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Belgian Session - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Belgian SessionBelgian Session

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1,041 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,041
Reviews: 204
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 7
Gots: 70 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Kochiss, Aug 03, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

BKBrewer, Aug 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Gunnar12, Aug 03, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Belgian Session Brewed by Boston Beer Company with an ABV of 4.3% This brew pours of a dark amber color with a nice white head. Samuel Adams Belgian Session is a filtered brew you can see right thought it. The smell is rich with grains and some bitterness. So far this brew is doing well. Now for the taste; it is smooth real smooth and light. It is crisp, but you do pick up on some spices in this brew. The mouthfeel is nice an refreshing and clean. There is nothing overpowering in this brew. Samuel Adams did a nice job with this brew. Overall I'm giving this brew 4.5 out of 5. I would get this brew again.

nicholas2121, Aug 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Donkster46, Aug 02, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

chefbigjon, Aug 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

vermilcj, Jul 31, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A: Clear amber color, decent head with good retention. Some lacing on the glass.
S: Earthy, yeasty and citrusy, nicely mixed together.
T: Nice belgian yeast flavour, earth and spices nicely balanced by hops.
M: Light/medium body, moderate carbonation.
O: Really nice, perfect for a hot summer day.

nbarriga, Jul 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +20.5%

heerboth, Jul 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

C2H5, Jul 28, 2014
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2/5  rDev -39.8%

jsh420, Jul 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

warpig372, Jul 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Stofko1992, Jul 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Petegrieco, Jul 27, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single bottle from a mixed pack poured into a tulip glass. A dark golden honey color with around a half-inch of firm white bubbly head. Rather effervescent brew with a nice look. Aroma is unassuming, however ... Faintly malty, with a little brown sugar but nothing overly robust, along with some apple and a pleasant but again subtle hop spice, floral and citrus notes discernible here and there. Flavor is somewhat more robust but still low key, some nice brown spice (cinnamon and nutmeg) notes flitting in and out, breakfast cereal malts, and tangy faintly floral and fruity hops. Very downplayed Belgian yeast character although the latter is certainly present. Does develop more of a honeyed sweetness as it warms. I get the notion here and this is indeed a solid sipper to session out on the deck all afternoon. No real off-flavors. Personally, I am not afraid of more aggressive Belgian flavors and would choose a Belgian pale right from the source before seeking out this again.

CalgaryFMC, Jul 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

insearchofhops, Jul 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Doomcifer, Jul 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

1Sundown2C, Jul 26, 2014
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3.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint from the brewery in Boston, MA.

A: A wonderful, lovely looking glass of beer. Medium in color with a largely yellowish-gold hue but tinges of red and brown deep inside. A very active beer with lots of lovely bubbles cascading up from the bottom of the glass. Extremely frothy, heavy head with a lot of resilient lacing and a wonderful capping on the top of the beer. Overall a very beautiful beer.

S: Aromas of toasted malts and light caramel abound. Some spicey peppers and a tinge of hops and citrus.

T: Somewhat underwhelming flavor, very light and easy to drink. No bad flavor characteristics. Balanced and smooth with toasted malt as the primary flavor. Light hops, but no bitterness. Some very light caramel sweetness on top. Low ABV, low impact, but nothing "bad" about this beer. I would praise this beer for its smoothness, crispness, lack of unfavorable flavors, lack of overpowering esters and well-balanced, easy-drinking body.

M: Smooth and crisp, lacking of any determinant textures. Most dominant is its frothy head and nice balanced carbonation.

O: Probably a wonderful beer to drink on a hot day. I'd almost go as far as to characterize this as a really good light beer, but I don't think that's what Boston Beer was going for here. It's a really meager beer but it has no unfavorable flavors or notes so it's hard to call it a bad beer, it just doesn't have enough flavor to make it a good beer. I'd like to try it on draft with a hearty meal after a hard day's work... that's what this beer is made for.

jsausley, Jul 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

FrankHammer, Jul 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

SamHouston, Jul 24, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

bhudish, Jul 24, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

rfoltz53, Jul 24, 2014
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3.23/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark gold body, good clarity, topped by two fingers of off-white dense foam.

Fruity and peppery aroma. Pleasant and inviting.

Taste is bread, spice, pepper and fruit, in good balance, but a bit blunted.

Light mouthfeel.

A light Belgian, as billed.

RonfromJersey, Jul 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

RandyFlameThrower, Jul 22, 2014
Belgian Session from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
76 out of 100 based on 1,041 ratings.