to increase the hop bitterness a bit to help counter the lack of a complex malt bill that being said with using just one grain and one hop this would be a great every day drinking beer but not for special occasions
Serving type: bottle
02-12-2013 21:27:55 | More by smcnulty1981
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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.