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Belgian Session - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Belgian SessionBelgian Session

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1,079 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,079
Reviews: 208
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 8
Gots: 89 | 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

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Beer added by: Jason on 01-09-2012

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.88/5  rDev +16.9%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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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.

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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.

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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

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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.

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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.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +28%

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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.

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +28%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Belgian Session from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
76 out of 100 based on 1,079 ratings.