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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

593 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 593
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 14.88%
Wants: 4
Gots: 16 | 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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kew

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

05-26-2013 20:14:25 | More by kew
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MadWolf

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

05-24-2013 19:35:31 | More by MadWolf
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geocool

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -10.7%

05-24-2013 14:05:31 | More by geocool
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szmnnl99

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

05-23-2013 01:05:00 | More by szmnnl99
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SerBennett

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Everything about this beer is fantastic!

It poured a beautiful deep golden color, great carbonation with a one finger head. Lacing stuck around for a while, head dissipated somewhat quickly.

The smell of this beer is delicious. Hints of citrus, hops, wheat, grass, and malt all hit the nose at once to make for a fantastic and powerful aroma.

This beer tastes amazing. There are so many things going on with this brew that it is a pleasure to just let it all play out. The mouthfeel is great, with a pretty medium body. As I drank the beer, the flavor profile slightly changed. At first I got a lot of wheat and citrus and bread, but as I continued to drink and the beer got slightly warmer, I got more hops in my taste.

This beer is also at 6.0% ABV, which is really great for a session or non-session beer.

I'm actually honestly surprised that the ratings for this beer aren't higher. This is definitely one of my top favorite brews!

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 21:53:01 | More by SerBennett
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gritz147

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

05-22-2013 02:50:11 | More by gritz147
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DruC4

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

05-21-2013 16:58:08 | More by DruC4
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hopley

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

05-19-2013 22:41:32 | More by hopley
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Buster

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

05-19-2013 02:19:22 | More by Buster
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BFCarr

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

05-18-2013 19:57:14 | More by BFCarr
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.31/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, a bit of hops are present. Taste is also mild, malts, some hops, a bit of a strange taste at the finish, something herbal and different. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 16:33:21 | More by tone77
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gtermi

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

05-18-2013 05:30:16 | More by gtermi
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.05/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color capped by two fingers of foam; both the retention and the lacing were notable

Smell: Really unusual grain bill - smells of bread, corn and a hint of caramel; grassy hops in the back

Taste: The malt bill is even more unusual on the tongue, bringing bread, caramel, corn syrup and a load of diacetyl; although the beer is malt forward, there are some grassy hops that arrive in the mid-palate and linger vaguely into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: The sweetness of the beer gets to me after a while and though I am enjoying the history, this is not a beer that I would want to try again

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 01:27:56 | More by brentk56
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MightiestBeard

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

05-17-2013 23:11:02 | More by MightiestBeard
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Beerrenda

California

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

05-16-2013 02:59:05 | More by Beerrenda
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Michigan

Michigan

2.54/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A- Drank from the bottle around a fire with my BMC bros.

S- Grainy. Apparently it's a "pale ale" but smells like an adjunct lager.

T- Macro brew. Grainy. Bland. Just a bad metallic taste. Not exciting.

M- Thin. Fizzy for a bit. Expected

O- Eh.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 01:03:16 | More by Michigan
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Buck6196

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

05-15-2013 19:48:27 | More by Buck6196
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hickmancase

California

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

05-14-2013 03:15:54 | More by hickmancase
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Kerrie

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

05-13-2013 23:35:00 | More by Kerrie
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

3.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz beer poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint at fridge-cellar temperature.

L – Deep gold color with a 2-finger bubbly, white head. Decent retention but not much lacing. Clear with lots of bubbles.

S – Grainy, cereal malts with grassy, herbal hops and maybe the faintest scent of citrus. The aroma isn’t very robust but it’s pleasant.

T – It starts off with a grainy malt and then progresses to bitter grassy, herbal, and mild grapefruit and orange hops.

F – Light-to-medium-bodied with good carbonation, a creamy but crisp mouthfeel, and a bittersweet and mildly dry finish. Citrus hops and grainy malt flavors linger for a bit.

O – This is a decent pale ale. The aroma and taste are pretty weak but they’re not offensive. It’s decently tasty and drinkable, but I can’t say that I wasn’t expecting a bit more.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 02:55:36 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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scot959

California

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

05-12-2013 02:42:07 | More by scot959
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sharpski

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

05-11-2013 20:13:02 | More by sharpski
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mikehillman

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

05-11-2013 02:05:07 | More by mikehillman
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -10.7%

05-10-2013 22:55:46 | More by mikeburd1128
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Tavo2311

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

05-09-2013 23:24:32 | More by Tavo2311
Samuel Adams New Albion Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
77 out of 100 based on 593 ratings.