Welcome to BeerAdvocate!

Looking to talk, rate or trade beer? Join today by creating your free account.

Dismiss Notice
Curious about recent updates to the site and app? Check the Announcements forum for updates.
Dismiss Notice
Love Belgian Beer?

Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings.

Tickets + more: beeradvocate.com/belgian

Tricentennial | New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
Indiana, United States | website

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ZombiesAteMyDog on 07-29-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
6
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
34.5%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
0
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 6
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the New Albanian site:

"(Style:) Post-Colonial Common

ABV: 7.5%

IBU: 33 (bottle is listed at 75 IBU)

Color: Tawny golden/amber.

Flavor: Medium-bodied, malt accented (not sweet) with a nip of sorghum and a hint of smoke.

Compare to: No commercial examples. It is in the same flavor range as Old Lightning Rod, just not as heavy and malty.

Available on draft and in a one-time bottling in 22oz. “Bomber” bottles to be announced. Brewed to celebrate New Albany’s tricentennial in 2113. Formerly known as 'Steamboat Common'."

---

***Hand-numbered bomber # 7/300.. I'm a sucker for limited editions ($7.50).

A - "Tawny golden/amber" indeed. Almost no head at the first pour, and no lacing.

S - At first is seemed slightly muted... Castle malt, sweet smokiness, and big sorghum. My first thought is it reminds me of FFF's Robert the Bruce.

T - This is a malt/sorghum bomb. There is a bit of sweet smoke... And a slight background of an overall hop presence. The sorghum sticks around for awhile as an aftertaste. At first, I was reminded of an English mild, but as the flavors come forward I can see the colonial-esque qualities that were described.

M - Low carbonation... I would prefer more to help balance out the mouthfeel. I would have preferred it be a bit slicker. Sorghum and grits seems to be a fade, even as an ice cream flavor, and I think that would have helped to create the "slick" feel similar to an outmel stout.

O - An interesting idea, but this seems more like an exercise in re-branding to me. New Albanian does not seem to care about following style guidelines, and I appreciate that; however, this one isn't a home run for me. I would have preferred one of their other offerings to have made it to the bottle first, but it's always nice to try a new beer... Especially when the style is not so easy to pin down. I guess I'd classify it as an American Brown?

 1,897 characters

Tricentennial from New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
- out of 100 based on 1 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe