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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
78
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179 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 179
Hads: 626
Avg: 3.4
pDev: 14.41%
Wants: 5
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States | website

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: auxiliary on 07-23-2007

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Photo of BeerSnob1022
1.46/5  rDev -57.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Why is the dog drinking from the toilet? He just drank New Albion beer and he's trying to get the taste out of his mouth. Ever wake up after a keg party and smell the stale beer smell from the floaters? Yeah, it smells like that. It has a pale yellow, urine appearance. Not coincidentally, it tastes like ram's urine and shame. It is like a mixture of Bud and Old English. If anyone knows Jim Koch or Jack McAuliffe or any of their relatives please punch them in the nuts for me and get my $9 back. Now I have to figure out what to do with the remaining 5 bottles.

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Photo of hosehead83
3.94/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Pale, chill-hazed copper in color, with a moderate head of white foam.
Aroma-nice little fruity hop note
Taste-Mild-mannered but flavorfull fruity hops, citrus zest, a bit light-bodied but pleasant and tasty. Nice flavor and balance. Would be a nice brew to welcome someone into the world of craft beer. A very nice American Pale. Recommended.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Surprised to see this on the shelf tonight at Brewer's Haven... Pours a brilliant clear golden... long lasting white head... nice lacing.

Nose is malty with something that reminds me of adjuncts, but not sure... a small bit of spicy hoppiness.

Flavor is on the sweet side with just enough bitterness to barely balance... hoppy flavors are again spicy, with possibly a citrus edge.

Body is on the heavy side, carbonation is small bubble and every present...

Interesting, pretty drinkable... Very cool to see a redux of such a trailblazer.

Cheers to Jim Koch and especially Jack McAuliffe.

Despite my lackluster (but honest) review, it is easy to see how this would have been a mindblower 30 years ago.

4/3.25/3.25/3.5/3.5

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Photo of auxiliary
4.27/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance - Almost a clear golden color. Nice offwhite head, and had some nice lace.

smell - Hints of hops, but mostly wheat here.

taste - Wheat overwelmed the taste, but had a little bitterness at the end, but not much from the hops.

mouthfeel - Medium body.

drinkability - Bottle and sell Sam Adams. I'm guessing the ABV was maybe a 6%-7% it seemed to me.

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Samuel Adams New Albion Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.