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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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1,076 Ratings
THE BROS
75
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Ratings: 1,076
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 7
Gots: 87 | 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:
Beer added by: Jason on 01-09-2012

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of kds10011
3.46/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Photo of Jamiepl
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Nerudamann
3.47/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look – light amber color, clear, with slow carbonation, and about half a finger’s worth of foam that dissipates quickly.

Smell – interesting smell, almost like a cider. It has a tangy flavor to the aroma.

Taste – interesting taste to match the smell, there’s a hint of something earthy and herbal. Again, it has a hint of something almost akin to a juice or a cider. A bit spicy like a pumpkin ale.

Mouthfeel – pretty well-balanced, but leans just a bit on the watery side.

Overall – not a bad brew, pretty interesting to think about.

Photo of WaterCzar
2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of falconxman
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of s_taste
2.58/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Clove dominates the primary taste and smell. Secondary taste has more varied spices and some fruitiness came through. Both taste and smell are relatively mild for a spiced beer. Also, taste and mouthfeel finish clean for a spiced beer.

I couldn't detect the advertised caramel and toffee. The flavor wasn't over-sweet, buttery, or roasted, as implied by these descriptors.

I would not more than one of these. You should probably try it in a sampler first.

This is probably my least favorite from the Samuel Adams label.

Photo of onestoploser
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Fadefury
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Clear amber/yellowish tint. Pours a thick head that goes away quickly. Decent lacing

S - A sweet bread/malt, with layers of subtle hops and the slight Belgian yeast in the background

T - Sweet malty flavor, but doesn't deliver everything you think from the smell

M - A very mild beer with slight carbonation.

O - This is a very light beer and I could easily drink a couple of these in one sitting. I prefer this over the Summer ale for the hot days, but if they added more spice/flavor it may bring it over an average beer.

Photo of joek440
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Rickyd
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of andrewborstein
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of KenRapoza
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of shockrocker65
4.25/5  rDev +28%

Photo of rudy0908
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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.

Photo of dreis
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of lccrunchy
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of vbiliyar
4.25/5  rDev +28%

Photo of HaplessHero
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of JSkone09
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of enelson
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Djenx
2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of ChadA83
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of chefhatt
3.2/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

Belgian Session from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
76 out of 100 based on 1,076 ratings.