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Belgian Session - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Belgian SessionBelgian Session

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1,041 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,041
Reviews: 204
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 7
Gots: 70 | 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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4/5  rDev +20.5%

Rickyd, Jul 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

andrewborstein, Jul 24, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

KenRapoza, Jul 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +28%

shockrocker65, Jul 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

rudy0908, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of mattcrill
3.63/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

mattcrill, Jul 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

dreis, Jul 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

lccrunchy, Jul 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +28%

vbiliyar, Jul 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

HaplessHero, Jul 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

JSkone09, Jul 20, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

enelson, Jul 20, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

Djenx, Jul 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

ChadA83, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of chefhatt
3.23/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

chefhatt, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of JustinAniello
3.75/5  rDev +13%
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.

JustinAniello, Jul 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

skiit13, Jul 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

MathNut, Jul 16, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4


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.

BigCheese, Jul 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +20.5%

BeerMeBrah, Jul 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +20.5%

BTFU, Jul 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

adamjthompson00, Jul 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

a_sh0pping_cart, Jul 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

Ville, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of homebrew311
3.4/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

homebrew311, Jul 12, 2012
Belgian Session from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
76 out of 100 based on 1,041 ratings.