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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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607 Ratings
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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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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

Amp, Jun 04, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

UNCCTDawg, Jun 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Chugs13, Jun 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

jl28r1, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of hackmann
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

hackmann, Jun 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Xzfgiimtsath, May 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Johnnyv310, May 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +19%

MaltyMates, May 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +19%

seyton, May 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

MonkeyboyATL, May 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

tzieser, May 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

lakersfan16, May 27, 2013
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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.

CFHMagnet, May 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

cdwil, May 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

kew, May 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

MadWolf, May 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

geocool, May 24, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

szmnnl99, May 23, 2013
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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!

SerBennett, May 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

gritz147, May 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

DruC4, May 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

hopley, May 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Buster, May 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

BFCarr, May 18, 2013
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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.

tone77, May 18, 2013
Samuel Adams New Albion Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
77 out of 100 based on 607 ratings.