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Belgian Session - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Belgian SessionBelgian Session

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1,073 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,073
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 7
Gots: 79 | 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 gmfessen
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

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2/5  rDev -39.8%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Alextricity
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.

Photo of tone77
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +28%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +43.1%

Photo of MDDMD
3.18/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-golden yellow color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-faint malt and caramel, orange

T-toasted bread, malt, orange peel, bitter slightly astringent finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, creamy

O-an average belgian pale, but easily drinkable

Photo of jheberle
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of puboflyons
3.83/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz bottle no. P1842035381 with an expiration date of Dec 2012. Sampled on August 2, 2012.

The pour is medium amber with a clear copper tone and a short-lived head that diminishes but leaves a little lacing.

Loads of aroma here with sweet pale malts taking the lead along with an interesting brush fire smokiness, toast, orange peel, and spice.

The body is medium and creamy.

The taste does not come on as strong as the aroma but it is a fascinating array of smoky malts, orange peel,and low hop bitterness. But in the end it is entirely drinkable.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.9/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Belgian Session pours a hazy copper color, with not much head. The smell is sweet, lots of candy aromas, with strong hints of banana. The taste has nice hints of the Belgian candies, but is not overpowering, and finishes with a nice dry taste. Flavorful yet mild. Overall i found this one a bit different, but very good, I really enjoyed the dryness after each sip, and everything blended nicely, nothing was too overpowering.

Photo of NickyDee21
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of kds10011
3.48/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a New Belgium globe.

Golden, tealike color, very pretty. Sniffing, I get a dry, iced-tea scent, "phenol"-like, with faint alcohol. It has some funk, but more in the strange chemical vein than the complex, earthy one.
Served a bit on the warm side, but it still worked at that temperature. Nothing disagreeable. The body gave the quenching feeling of cool water, while having an appropriate thickness. A little simpler than I'd hoped. Might be more interesting colder.

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

Belgian Session from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
76 out of 100 based on 1,073 ratings.