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MDixon:
Cracked open one of these last night. At first I was a bit put off by the simplicity and then I started to think about what was around in the late 70s for a fledgling commercial brewer without anyone else to help and it became clear to me the beer would be basic, simple and tasty. Getcha some.

http://mashbang.wordpress.com/2013/01/15/new-albion-ale/

BrewingRover:
There's a nice article on New Albion at BYO
http://www.byo.com/component/resource/article/2651-new-albion

The Professor:

--- Quote from: MDixon on January 15, 2013, 05:53:31 AM ---Cracked open one of these last night. At first I was a bit put off by the simplicity ...

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Wow.  Are palates really becoming so jaded that simplicity and balance  are offputting?
I'm much more put off these days by so many new brews coming out that just overdo  everything,  resulting in a muddled mess. 

I'm looking forward to trying this new "tribute"  iteration of New Albion to compare it with my memory of the two bottles of the real thing which I got to enjoy 33 years ago during  it's original run. 
If this one's anything close to the original, it'll be a shame if this is indeed a 'one-off' effort.

MDixon:

--- Quote from: The Professor on January 16, 2013, 06:27:20 PM ---
--- Quote from: MDixon on January 15, 2013, 05:53:31 AM ---Cracked open one of these last night. At first I was a bit put off by the simplicity ...

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Wow.  Are palates really becoming so jaded that simplicity and balance  are offputting?
I'm much more put off these days by so many new brews coming out that just overdo  everything,  resulting in a muddled mess. 



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Did you read the blog or the rest of my sentence?

alcaponejunior:
I'm having one now.  I find it rather simplistic and not complex, but I also don't think that's a bad thing.  Many modern beers are just too much, too over the top.  This one is not.  It's simple, tasty, light, and would be a great fishin' beer.  My only criticism is that I wish it was in cans. 

Since my house beers (apparently, lol) are currently "bleach blonde ale" and "elderberry wheat," both of which are pretty simple and not at all over the top, I can find myself appreciating this beer for its simplicity. 

I question BA and RB classifying it as an APA tho.  Doesn't really fit into that category very well.  Honestly it's closer to my blonde ale than any APA that I've made. 

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