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

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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

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Added by auxiliary on 07-23-2007

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Photo of Tucquan
3.52/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2013-04-05 in Warsaw, IN

A - Clear yellow with a 3-finger pillowy white head and good lacing.

S - Rising white bread, light citrus and hop floral. Pleasant.

T - Sour dough bread, tart apple, some sweetness, pepper, herbal. Finish is a decent blend of light malt, pepper and lingering bitterness. Not very complex but enjoyable.

M - Fairly light body, medium carbonation, a bit creamy but finishes dry.

O - Decent. Glad I got to try this historic-influenced pale ale.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of drgonzo2k2
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of rab53
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of klesniew
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Labeorphile
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of mhaugo
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of jkrich
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of duceswild
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of bmwats
3.52/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a hand glass.

A: Dark hay color. Pours about a 1 finger, foamy, white head. Lots of effervescence continually matriculating to the surface. Plenty of beer ring lacing and a nice foamy blanket.

S: Pungent sourdough bread. Not much else.

T: Bready, rubbery sort of flavor. Pungent and a little bitter.

M: Light and crisp, but a bit of a syrupy feel. Bitter and pungent character lingers throughout. A little of a dry finish.

D: Easy sipping beer, not quite a session style.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Nice body, with lots of active carbonation, a really nice head, and plenty of lacing. Nose is simple but distinct. Flavor is rubbery, sour bread. Bitter and dry. Overall, this is a good quaff.

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Photo of Edgewater
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of teromous
2.82/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Almost completely transparent, with a light gold body. Tons and tons of visible carbonation leading to a huge white head.

S: Not much nose at all. I get a light floral and herbal scent, but it's extremely faint.

T: Very light pine taste, and faintly bready. Mild bitterness which works well for the style. Really not that impressive.

M: Watered down and light bodied.

O: Overall I wasn't impressed with the beer at all. The overall flavor is just way too light. The hop and malt flavors seem balanced, but they are a distant memory in the background of this beer. I really can't recommend this beer.

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Photo of Burkbom23
2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

Photo of JohnK17
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of shand
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of PrivateEquity
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of tdm168
3.57/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - clear, golden orange with a thick, soft cap of foamy, white head that has good retention

S - sweet and citrusy with hints of orange zest

T - very faint malt, citrus, some light grapefruit and orange zest, mild piney bitterness in the finish

M - medium bodied, crisp, a tad overcarbonated

This is a decent, refreshing pale ale. The flavor profile doesn't demand a lot from the palate, but it offers just enough hop character to seem creative. This would be a nice beer to have on hand when you're trying to watch the game and relax, but it'll probably disappoint most in its simplicity.

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Photo of buckyp
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of akttr
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Mullinger1980
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of RichD
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Samuel Adams New Albion Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.4 out of 5 based on 625 ratings.
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