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

Samuel Adams New Albion AleSamuel Adams New Albion Ale
625 Ratings
Samuel Adams New Albion AleSamuel Adams New Albion Ale

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by auxiliary on 07-23-2007

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Ratings: 625 |  Reviews: 178
Photo of BostonPhilly
3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of smcolw
4.05/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Small head, but it lasts. The liquid is dirty gold and mildly cloudy. Some ring lace after each sip.

Creamy malt aroma with a very balanced flowery hop smell.

This is an archetypical APA. Some soft pale malt up front. No sweetness (until just prior to the swallow), but it isn't lip-smacking dry either. The finish is bitter and well-balanced. Richer body than most APAs, high carbonation.

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Photo of jsanford
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of barnzy78
3.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, pours a pale straw color topped with a white head that dissipates quickly. Grassy aroma, smells like a pilsener, a little biscuity also. Tastes are biscuity, grassy, some fruity esters, pilsener-like tastes, but with ale yeast giving it some of that fruitiness. Smooth and refreshing, with some lingering bitterness. Overall, interesting APA. Seemed more like a 'pilsener ale'. Nothing wrong with that I guess...

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

Photo of ckollias
3.02/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a Beligan Tulip glass.

A: Pours a clear golden hue with white head that slowly dissipates leaves a decent trail and ends in a wispy lace.

S: Musty malty aroma with a decent hop background.

T: Similar to the smell there is a musty malt flavor going here. Citrus hops and finishes sort of tart.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Just a so-so APA – nothing I would grab again.

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Photo of scmoore81
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of emerge077
3.71/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bright gold orange with a slight haze, quickly rising carbonation. Softly textured foam that rises above the rim momentarily, and leaves behind some irregular globs of froth and lace in the glass.

Floral hop aroma, slight notes of yeast and pale malt. Simple but pleasant.

Soft notes of pale malt and lightly floral hops than lend a mild bitterness. Finishes dry and clean. Slight dusty grainy sweetness. Fairly light bodied, and slightly creamy in texture. Interesting throwback tribute to the first American craft brewery. Strange to think this could've been the only craft option more than 30 years ago.

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of KTCamm
3.57/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Apellonious
3.6/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of hackmann
3.06/5  rDev -8.9%
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

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Samuel Adams New Albion Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 625 ratings
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