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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18522) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle on the Metro North train into NYC. Pours clear gold with a large, fluffy white head. Smells of dried pale malts, light spruce and thyme. Light to medium sweet flavor with some rindy citrus bitterness, pine needles, hints of white bread and melon. Light to medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Moderately citrusy to finish with simple pale malts and white bread, and mellow stone fruits. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheBear11D (365) - Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2013
The New Albion Ale pours a clear bright yellow color with an off-white head that didn’t last long and leaves no lacing. The aroma is light but I sense floral hops with just a bit of fresh bread. The flavor is also light, but I get a touch of honey up front with bread and floral hops. Overall this is not impressive, but it is also not horrible. This is average at best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22055) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2013
6th April 2013
Almost clear gold beer with a small white head. Palate is light and crisp. Sharp fine carbonation. Slightly sweet pale malt, tastes like there is a spot of ginger spice, well buried. The malt turns a little creamy. Light sweetish citrus and then a crispy finish. Pleasant sweet Pale Ale, refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (1233) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Poured from bottle. Aroma of hops and ocean. Good lookin cloudy gold with lacing white head. I taste piney hops with malt, Pepper and other spices, which dance nicely on the tongue. Great beer. A pleasure to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROGUE (2182) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - OCT 2, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a dark gold color with a one finger white head that dissipates quickly. Aromas are of pale malts, slightly sweet, then hay-like and grassy hops. Taste is similar to the aroma. crisp, lightly grainy, moderate bitterness, light floral hops. Hops come out a bit more as the beer warms. Body is light with a medium amount of carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slipstream (2463) - USA - SEP 26, 2013
Oh, so Boston Brewing makes this? I’ve been wanted to try this legendary brew, a pioneer in the craft brew movement, but they stopped making it years ago, in the early 1980s I guess. Sweet, yeasty aroma. Dark gold pour. Full, bready flavor - wheat, a touch of molasses, and American hops. Really good - but is this really the way it tasted in 1981?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, Minnesota. Pours a clear golden pale colored brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates to a film top. Aroma of golden grain malt, grassy hops, and a hint of citrus. Taste is medium bodied, plenty of carbonation, with flavors of noble grassy hops, light caramel, golden grain malt and a touch of citrus. Finish has a short lived spice hop aftertaste then some golden grain and grassy hop secondary flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Very nice. Entered this beer on a different app and I'm not able to import my comments unfortunately.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hayduke (4919) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Poured gold with a creamy white head and good lacing. Nose of light malts and grassy and floral hops. Light to medium body. Flavor is grassy hops and light bitterness. Finish is mild and lightly bitter. Quite drinkable and I can see why it spawned the craft beer revolution. .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (6718) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2013
12 ounce bottle from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. So this was what brought about a revolution? Today it more resembles a golden ale. It is clear gold and has an off white head that leaves some lacing. Light hops, a bit of grain, oatmeal, and very light pepper. I guess that when compared to what else was available then this was revolutionary. Maybe we have gotten spoiled. I like being spoiled.

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