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Belgian Session - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
76
okay

1,072 Ratings
THE BROS
76
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Ratings: 1,072
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 7
Gots: 79 | 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 Celtics76:
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3.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a generic pint glass.

I enjoyed the hell out of Harpoon's Belgian Pale Ale, so I was looking forward to trying this one, which apparently is only available through the summer styles mixer.

Clear gold in color, and has that nice yeasty aroma that I've come to expect from this style. It has a refreshing, mild taste of caramel, toffee and banana. At 4.2% ABV, it's very easy to put down.

Overall, it's a good summer mix brew but I would never buy a six pack of it were it available. Just not enough flavor. The Harpoon version has a lot more punch to it.

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3.3/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

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3.38/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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3.1/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

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Belgian Session from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
76 out of 100 based on 1,072 ratings.