Belgian Session - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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2.78/5 rDev -16.3%
A-pours pours golden color with white head with average retention
S-hint of citrus, faint belgian yeast, spice
T-pretty subtle overall all even for the style but has mainly citrus mixing with the belgian yeast profile leaving the hop bitterness and bit of spice in the finish
O-Not terrible but def tastes a bit watered down. Had the basic characteristics of the style just needed a bit more
07-04-2012 00:48:40 | More by atr2605
3/5 rDev -9.6%
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.
07-02-2012 18:37:31 | More by Brent
3.53/5 rDev +6.3%
A - gold with a soft cap of loose white head
S - caramel, Belgian funk
T - caramel, Belgian yeast, faint spices
M - crisp, heavily carbonated, medium bodied
This is a decent Belgian offering from Sam Adams. It has decent flavor and good drinkability. It won't satisfy the hardcore Belgian fans, but it will introduce a few more people to a wider range of beers.
06-30-2012 23:37:34 | More by tdm168
3.95/5 rDev +19%
Clean yellow-golden with attractive white suds and pleasant fence-row lace.
Nose is sweet, full of characteristic Belgian fruit and spice. Very nice!
Taste holds in line with the aroma -- sweet and spiced, with a light herbal hint. Very easy to drink and faithful to its intents as a Belgian-style, but light and easygoing. A winner, and one of my recent Sam Adams faves.
06-30-2012 22:20:57 | More by secondtooth
3.98/5 rDev +19.9%
Found one of these in the Sam Adams 2012 summer sampler. Poured into a pint glass.
A - A moderate pour yields about a finger of white head. Fizzes out pretty quickly. Lacing is low but the halo remains constant.
S - Smells of light biscuity malt and belgian yeast. Very clean.
T - As with the nose, the taste is very clean and light. Sweet and yeasty up front with a mild dry bitterness in the finish.
M - Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Great for the style.
O - A great easy going introduction to a good craft beer for macro drinkers. Definitely a session beer... Some may see the flavors as too light.
06-30-2012 02:56:36 | More by Dave128
3.75/5 rDev +13%
nice addition to the summer 12er. pours hazy but bright. with all kinds of head. thick and tall, retaining. some sediment resting. smells like christmas a bit, gingersnap cookies on the malt and spice and dried fruit and caramel on the yeast. buttery and rich, but light and drinkable all in the same glass. flavor is all yeast, bit of sweetness and spice with the fruit smells long gone. feel work, thicker for a session brew in terms of body, but very lively carbonation make it down easy. its not as belgian as you want it to be, but the feel is there, just seems to be a bit weighty for a session. overall i like it in the summer box, good with food on the grill too, so that helps. not belgian quality, but american well done.
06-24-2012 23:43:58 | More by StonedTrippin
3.55/5 rDev +6.9%
Pours a golden color with a decent sized head, fades at a fast rate though and leaves only a bit of lacing on the glass.
Smell has an aroma of banana and spice, bit of coriander and orange peel as well, malt balances out all the fighting aromas, clove takes the strongest of all though.
Taste seems a bit watery at times even with all the flavors, clove tends to be a bit much although the orange and coriander helps, assertive high carbonation.
06-24-2012 20:57:20 | More by deltatauhobbit
3.73/5 rDev +12.3%
A - Pours orange and clear, with a hearty white foamy head that settles quickly.
S - Scents of spice and berries, and a slight smell of bread.
T - Enjoyable pale ale that has a combination of fruit sugary flavor and a herb\spicy flavor of freshly ground team leaves. Kinda liked it.
M - Despite the name, I didn't find it all the sessionable. The feel of the sugars and spices kinda stuck in my mouth. was ready to try another beer.
O - Perfect for a Sam's sampler pack. This is fun to try one, enjoy it, and move on.
06-24-2012 03:27:06 | More by socon67
2.3/5 rDev -30.7%
Poured in pint glass.
A- Deep golden color with a strong white head- about half an inch, with good lacing.
S=Fruity esters and a strong clove aroma.
T- No hop presence as expected. Strong banana and clove up front with a cloying finish.
M- Thin and light.
O- Hard to see how this would be sessionable given the sweet, unbalanced profile. Hard to get through one let alone trying to drink several.
06-24-2012 02:34:14 | More by djbst73
Belgian Session from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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