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

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610 Ratings
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Ratings: 610
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 14.88%
Wants: 5
Gots: 19 | 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:
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(Beer added by: auxiliary on 07-23-2007)
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Photo of KTCamm
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.

KTCamm, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of PretzelsNBeer
3/5  rDev -10.7%

PretzelsNBeer, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of Apellonious
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.

Apellonious, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of Amp
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

Amp, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of UNCCTDawg
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

UNCCTDawg, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of Chugs13
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Chugs13, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of jl28r1
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
Photo of Xzfgiimtsath
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Xzfgiimtsath, May 31, 2013
Photo of Johnnyv310
3/5  rDev -10.7%

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

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

seyton, May 29, 2013
Photo of MonkeyboyATL
3/5  rDev -10.7%

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

tzieser, May 27, 2013
Photo of lakersfan16
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

lakersfan16, May 27, 2013
Photo of CFHMagnet
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
Photo of cdwil
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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

kew, May 26, 2013
Photo of MadWolf
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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

geocool, May 24, 2013
Photo of szmnnl99
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

szmnnl99, May 23, 2013
Photo of SerBennett
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
Photo of gritz147
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

gritz147, May 22, 2013
Photo of DruC4
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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

hopley, May 19, 2013
Samuel Adams New Albion Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
77 out of 100 based on 610 ratings.