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Samuel Adams New Albion Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams New Albion AleSamuel Adams New Albion Ale

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BA SCORE
77
okay

607 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 607
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 14.88%
Wants: 5
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: auxiliary on 07-23-2007)
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Photo of TempeBeerMan
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.

A - Very pale, clear, yellow with a two-finger head of detergent-like foam. Ringlets of sticky lacing.

S - Mild aroma of pilsner style yeasts and spicy hops. End result? It smells like "beer", in a macro lager kind of way. A little fruitiness comes out as it warms.

T - Whoa, this is a lot more full flavored than the nose would indicate. Grains kicks things off in the form of a sweet biscuit/buttered toast malt. Some lemon rind zest in the mid-palate. Hops have just a hint of floral grass, and just a little spice. Seemlessly blended and balanced. Very tasty.

M - Medium bodied, with prickly carbonation. Overall body compliments the taste. FInishes clean and crisp, especially for an ale.

O - While people say this resurrected recipie must have been an amazing craft beer back when it first brewed, it's still a pretty damn good one right now! Simple and elegant. Ironically, I found many elements here to be slightly reminiscent of a BMC beer; pale. sweet. spicy hops. lots of carbonation. The difference is actual full flavor and the absence of corn and rice "off" flavors. A great beer for converting a BMC to craft! A repeat buy for me.

TempeBeerMan, Feb 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

rorjets, Feb 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

mschofield, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

LightnerLiquorKS, Oct 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

nquigley16, Jan 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

hickmancase, May 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

DocBrass, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of jkrich
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

jkrich, Mar 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

bump8628, Feb 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

jmgault1, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of Mullinger1980
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Mullinger1980, Mar 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Brams17, Friday at 10:01 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

PEIhop, Jan 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Punisher, Aug 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Gatordaddy, Jan 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

ILiveOffHops, Jan 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

sparrowed, Mar 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

scmoore81, Jun 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

dmorgan310, Mar 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

hayesjw, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of SawDog505
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, best before July. Pours straw yellow, with a half inch of white head, leaves minimal lace. Smell is earthy hops, grass, a little lemon, biscuit, and a little pine. Taste is similar, the earthy grass hops stand out most, the flavors from the nose are around also. The body is medium to thin, plenty of carbonation, not dry, and very easy drinking. This is a solid beer, would be more appropriate in the dog days of summer because of its drinkability. Many of my friends that are Sam Adams fans, would love this.

SawDog505, Jan 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

hopley, May 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Hopfenpeter, Apr 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Kerrie, May 14, 2013
Samuel Adams New Albion Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
77 out of 100 based on 607 ratings.