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Belgian Session - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Belgian SessionBelgian Session

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1,067 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,067
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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Photo of HalfFull
3.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from seasonal case poured into a large globe glass. Pours a clear light golden with a half incch of whitish foam. Retention is decent but the beer does seema bit light as for carbonation.

Aroma offers some pleasant yeast notes along with some floral and lemony hops. Not much malt depth but then not expected given the ABV. Bit hard to garner overall. Taste follows with a light malt character and a flowery spicy finish. Touch of harsh grainy bitterness at times. Feel is adequate for the beer, light and easy with enough body and carbonation to match the delivery. Not watery in nature but not far from it either. Drinkable yet simple, well done for what it aims to be.

HalfFull, May 08, 2013
Photo of dalepryor
3/5  rDev -9.6%

dalepryor, May 07, 2013
Photo of DuffDaddy
1.25/5  rDev -62.3%

DuffDaddy, May 06, 2013
Photo of sanitarium16
3/5  rDev -9.6%

sanitarium16, May 06, 2013
Photo of TheDoak
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

TheDoak, May 06, 2013
Photo of DMax90
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

DMax90, May 05, 2013
Photo of Kelp
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Kelp, May 04, 2013
Photo of russpowell
3.71/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

BBD of Sep 2013

Pours an effervescent amber with a thumb of cream colored head. Stellar lacing & pretty good head retention

S: Perfumy hops & pears

T: Pears, a touch of phenols, & golden delicious apples up front. More orchard fruit with a whisper of honey as this warms, some peppery notes as well, with a touch of dirtyness. Finishes fruity, dry & peppery, with minute lemony hop presence

MF: Light body with lively carbonation & dryness

Refreshing, not bad for what it is, I prefer my BPAs a bit more hoppy & stronger, but could do a few of these any time of the year

russpowell, May 03, 2013
Photo of Bob6518
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Bob6518, May 02, 2013
Photo of zeff80
3/5  rDev -9.6%

zeff80, May 02, 2013
Photo of oriolesfan4
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

oriolesfan4, May 02, 2013
Photo of Ruger
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Ruger, May 01, 2013
Photo of chilidog
3.66/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I've had this brew twice from the summer pack, this time I thought I'd sip on both bottles in a large belgian glass I don't use that often. Session, it's on.

Poured golden copper, nice color. Head toward the white side, a let down. Faded fast, no lace.

Aroma of fruits and yeasty bread.

Taste follows up with a funky Belgian yeast hit but the fruity following of citric, pear and apple is quite nice.

Mouth is soft due to a well carbonated brew though not fizzy. A fruit aftertaiste lingers while a yeasty dryness hangs on.

Overall a good brew to sip on, it mellows as it warms while still tasty.

chilidog, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of Nolen12
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Nolen12, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of DStoked
2/5  rDev -39.8%

DStoked, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of FliryVorru
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

FliryVorru, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of mikeg67
3.21/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle from a variety pack. Pours golden with short lived, thin, white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of citrusy hops, ripe fruit and funky yeast. Body is medium and crisp. Taste is of spicy hops, funky yeast and fruit. Finish is long and earthy. I would not buy this brew by itself.

mikeg67, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of Irrationalist
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Irrationalist, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of tallfellapgh
4/5  rDev +20.5%

tallfellapgh, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of Whimpers
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Whimpers, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of scarfacecrowe
2.66/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Served in growler, clear golden in color with a nice white head and good lacing. Strong clove aroma which tends to be a trademark of Sam Adams, taste is alot like smell, a lot of cloves and a hint of grass and almost no hops. Not very complex, I don't really like the flavor. Not much there on the mouthfeel. This is my first Sam Adams Belgian Session and I am sort of disappointed. Maybe these summer ales are not supposed to be strong. I probably would not buy this again.

scarfacecrowe, Apr 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

shehateme, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of robby23
2.98/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A thick head to start the quickly turned into a small thin head. It does bubble up after sipping and the head dose stay but its a thin head. It dose have a citrus taste of oranges maybe lemons as well overall it wasn't that impressive. Not there best one but it is worth trying

robby23, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of TempeBeerMan
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

A - Pours a shiny gold color with a fluffy, three-finger, off-white head. Scattered clumps of lacing.

S - Interesting moderate strength aroma of Belgian yeasts, clove, banana, mango, toffee, popcorn butter, and grass.

T - Hmm...where is all that complexity in the nose? Hints of toffee and slightly sour apple, some other indiscernible fruitiness, fresh hay, and lemon pepper. Any Belgian yeast complexities taste "strained out" of this brew. Finishes extremely delicate and dry.

M - Darn it. VERY thin bodied, almost to the point of being watery. I know this is supposed to be a "easy drinkin' summer beer", but it could really use more body. Creamy. Pretty well carbonated, but the thinness and dryness wind up obscuring the carbonation.

O - Wow, this is a muddled mess. Not horrible, but lacking severely in so many areas. And it certainly does not taste "Belgian". SA is off the mark on this one.

TempeBeerMan, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of truesolution
3.75/5  rDev +13%

truesolution, Apr 25, 2013
Belgian Session from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
76 out of 100 based on 1,067 ratings.