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Samuel Adams New Albion Ale



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RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Jack McAuliffe’s pioneering spirit paved the way for the American craft beer revolution. We’re rereleasing his original Pale Ale, with its distinct American hop character for the first time in 30 years in honor of Jack and his contributions to craft brewing. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vyvvy (5886) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Pours clear light golden with a large white head. The aroma has citrusy hops, fairly sweet malt with light toast, some breadiness and a hint of fruit. It has a mediu, / light crisp body with gentle frothy carbonation. The flavor starts with some creamy maltiness, cotton, toasted malt and some cellar must. The finish has pine, dry citrus and some rough earthiness. Decent APA.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAR 28, 2013
The appearance combines a few elements: a golden color, a slightly hazy opaqueness, active bubbles, and a foamy, medium-sized, white head. Also, the aroma of the beer is subtle with hints of dough yeast and citrus hops. The taste, although quite muted, is mildly sour, slightly bitter, and slightly sweet; also, the palate has a medium body, thick texture, abrupt finish, and an average carbonation, which is a bit of a weird combination without being too off-putting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
r464 (2292) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Sweet, nutty malt up front with a caramel like flavor. Balanced hops comes in to play with a bit of bitterness in the finish. Not a standout pale ale, however. Lacking a certain punch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsquire (4167) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Dull gold color out of the bottle with a thin, short lived white head. Faint malt nose with some hop notes. Very lively on the tongue. Corn sweetness with some coarse bread and lemon peel in the finish. I’m curious as to how close to the original this beer is, because this is not that impressive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DCLawyer (2786) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Bottle->SA. Pours a hazy gold with small white head. Aroma: corn, grains, malt. Taste: grains, citrus, corn. Decent, actually.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold orange with a quarter finger of quickly settling whote head. Aroma is mildly hoppy, fruity, with malty background, nutty, caramel background. Flavor is mildly hoppy and bitter up front, fruity, peach with a mildly bitter grain, malty finish. Moderate carbonation, light body, and crisp texture. Drinkable. A decent, light, mildly fruity pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
falco242 (381) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Nothing special with the pour, and almost no head from the bottle. Aroma is light and a touch hoppy. Really light pale hop flavor with a nice touch of malt. Not very bitter at all either. Decent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SanfordBrewer (1505) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2013
translucent golden straw with a dense white head. creamy medium body with medium carbonation.

aroma: pale malt (has the graininess of basic u.s. 2-row and the doughiness of pilsner malt), noble-hop bitterness, and salty german-like minerality. very clean yeast character.

taste: clean pale malt, doughy saltiness that is very german-tasting to me, clean noble-hop bitterness, and no notable yeast esters or phenols.

really not what i was expecting, but very good. in a blind tasting, i would think this is a german helles brewed in a town with softer water like weltenberg.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (6946) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 24, 2013
UPDATED: APR 26, 2013 Bottle. Pours hazy golden with a small white head that slowly dissipates withsome lacing. Aroma is honey, grain, and grass. Flavor is about the same, medium sweet, light grassy bitter. Light body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (9592) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 22, 2013
Bottle. Deeply golden, average white head. Sweet and biscuity, with a peachy fruit character and a medium bitter finish that dries things out. Not bad, not great either. I’m not sure how I feel about this beer. I think I was let down a little. I don’t know. It’s late.

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