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Belgian Session - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Belgian SessionBelgian Session

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1,081 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,081
Reviews: 208
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 8
Gots: 89 | 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

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Beer added by: Jason on 01-09-2012

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3.3/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a clear golden yellow color, with a half inch off white head that dissipates quickly and has medium amounts of lacing.

S: Smells of wheat, grains, yeast, barley, smells a bit off

T: Meh, alright, not as much belgian yeast strain that I've been accustomed to, wheat, grass, grains, malts, a bit sweet, hint of hops, also a bit funky

M: Mouthfeel over all is balanced, a bit carbonated, medium mouthfeel

O: Meh, it's alright, did not cater to my expectations for a belgian style beer, was expecting a lot more yeast, but yeah not that great. Not horrendous enough for me to never drink it again but not good enough for me to seek it out.

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2.79/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

From the dark brown Sam Adams bottle with "Enjoy Before" October 2013 date, poured into a solo cup.

A - Light amber color, with a thick white head, moderately sticky.

S - Smells like lemon and wheat. It's a fairly strong lemon scent that dominates. It is a little sour smelling for my liking, but not too bad.

T - It tastes like it smells. Some hops bitterness in front, which leads into the lemon flavor, followed by hops bitterness in the back and aftertaste. Not great, but not bad either, just average.

M - Hardly any carbonation, which is good. Some hops and lemon aftertaste, which is not great.

Summary - I had my doubts about this when I saw the "Belgian" on the label of a Sam Adams product. I like a bunch of their stuff, but a Belgian is difficult to do correctly, it seems. You can, and should, do much better by getting something else. I suppose you could get it as an entry-level idea of the Belgian style, but I wouldn't buy it on purpose.

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3.52/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best before 10/2013.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and peppery aromas. Taste is much the same with spicy grain flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some spicy aromas and flavors that I wasn't expecting.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a snifter

A: Clear golden with a white half finger head that headed for the mountains. Light lacing.

S: Floral, fruity. Lemons, Belgian yeast.

T: Kinda watery for a Belgian. Everything is "light" here: citrus, yeasty, malts. I know it's a session beer, but I want some depth.

M: Light with light to medium carbonation.

O: Not impressed. Sam can do better (and often does).

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Belgian Session from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
76 out of 100 based on 1,081 ratings.