Dismiss Notice
Microbrew Invitational
Join us June 3 + 4 in Boston and help us drink 300+ beers, ciders, kombuchas, meads, sakes and more!

TICKETS: beeradvocate.com/micro/

Belgian Session | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
79
okay
221 Reviews
THE BROS
75
okay
Read the review
BEER STATS
Reviews:
221
Ratings:
1,150
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
32.75%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
119
For Trade:
0
Belgian SessionBelgian Session
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.25%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 01-09-2012

View: Beers | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 221 | Ratings: 1,150
Reviews by BryanCarey:
Photo of BryanCarey
3.31/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A nose of light spice and Belgian yeast greets the senses with this beer. Its clear body shows the beer is well- filtered and the light head of white foam sticks around for only a short time, leaving behind a thin layer as you consume.

The taste of this beer combines spices like coriander with caramel, toffee, and Belgian yeast. There are some bubblegum notes also, and just the slightest taste of hops in the finish. The beer is mostly sweet, with only a small bitter flavor in the end.

Samuel Adams describes this as a session beer, and it is easy to see why. It is milder than most other Belgian- style beers and its taste is easier- going than what you anticipate. The mildness might be too much for some, but I can agree that this beer makes a good choice when you want a little Belgian brew but want something a little tamer than the norm.

 850 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of OldSwampy
3.24/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice amber color with copper tones. Head white, fading somewhat soon. Nose: yeasty, as expected, but also some nice spiciness from hops. Taste: unfortunately does not seem to deliver what the color and nose promise. Somewhat dry throughout. Surprisingly mild. Yeasty taste that would be expected in the style is present but not especially remarkable. Hops are mild as well. Taste seems to grow, fade, and grow again, a somewhat uneven experience. Mouthfeel dry and fading quickly. I'm surprised that this was not especially flavorful; the drink-by date was August according to the label.

 588 characters

Photo of npala86
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of GameOfBeers
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of woodchipper
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of markallmon
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Lazaro
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Todd
3.29/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

 507 characters

Photo of 40451
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of generallee
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of dditto2
3.74/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TimoP
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of VernonKell
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Doomcifer
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Justinn13
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of UCFKnight
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Mora2000
3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared at bu11zeye's 10,000th rating tasting.

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.

 430 characters

Photo of woodencardboard
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Badillionaire
1.5/5  rDev -56.5%

Photo of JC333
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Mattco
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of chudson1992
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.12/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

 251 characters

Photo of rob133
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Hugh37
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Belgian Session from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.