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Belgian Session - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Belgian SessionBelgian Session

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1,055 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,055
Reviews: 204
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 7
Gots: 75 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

enelson, Jul 20, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

Djenx, Jul 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

ChadA83, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of chefhatt
3.23/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

chefhatt, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of JustinAniello
3.75/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear amber with a foamy two finger head, bubbles sticking to the sides of the glass. Quickly dissipates to a this cap and decent lacing.

S - Bread, yeast, and clove aroma. Nice blend, heavy sweetness as well.

T - Sweet breadiness at first, turning to a lightly numbing spice and esters. Very slight bitterness in the background.

M - Light to medium body with medium carbonation. Goes very well with the flavor.

O - I am a fan of this beer, at least if I was looking for something light and sweet. Could use a heavier flavor, deeper spice would add a lot. Certainly good for the summer months.

JustinAniello, Jul 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

skiit13, Jul 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

MathNut, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of BigCheese
3.93/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4


Had this at a pool party. Nice belgian candy sugar sweetness upfront, some spiceness and phenols as well. Had that yeasty belgian character, yet clean tasting. Very little hop prescence. Very refreshing and light. A true session beer and perfect for a summer seasonal. Another seasonal winner from Koch.

BigCheese, Jul 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +20.5%

BeerMeBrah, Jul 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +20.5%

BTFU, Jul 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

adamjthompson00, Jul 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

a_sh0pping_cart, Jul 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

Ville, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of homebrew311
3.4/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into tulip glass. Appearance is gold and clear with 1 finger of head and nice retention. Pillowy layers of head stick to the wall of the glass. The smell starts with typical BPA esters... notes of spice, yeast, and lemon. The taste isn't quite as flavor packed as the nose suggests. Light spice and sourdough bread up front, somewhat watery on the finish. The mouthfeel features high carbonation and is light bodied. Overall, I think
Sam Adams accomplished what they were going for. This is a nice light and easy drinking Belgian pale with some of the traditional BPA flavors. Worth a try.

homebrew311, Jul 12, 2012
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3.55/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz brown longneck poured into my Leine’s version of the perfect pint glass. The beer is a darkish gold with an off white head.

Nose of yeast, grains and some spice (maybe clove?).

The taste is slightly tart with some spice, a bit of sweet malt, some esters. I see what they are doing and for the most part it works.

The mouth feel is decent with a bit of slickness and some snappy carbonation.

Glad I got to try this one as part of the summer 12 pack.

Redrover, Jul 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

mbatta7, Jul 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

MAUEX_MFA, Jul 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

RJ32S, Jul 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +20.5%

Packman4IL, Jul 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

ZachRusk, Jul 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +28%

BeerTaster727, Jul 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Jsimansk, Jul 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, honey, some Belgian yeast, some spices and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of Belgian yeast and a hearty malt character. Then some sweetness comes in from flavors of caramel, honey and some spices. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, there are definitely others in the style that I would choose first.

TheManiacalOne, Jul 10, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

carteravebrew, Jul 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Lee_Hancock, Jul 08, 2012
Belgian Session from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
76 out of 100 based on 1,055 ratings.