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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
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986 Ratings
THE BROS
76
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Ratings: 986
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 14.41%
Wants: 5
Gots: 55 | 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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mattcrill

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma: Fresh cut melon aromatics up front. Pear and light musk melon hit the nose first. Background light bread crust and a hint of black pepper. No hop aroma.

Appearance: Clear amber pour with yellow edges. Low sticky white head that retains well.

Flavor: Follows the aroma. More fresh cut melon, low earthy hop flavors, and a hint of pepper. Balance is nearly even though slightly bitter. Finish is clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with high carbonation. No alcohol heat, astringency, or creaminess noted.

Overall impression: Fresh, light, and straight forward. Nothing extreme but solid for the style. Don't know why it hasn't rated better here.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 18:24:45 | More by mattcrill
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dreis

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

07-22-2012 00:45:47 | More by dreis
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-22-2012 00:17:31 | More by lccrunchy
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vbiliyar

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +27.6%

07-21-2012 22:51:03 | More by vbiliyar
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HaplessHero

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-20-2012 19:00:09 | More by HaplessHero
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JSkone09

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-20-2012 01:01:34 | More by JSkone09
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enelson

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

07-20-2012 00:43:38 | More by enelson
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Djenx

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -32.4%

07-18-2012 18:05:40 | More by Djenx
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ChadA83

Virginia

3/5  rDev -9.9%

07-17-2012 03:57:44 | More by ChadA83
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured this beer into a pint glass, it has a gold color body with a fizzy head that quickly disappears to a thin lace. The smell is swwet and spicy at the same time. The taste has a nice spice taste up front, then it has a sweet taste to it with some hops coming through on the finish. The mouth feel is nice good carbonation and overall is a average beer but a good summer drinker.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 03:07:18 | More by chefhatt
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JustinAniello

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear amber with a foamy two finger head, bubbles sticking to the sides of the glass. Quickly dissipates to a this cap and decent lacing.

S - Bread, yeast, and clove aroma. Nice blend, heavy sweetness as well.

T - Sweet breadiness at first, turning to a lightly numbing spice and esters. Very slight bitterness in the background.

M - Light to medium body with medium carbonation. Goes very well with the flavor.

O - I am a fan of this beer, at least if I was looking for something light and sweet. Could use a heavier flavor, deeper spice would add a lot. Certainly good for the summer months.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 00:01:03 | More by JustinAniello
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skiit13

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

07-16-2012 20:32:09 | More by skiit13
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MathNut

Missouri

3/5  rDev -9.9%

07-16-2012 12:56:20 | More by MathNut
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BigCheese

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz

Had this at a pool party. Nice belgian candy sugar sweetness upfront, some spiceness and phenols as well. Had that yeasty belgian character, yet clean tasting. Very little hop prescence. Very refreshing and light. A true session beer and perfect for a summer seasonal. Another seasonal winner from Koch.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 02:22:32 | More by BigCheese
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BeerMeBrah

Florida

4/5  rDev +20.1%

07-15-2012 02:12:42 | More by BeerMeBrah
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BTFU

Indiana

4/5  rDev +20.1%

07-14-2012 21:12:24 | More by BTFU
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adamjthompson00

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-13-2012 21:23:26 | More by adamjthompson00
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a_sh0pping_cart

California

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-13-2012 08:42:40 | More by a_sh0pping_cart
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Ville

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

07-13-2012 03:00:37 | More by Ville
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into tulip glass. Appearance is gold and clear with 1 finger of head and nice retention. Pillowy layers of head stick to the wall of the glass. The smell starts with typical BPA esters... notes of spice, yeast, and lemon. The taste isn't quite as flavor packed as the nose suggests. Light spice and sourdough bread up front, somewhat watery on the finish. The mouthfeel features high carbonation and is light bodied. Overall, I think
Sam Adams accomplished what they were going for. This is a nice light and easy drinking Belgian pale with some of the traditional BPA flavors. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 06:20:37 | More by homebrew311
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Redrover

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz brown longneck poured into my Leine’s version of the perfect pint glass. The beer is a darkish gold with an off white head.

Nose of yeast, grains and some spice (maybe clove?).

The taste is slightly tart with some spice, a bit of sweet malt, some esters. I see what they are doing and for the most part it works.

The mouth feel is decent with a bit of slickness and some snappy carbonation.

Glad I got to try this one as part of the summer 12 pack.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 02:39:59 | More by Redrover
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mbatta7


3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-12-2012 00:27:39 | More by mbatta7
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MAUEX_MFA

Alaska

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

07-11-2012 22:47:26 | More by MAUEX_MFA
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RJ32S

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-11-2012 20:54:51 | More by RJ32S
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Packman4IL

Illinois

4/5  rDev +20.1%

07-11-2012 13:29:17 | More by Packman4IL
Belgian Session from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
76 out of 100 based on 986 ratings.