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Belgian Session - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Belgian SessionBelgian Session

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BA SCORE
76
okay

1,038 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 1,038
Reviews: 204
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 7
Gots: 69 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +13%

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

rdub, Aug 25, 2012
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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
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Lob, Aug 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

richkrull, Aug 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

Buggies, Aug 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Dethklok, Aug 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

casualfan, Aug 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

Keith_R, Aug 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

pagardner, Aug 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

MatthewBuchholz, Aug 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

PaBeerLover, Aug 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +20.5%

jd1le, Aug 13, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, Belgian Session is a golden peachy-orange color with a soapy white head. The nose is lighlty sweet with white fruits and malty grains and just a hint of hefe-spice. The taste initially is of a hefe like spicy clove/banana note that is blended with white grape, pears and lightly toasted malt balanced ever so delicately with just enough hops to make sure the sweetness is not cloying. The mouthfeel is light in body with a thick, creamy carbonation. Overall, not a bad beer of which I would expect nothing less from the BBC.

gmfessen, Aug 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

bigdog73, Aug 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

Hardcore, Aug 11, 2012
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2/5  rDev -39.8%

IheartTomorrow, Aug 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Beer4Mike, Aug 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

Swigit, Aug 08, 2012
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3.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams pint glass.

Appearance: Not too bad ... a decent head that quickly dissipates, and no lacing, but it has a nice orange color to it.

Smell: Spice and caramel is what I smell ... a somewhat odd combination, but still pleasant.

Taste: Very interesting, but also quite good. It has the spice and caramel that I get in the smell, but also citrus, tea, and -- dare I say it -- bubblegum. Not at all what I was expecting, but I dig it.

Mouthfeel: As the bottle says, smooth and refreshing. Nothing else to it. What else would you expect from a beer called Belgian >SESSION<?

Overall, a pretty average beer ... it lacks a little bit in flavor, but it's definitely refreshing.

Alextricity, Aug 08, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some malts and fruits. Taste is the same, malts, a bit fruity, a touch of spice. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is an easy drinking session beer.

tone77, Aug 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

troyvar, Aug 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +28%

Drk93TT, Aug 07, 2012
Belgian Session from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
76 out of 100 based on 1,038 ratings.