Mt Lee | New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House

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New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
Indiana, United States
newalbanian.com

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Slatetank on 04-10-2008

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Ratings:
5
Reviews:
3
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
4.1%
 
 
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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Slatetank
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I enjoyed this on tap at the brewpub in New Albany, IN. Served cold in a tulip pint.

A - A deep copper burnished caramal w/ an inch of light cream that drops quickly. Has a fine bead. There is moderate stickage. The contrast between the red/amber and light tan head is striking as the rings of lace cling tenaciously.

S - Nice mellow simcoe and cascade citrus w/ subtle floral notes and tangerine/clementine-like juicy sweet aromas.

M - Very mild bitterness seamless malt and hop unity, the sweetness seems to be submerged at first but actually works in tandem w/ the slightly bitter and tart notes of the fresh hop notes riding the fruity and effervescent feel.

T - Very much like a pale ale w/ the accent ofn the flavor of the simcoe and the cascade along for the ride. I am very impressed w/ the 1st beer I have had at a brewpub in Indiana. Nice malt anchoring(no pun intended) the sweetness is restrained, but has a nice dry and lightly grainy mild roasteed flavor w/ subtle rye notes -kind of bready as it warms w/ a subtle astringency and the hop flavors remain all the way true to the end.

D - Described as a "session beer" on the menu, I can't exactly agree, but 5.6% is close enough. Very Drinkable, I could return to this without hesitation. For me this has a swiss army type of universal flavor. The malt smoothness and plenty of hop sweetness and citrus flavor. This ale is well crafted and hard to find fault with the quality.

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Photo of ColoradoBobs
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub.

Appearance: orange-amber body under a long-lasting off-white head with ample effervescence.

Smell is of floral hops, orange peel, thyme and peaches.

Fruity-floral cracker malt front with lots of pine-bittering hops in the long finish, which is excellently spicy.

Mouthfeel is rich and smooth with the nice carbonation spreading everything around.

Drinkability is okay: this is a bit one-dimensional, but then it's a California Common, so what do you expect, right?

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Photo of taylocd
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from growler to pint tumbler.

A- bright translucent gold with head that dissipated quickly but left decent lacing

S-oddly enough it had a bit of phenolic aroma

T- great bitterness but with a phenolic presence in flavor, too.

M/D - great texture and carbonation match up with the interesting combination of flavors to make for an easy drinker.

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Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Mt Lee from New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
3.9 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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