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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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967 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 967
Reviews: 196
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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kynap55

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

06-10-2012 02:15:34 | More by kynap55
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theminutemen

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

06-09-2012 20:49:19 | More by theminutemen
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buckyp

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-09-2012 01:37:26 | More by buckyp
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neenerzig

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12 oz bottle poured into my pint glass on this warm late spring evening here in Cleveland. this beer pours a clear medium to dark golden color. Nice frizzy looking head is about an inch thick when first poured, settling to a nice thick ring lining the inside of the glass with a pretty good layer of foam floating on thh beer's surface. Decent lacing. Aromas of caramel toffee malts and spice such as clove, coriander and perhaps grains of paradise, rounded out with a nice floral citrus hop note. Has a bready malty flavor upfront with some caramel and toffee sweetness, a bit of banana, coriander, cloves and maybe another spice or two. Ends with a nice citrus floral hop undertone. Nice balance of flavors. Has a sort of sticky, oily, crisp, smooth medium bodied mouthfeel with light to moderate carbonation. Very drinkable in the way good beer should be. A very enjoyable beer to end out a warm late spring evening.

Eric

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 02:58:45 | More by neenerzig
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JakeDebus

Maryland

3/5  rDev -9.9%

06-06-2012 20:23:43 | More by JakeDebus
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shand

Florida

3.6/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

This beer pours out an orange color with a tiny head. The aroma is of citrus and Belgian yeasts. The taste again is dominated by the slightly peppery Belgian yeast. There's some bready malts and wheat on the finish that go a long way to balance things out, along with a light touch of mild hops, and a bit of citrus too. The mouthfeel is crisp, and the drinkaility is actually good. As someone who's not too fond of BPAs, this one is pretty solid. I could imagine someone who can't get enough of that peppery yeast being let down, but it's just enough for me.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2012 22:52:44 | More by shand
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into a tulip glass a perfectly translucent orange, white head eventually falls to a patchy cap leaving spots of lace.

Nose presents toffee malt sweetness, belgian yeast, floral notes, spice and some coriander.

Taste brings on a mix of Belgian yeast and sweet caramel-ish malts, some clove+spice, herbal hops, light fruit, coriander still apparent. Baked bread finish.

Very smooth mouthfeel, a little on the foamy side but well done.

Overall pretty good, certainly nothing outstanding but works as a nice light session ale that's very easy drinking with a good flavor profile. A good addition to the summer mix pack, I hope to see it return.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2012 14:04:09 | More by Chico1985
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NHOKNYCKC


3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

06-04-2012 02:56:41 | More by NHOKNYCKC
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gbrill

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

06-02-2012 19:58:51 | More by gbrill
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Duff27

Illinois

4/5  rDev +20.1%

06-02-2012 17:35:02 | More by Duff27
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kiki3drt292

California

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

06-02-2012 15:37:32 | More by kiki3drt292
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BDIMike

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pour is not great for a Belgian. A clear Golden color with a little bit of carbonation that creates a thin white head with very nice retention.
Smell is very nice. A good amount of Belgian sugars and floral hops. However, this beer adds a nice amount of hefeweizen smells of biscuit and a strong banana in the nose.
Taste is very nice. A good Belgian taste of floral hops and sweet sugars, but a much lighter tone. Instead, there is a cleaner wheat taste with banana undertones, too.
Mouthfeel is not as thick as the regular Belgian. It has a thinner feel to it and a nice refreshment too.
Drinkability is awesome on this beer. A very refreshing Belgian that is great for the summer time. An awesome selection from Sam Adams that I would suggest for anyone.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 02:07:04 | More by BDIMike
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baconman91

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -32.4%

06-01-2012 14:43:25 | More by baconman91
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -9.9%

06-01-2012 02:29:15 | More by djrn2
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark golden yellow in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a 3/4 finger tall off-white head that reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: A moderate aroma of banana, clove, citrus, and spice (maybe coriander).

T: The taste follows pretty closely to the smell of this beer, there is a light amount of malty sweetness. After the malt flavors, you get a little of the banana + clove flavors that I associate with Belgian yeast and then there is a light amount of citrus hop bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: This beer is definitely easy to drink and quite sessionable. Seems like a beer that is intended to drive BMC drinkers to better styles of beer - a gateway beer. I might try this one again but not anything I would go out of my way for...

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2012 22:41:54 | More by dbrauneis
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lvoutlawjlh

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-30-2012 01:59:13 | More by lvoutlawjlh
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u2carew

Massachusetts

3.38/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle
A) pours with a finger thick head. Settles slightly to a nice tight and creamy lacing on top and on the drink down. Gold to light copper in color. Ultra clear body.
S) Yeasty notes. Fruity - apple, banana, hints of pineapple. Mellow clove in the mix.
T) Belgian-esque but still a pilsner grainy-ness to the taste. Subtle fruity notes upfront then intermixed with grains and a wheat taste.
M) Crisp. Light body. Dry in the finish.
O) An okay beer, not one i'd return to frequently.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2012 01:32:25 | More by u2carew
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

3/5  rDev -9.9%

05-29-2012 18:01:33 | More by OriolesFan1008
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JDizzle

Indiana

2/5  rDev -39.9%

05-29-2012 15:22:15 | More by JDizzle
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.28/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright gold color, whispy white bubbles, low retention. Scent is mild and muted, faint mutsy grain backed by citrus and grass. Taste brings light bready and moderate citrus, faintly grassy. Light bodied, moderately bubbly. Passable light bodied and flavored beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 15:03:08 | More by rfgetz
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kronusjohn

Missouri

4/5  rDev +20.1%

05-29-2012 13:16:32 | More by kronusjohn
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rab53

Washington

3/5  rDev -9.9%

05-29-2012 00:23:39 | More by rab53
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neckbracesub

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-28-2012 21:46:00 | More by neckbracesub
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Pours light gold/copper with fluffy white foam. Some stickiness. Belgian yeastiness in the nose, some citrus. Sugars too. Light crisp refreshing taste. Lemony. Well balanced and very smooth. Good. Like a low grade Duvel, but good enough to keep the summer mix pack interesting.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 11:51:30 | More by KTCamm
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andrewj17

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

05-28-2012 11:04:19 | More by andrewj17
Belgian Session from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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