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Belgian Session - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Belgian SessionBelgian Session

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1,056 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,056
Reviews: 204
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 7
Gots: 76 | 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 mhaugo
2.95/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle. “Enjoy by” dated November 2012. Decanted into a pint glass.
Appearance: The color of a freshly minted penny. Low carbonation and no head to speak of. Just a thin white coat on top.
Smell: Spices and minerals.
Taste: A little spice, a little banana, and a little fruit. All pretty mellow and easy to drink.
Mouthfeel: Sweet, but not too heavy on the tongue. Pretty clean overall.
Overall: It may not be perfect, but it's definitely easy to drink. I don’t know that I would buy a six pack of it, but I certainly won’t throw away the four that came in my mixed case.

mhaugo, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of generallee
3.75/5  rDev +13%

generallee, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of WritersBlock
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

WritersBlock, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of SonOfKyuss
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

SonOfKyuss, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of dacrza1
3.88/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

glassware: Ayinger pokal...Occasion: celebrating the first official day of school...appearance: fizzy, clear, copper-colored body that floats a finger-thick white head....aroma: bright, puncy zest and floral notes--attractive....palate: medium-bodied, moderately bubbly mouthfeel; a bit crunchy on the teeth...taste: a bit sour on the tongue; crisp and clean...overall: refreshing and appropriate for late August heat.... highly drinkable as advertised, with a bit more body than a kolsch...

dacrza1, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of Judson
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Judson, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of drinking12many
3/5  rDev -9.6%

drinking12many, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of godlessape
3.6/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured this into a DFH pint glass. The body is a clear amber, like iced tea or whiskey, and the head is a full finger of dense off white creaminess, that sinks down and lays thin within a few minutes.
The aroma is a just a tad yeasty, but has loads of sugary, fruity notes as if someone slide a banana split under your nose.
The taste, much like the nose is sweet and fruity with just enough spice to make things interesting but not overwhelm.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth and creamy. Very nice.
Overall this is a good brew, from a great brewery.

godlessape, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of GFD400
3/5  rDev -9.6%

GFD400, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of artdob
2.88/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours an attractive dark, rich orange color. Modest head dissipates leaving small white foam remnants reminiscent of suds on the beach after the waves leave.

Nose is very light.- getting very mild citrus notes on a bed of yeast.

Mouthfeel is crisp. Interesting as the overall taste diminishes very quickly on the palate. However, more than on average, this one continues to resonate in the olfactory areas with quite a lasting dimension. As far as taste itself, not knocking me out. Again, light citrus notes, but there is a breadiness that remains in my nostrils, and I am liking that part of the finish.

Hits the spot on this summer night. Doesn't go to my repeater list; that said, I am still enjoying this one.

artdob, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of wcudwight
3.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Darker than I expected. Amber with some gold mixed in. Fizzy head rises nicely but fades fast. Caramel and toast aroma with a hint of spice. Taste like banana toffee bread. Not bad, pretty good. Thin mouthfeel but for a summer beer that's not necessarily a bad thing. Good sessionable ale. Nothing really noteworthy but it's a good beer for the beach, pool, or cook-outs.

wcudwight, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of ejimhof
2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

ejimhof, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of Dcor
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Dcor, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of beerpadawan
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

beerpadawan, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of bucketofheads
4/5  rDev +20.5%

bucketofheads, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of rlee1390
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Nice bright yellow gold, two finger head that doesn't last long.

S-Wheat with clove banana. None of the grassy/spice notes I expect from a BPA

T-Very similar to the nose. Not much bitterness. But the wheat and banana mix well and taste sweet. Had again, too sweet, balance isnt't where it should be

M-Medium bodied, not much carbonation, possibly on the watery side as well.

O-An easy drinking summer beer however the are so many other options in the style.

rlee1390, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of Davepoolesque
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Davepoolesque, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of WoodBrew
3.08/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Average across the board. Poured gold tinged with caramel. Overall reserved in the Belgian yeast profile, but enough to provide a distinctive Belgian character. Funky note went a bit medicinal at the end, throwing the flavor profile out of whack. One of those "I'll drink it because it is in the mix pack, but won't buy a six-pack" sort of beers.

WoodBrew, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of PatGreer
3.75/5  rDev +13%

PatGreer, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of rdub
3.75/5  rDev +13%

rdub, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of h4ger
3.75/5  rDev +13%

h4ger, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of JMad
4.03/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark golden color with a nice fluffy off white head that left a filmy layer. Smells of fruity esters with some caramel malt, banana and clove. The taste is big on clove and banana with some sweet bready malt. It's medium bodied with soft carbonation and a refreshing finish. This is a well done beer, very enjoyable.

JMad, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of Ceballonegro
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Ceballonegro, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of Lob
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Lob, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of richkrull
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

richkrull, Aug 16, 2012
Belgian Session from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
76 out of 100 based on 1,056 ratings.