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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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593 Ratings
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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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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-18-2013 20:27:01 | More by trevorpost
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Eric908

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-18-2013 00:08:42 | More by Eric908
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rbmjr1

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

06-17-2013 04:25:42 | More by rbmjr1
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ckollias

Maryland

3.01/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a Beligan Tulip glass.

A: Pours a clear golden hue with white head that slowly dissipates leaves a decent trail and ends in a wispy lace.

S: Musty malty aroma with a decent hop background.

T: Similar to the smell there is a musty malt flavor going here. Citrus hops and finishes sort of tart.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Just a so-so APA – nothing I would grab again.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 03:40:39 | More by ckollias
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scmoore81

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

06-12-2013 01:13:55 | More by scmoore81
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bconsidine

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-10-2013 19:06:52 | More by bconsidine
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emerge077

Illinois

3.71/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bright gold orange with a slight haze, quickly rising carbonation. Softly textured foam that rises above the rim momentarily, and leaves behind some irregular globs of froth and lace in the glass.

Floral hop aroma, slight notes of yeast and pale malt. Simple but pleasant.

Soft notes of pale malt and lightly floral hops than lend a mild bitterness. Finishes dry and clean. Slight dusty grainy sweetness. Fairly light bodied, and slightly creamy in texture. Interesting throwback tribute to the first American craft brewery. Strange to think this could've been the only craft option more than 30 years ago.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 20:36:58 | More by emerge077
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spmiller86

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

06-09-2013 05:08:27 | More by spmiller86
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A mix a six pickup. Bottle poured into pint glass.

Pours very pale yellow, light gold. Some white foam lasts. Sweet malty bread nose. Light bready taste with a ray of sweetness poking through. Moderately bitter, not extremist. All ale, no superfluous flavors. A one and done.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 20:40:44 | More by KTCamm
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PretzelsNBeer

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -10.7%

06-08-2013 03:00:43 | More by PretzelsNBeer
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Apellonious

North Carolina

3.61/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass

A -Pale, slightly cloudy gold, thin head that moves to little to no lace

S - Grass, bread, faint citrus

T - Dry hops, lemony bitterness. Bread and pine notes.

M - Slightly low carbonation wise. Mouthfeel is a little thin. The finish is crisp.

O - A very drinkable, if basic, APA, and its good to recognize some history through the purchase.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 02:18:56 | More by Apellonious
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Amp

Oklahoma

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

06-04-2013 00:39:31 | More by Amp
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UNCCTDawg

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

06-03-2013 23:48:22 | More by UNCCTDawg
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

06-02-2013 22:25:29 | More by Chugs13
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jl28r1

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.7%

06-02-2013 03:17:46 | More by jl28r1
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hackmann

Michigan

3.05/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: rich golden crystal body with a one finger white foam head that leaves … well, nothing to speak of

Aroma: light toasted grains, little grassy, maybe herbal biscuit, really light overall, no wow this is a nice smelling ale factor, it is just okay

Flavors/Mouthfeel: grassy bitter note, toasted grains, dry light moderate bitterness on the back, nice lively carbonation, I have not had a Molson Golden in a long long time but this reminds me of that beer – I’ll have to buy a Molson Golden to find out how bad (I mean good) my memory is.

To the Point: a pretty good tasting ‘golden ale’, people see American Pale Ale as the style and think: big time citrus, pine needles, fruity stuff, good bitterness, - well, just calm down folks for this is a 30 year old recipe. In the early 1980’s we did not think of big bold in your face flavors in beer. Enjoy it for what it is – a retro beer. This is how some Pale Ales or Golden Ales tasted back in the 1970’s and 80’s. A fun retro beer to me but, really in today's beer world - just average

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 01:16:45 | More by hackmann
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Xzfgiimtsath

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

05-31-2013 18:10:31 | More by Xzfgiimtsath
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Johnnyv310

New York

3/5  rDev -10.7%

05-30-2013 05:15:22 | More by Johnnyv310
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MaltyMates

New York

4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

05-29-2013 23:57:46 | More by MaltyMates
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seyton

Virginia

4/5  rDev +19%

05-29-2013 13:15:27 | More by seyton
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MonkeyboyATL

Georgia

3/5  rDev -10.7%

05-28-2013 21:09:48 | More by MonkeyboyATL
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tzieser

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

05-27-2013 07:34:22 | More by tzieser
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lakersfan16

Alaska

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

05-27-2013 03:55:07 | More by lakersfan16
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CFHMagnet

Ohio

2.86/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My pour yielded a half finger of thin head that dissolved in a little under a minute. Body sports a hazy straw look without any lacing.

I smell grassy hops and adjunct lager.

Taste is sweet and corny/crackery up front. Transitions into mild hop grassiness with a hint of pepper.

Mouthfeel is that of a lawnmower beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 03:14:55 | More by CFHMagnet
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cdwil

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

05-26-2013 21:17:11 | More by cdwil
Samuel Adams New Albion Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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