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Belgian Session - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Belgian SessionBelgian Session

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1,036 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,036
Reviews: 204
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 7
Gots: 69 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-09-2012)
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Reviews by BryanCarey:
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3.3/5  rDev -0.6%

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.

BryanCarey, Jun 17, 2013
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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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Belgian Session from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
76 out of 100 based on 1,036 ratings.