Belgian Session - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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76
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1,073 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,073
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 7
Gots: 80 | 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 hustlesworth:
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3.06/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- me and jim Koch are gonna tangle if this beer sucks. Clear tarnished amber with a fluffy cream colored head. Nice sheets of lace.

S- very yeasty with clove and banana, some pepper, melon, and pear. Base of sweetish toffe malt and vanilla. Some seaweed. Seriously, fresh ocean.

T- decent taste profile but there's just something missing and it is the... Yeast. Generic yeast is here. Le sigh. It's just somewhat bland but I guess the caramel malt flavor is alright considering there's enough earthy hop presence to keep it in check. Fruity notes of banana and melon arrive in the finish with some spice like allspice, pepper, and cardamom.

MF- nicely dry and properly carbonated but the hops leave an itchy leafy feel and the malt a residual sweet feeling. Still however, refreshing in a way.

D- disappointed in the summer sampler. Boston lager saved the day even though the blueberry hill was a surprising underdog that came strong for the win. Porch rocker? Nix that shit. Send it to wherever Great Lakes sent grassroots ale... This one isn't horrible so I won't be sending jim Koch any mean emails... This year.

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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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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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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 1,073 ratings.