Belgian Session - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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2.79/5 rDev -16%
Appearance: Clear and golden. A chunky and bubbly head developed and then quickly dissipated into a very thin foam that remained for the duration of the drink.
Smell: Banana, bubblegum, and light citrus.
Taste: Banana, bubblegum, light citrus, floral, and wheat.
Mouthfeel: Smooth and light carbonation.
The very first smell reminded me immediately of a Leffe, and this made me quite sad. However, the smell did have some citrus in it so that was nice. The taste is only ok. When it was cooler, the banana, bubblegum, wheat, and light citrus were the most pronounced. Then as it warmed, the floral aspect took over with the remaining banana and there was a slight tangy aftertaste.. Oddly enough, the taste really began to disappear as it neared room temperature. I would not get this again.
04-12-2013 04:15:44 | More by TeamMathis
3.48/5 rDev +4.8%
Appearance - Pours a clear, bright orange with an off-white, 2 finger head. Good retention, leaving a thin layer of microbubbles covering the surface. Lacing is fair, with good stick.
Smell - Clove spice, malt grain, faint banana and a touch of bubblegum.
Taste - Light banana and clove spice character upfront. Somewhat bland mid-taste. Moderate notes of mild lemon zest comes through on the back end, imparting a slightly sour, slightly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel - Thin, nearly watery body with moderate carbonation. Goes down easy enough.
Overall - A decent brew from Samuel Adams. IMO, a little too watery, but the flavor is respectable. Decent summer brew, but I'd grab the Firestone-Walker Solace 10 times out of 10 over this.
04-12-2013 01:25:57 | More by TheSixthRing
2.88/5 rDev -13.3%
poured into a pint glass from the beers of summer variety pack.
A: gold color. a little hazy. half a finger of white, foamy head.
S: banana up front, mild notes of belgian spices and yeast. clove.
T: light and fruity. banana. pale malt. hint of spices and yeast. white grape in the finish.
M: smooth and mellow. kind of watery, but refreshing.
O: interesting attempt by the boston brewing company. enjoyable, but not a masterful brew. pretty mild. i would drink it again, but i wouldn't seek it out.
04-10-2013 21:36:10 | More by roundthewaygirls
3.58/5 rDev +7.8%
A- pours a bright golden color with just a bit of haze and small white lace
S- Belgian yeast with some floral notes, a bit of banana, fruity and some toasted notes
T- toasty malt with fruity yet peppery yeast, a bit if lemon with a dry finish
M- light-medium body with crisp carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and finish
O- verry sessionable and good for a hot day. Just enough flavor to keep you coming back.
04-06-2013 03:06:48 | More by Treyliff
3.55/5 rDev +6.9%
I poured a bottle into a Samuel Adams glass.
Appearance- Golden yellow color with a fingers worth of head. Fair amount of lacing.
Smell- Strong spice aroma with some yeast and lemon.
Taste- Yeast and clove flavors at the start that blends into a sweet malt taste, then finishes with a mild lemon tartness.
Mouth feel- Medium bodied with an average amount of carbonation.
Overall- A decent, drinkable beer but not my favorite from Samuel Adams.
04-05-2013 22:44:11 | More by scratch69
3.36/5 rDev +1.2%
This poured out as a clear color color with a white head on top. The retention is decent but hardy any lacing. The smell of the beer is yeasty, there is some citrus and a touch of spice. The taste of the beer is bready with some spicy citrus. The mouthfeel is light bodied with a good carbonation. Overall it a decent beer, drinkable dry, not too bad.
03-30-2013 00:57:57 | More by Knapp85
Belgian Session from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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