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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blairgus (4183) - California, USA - FEB 12, 2013
12 feb 2013, bottle. yellow, clear, some steady bubbles. nose is slightly sweet malt, faintly skunky lager hops. thin body and moderately fizzy. light caramel malt, mild grassy hop finish. meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Pour out of 12 oz bottle clear yellow-orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of cracker, biscuit, buttered bread, hints of grass, spice, slight earthy tones, slight pils malt notes, smells like a decent pilsner. Taste is a mix of sweet caramel, biscuit, some vanilla, cracker, slight grass, spice, yeast notes, mixing into a slight odd earthy and grainy hay tone, finishing sweet. Started well.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Appearance is a golden color much like a light lager with just a film of a white head. Aroma is very mild with just a hint of malt and very mild hops and lagerish yeast. Taste is a mix of a light flavored ale and a pilsner. Not much going on with a very light mouthfeel and a lot of carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 11, 2013
I was so intruiged by the story on the side of the 6 pack carrier, that I had to purchase this. Hazy amber pour into a S. A. Perfect Pint glass. Aroma of malt, hay & light hops. Slightly sweet upfront, decent malt backbone, subtle hop on the finish. More fizz on the tongue than expected. Left with a funk in my mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadDogMD (215) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Light golden pour, white head. Minimal hop bitterness. Cracker, light bready malts. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
abcfan (919) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Interesting concept beer. It’s a good way to show how far brewing has come over the years. Pours yellow with orange tint. Aroma is earthy/hay. Taste is slightly sweet fruit with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
glennmastrange (2685) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle. Moderate grain and hay for the malt, light herbs, with faint apple in the background. Head is small, frothy, white with spotty and slippery lacing and is fully diminishing. Color is sparkling clear light amber. Flavor starts faintly sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is light to medium, a bit slick and has a lively carbonation. A nice tasting American Pale Ale. Simple but it does have a nice bite at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jkwood04 (5296) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 10, 2013
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours light golden with a white head. Aroma of soft, pale malts with hints of toast and light floral hops. Flavor about the same. Average texture. Was hoping for better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle from GE express. Pours golden yellow with thin white head. Grassy hop and sweet corn nose. Corn. Lots of corn. Some bread and mild hop flavor, lingering and sticky. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dogfish120love (1161) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Pours bright golden in color with a white lacing. Floral notes. Some bitterness

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