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Belgian Session - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Not Rated.
Belgian SessionBelgian Session

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210 Reviews

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Reviews: 210
Hads: 1,099
Avg: 3.44
pDev: 33.43%
Wants: 11
Gots: 96 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  4.25% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 01-09-2012

No notes at this time.
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Reviews by Beerandraiderfan:
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3.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy golden color, plenty of yeasty haziness throughout the beer. Clarity is not thy name. Almost an inch of mostly white head to it. Sam Adams usually makes some nice looking beers, and this one is no exception.

Aroma, the belgian yeast is actually nice and mild, not super pungent with band aid phenols and banana. Cool.

Taste is what you'd expect after smelling the beer, although the coriander, yeast, spice aspect comes out just a bit more on the tongue. Mouthfeel is nice once you get adjusted to the belgian yeast. It has a mild malt base that is heavier than BMC lagers. Carbonation is closer to BMC lagers. Bitterness is a little more Americanized than your average belgian, must less one of session strength. Clove is still there, which gets a little tiresome by the 12th oz.

Not a bad thing to have laying around for the summer time, I can easily drink the 2 bottles that came in the variety pack, albeit at different times. Wouldn't want to session these back to back for 24oz.

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LOOK: Bright golden/amber, touch of haze, thin white lace.

SMELL: Fresh toasty bread, light bubble gum, floral hops, faint tropical fruits.

TASTE: Crisp carbonation, creamy, light on the palate, dry upfront, bitter, lemony, apple-y, toasty malts, biscuity, dry, yeasty, tea-like linger.

Not too shabby. Reminds me of some of the first basic Belgian Pale Ales I had in my early beer geek days. No frills, but it's got some flavorful and quite drinkable. Wish it was a tad bit cleaner on the finish though.

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The beer pours a yellowish color with a white head. The aroma is fairly fruity with a lot of orange and lemon notes, with a little bit of malt and some yeast thrown in. The flavor is similar, with a nice wheat malt backbone, with some grain and some orange also present. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Fairly straightforward. Nothing offensive, but nothing really stands out.

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Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Amber with a thin white head. No lacing on the glass.

Smell: Cloves, wheat and hops.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of cloves with light hops.

Overall: Ok brew. Not my first choice.

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Belgian Session from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.