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

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616 Ratings
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Ratings: 616
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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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.38/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Yellow/tan and clear, not a lot of head and lacing.

Aroma is a little floral, has some yeast components and some grassiness/graininess.

Flavor follows the aroma. Kinda plain and simple, a good grainy base with some bready malts and a little hoppiness.

Body is very light and easy drinking.

It's not bad but not super exciting either. As a historical beer, it's interesting to try. Honestly I don't think it belongs as an APA, it's closer to blonde ale if anything.

Photo of pknyc
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.68/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A very clear bright yellow, great carbonation giving me a 1/2 inch that settles to a thick lace ring.
S - Smell is slightly flowery with some lager yeast and pale malts.
T - Not bad it's very balanced for 6%. Taste of mild yeasts, some hops, and bready malts. Not great just good.
M - Light to medium quite easy to drink.
Overall a pale ale with a lager aspect. Makes it a fairly good beer but not great.

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4/5  rDev +19%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of Herky21
4/5  rDev +19%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of vcoggins
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of BJasny
4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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4/5  rDev +19%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.48/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Awesome. I get to drink a little bit of history.

It's definitely more mild and mellow than what I am used to for the style now. But there is a decent bitterness to it. Malty sweet thing going on. Fairly aggressive carbonation. Easy to drink.

It's funny to think that this was probably a very flavorful beer to many people 30 years ago. I wonder what they would have thought of our present day hop bombs.

Photo of mactrail
3.61/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A flowery, resiny, sweet fantasy of a Pale Ale. So user-friendly I was three-quarters down the pint glass before I thought to make any notes.

Starts out lemon-tinged pale golden color, with a modest head. The carbonation dissipates, however, and ends up nearly flat before you've finished. On the plus side is the prefumey hop note coupled with a pleasant malty sweetness. A little sctratchy note of hops with just a touch of bitterness. Aromatic nose of grain and gardenias.

Get one of these for Tinker Bell. On tap at the recently opened Fathom in San Diego.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of tronester
3.39/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden/yellow with a medium white head with impressive lacing. Aromas of sweet grain and a hint of spicy hops. Taste begins with some acidic twang, followed by some sweet corn, then some earthy, fruity, spicy hops in the finish. Mouthfeel is good. Overall a pretty good beer. Nice to try this historic recipe.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Sludgeman
3.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottled read enjoy before July 2013. Poured in a pint glass.

A - Pours a crystal clear light golden yellow. Small amount of white head which quickly dissapates. No lacing.

A - Slight floral notes

T - Clean, ceral and crackers, no discernable hops.

MF - A little fizzy, a little sharp, some creaminess in the finish.

O - Hides its 8.0% ABV very well. Not sure I would call this an APA.

Samuel Adams New Albion Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
77 out of 100 based on 616 ratings.