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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
okay

1,056 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 1,056
Reviews: 204
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 7
Gots: 76 | 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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Photo of cousineddy
3.18/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into sam adams perfect pint glass.

Appearence: Pours a crisp golden/amber color with 3 fingers of foamy off white head the stick around a few minutes.

Smell: Nice and mild, slight fruit notes with a hint of citrus from hops. gentle caramel notes as well.

Taste: Not as much going on here as expected, mild citrus balanced against toffe and caramel. Kind of hard to pick out, slightly watery.

Mouthfeel: Once again has a slightly water feel to it, decent carbonation.

Overall: Wouldn't be hard to drink a few of these, glad i got to try it with the summer pack, nothing outstanding however. Basically your average summer beer.

cousineddy, May 20, 2012
Photo of jrohrbacher
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

jrohrbacher, May 20, 2012
Photo of brettski
3.75/5  rDev +13%

brettski, May 19, 2012
Photo of PGVG
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

PGVG, May 19, 2012
Photo of 40451
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

40451, May 19, 2012
Photo of chasmandocharles
3.75/5  rDev +13%

chasmandocharles, May 18, 2012
Photo of Stockfan42
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Stockfan42, May 18, 2012
Photo of xnapshot
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

xnapshot, May 18, 2012
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.15/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tan to light orange with a one finger fizzy head that didn't last too long and left so-so lacing.

Smells pretty good, clove, spice, yeast, malt, fruity. Taste follows pretty close. It's tasty but nothing special.

Feel is pretty light but has a good yeasty aftertaste. Carbonation is pretty good.

For a Belgian pale ale, it's pretty so-so.

AlCaponeJunior, May 17, 2012
Photo of CB2maltygoodness
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

CB2maltygoodness, May 17, 2012
Photo of Irish7r
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Irish7r, May 17, 2012
Photo of JVoyager
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

JVoyager, May 17, 2012
Photo of flagmantho
3.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: deep, rich golden hue with a clear body and good effervescence. Head is a finger of pillowy ivory foam. Looks good.

Smell: light malt aroma with a floral and lightly fruity quality. Not bad, if a bit on the light side.

Taste: lightly malty and quite floral -- almost to the point of being soapy in flavor. There's also a light caramel quality and some graininess in the mix. It's actually not that bad, but it doesn't blow my mind or anything.

Mouthfeel: light body with a high level of carbonation and resulting creaminess. Good!

Overall: not a bad beer, and I appreciate its session strength, but it's just a little too soapy tasting for my taste.

flagmantho, May 16, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
3.38/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared at bu11zeye's 10,000th rating tasting.

The beer pours a yellowish color with a white head. The aroma is fairly fruity with a lot of orange and lemon notes, with a little bit of malt and some yeast thrown in. The flavor is similar, with a nice wheat malt backbone, with some grain and some orange also present. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Fairly straightforward. Nothing offensive, but nothing really stands out.

Mora2000, May 16, 2012
Photo of tweeder263
3.48/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a hazy golden beer with a fluffy white head. Has the typical belgian smell (esters?)that i can never describe. Beer is moderately carbonated. Taste is very mild,dry tart, and pretty good. Mouthfeel is average. I wouldnt quite call it a real belgian but its a pretty good brew

tweeder263, May 16, 2012
Photo of tizride
3/5  rDev -9.6%

tizride, May 16, 2012
Photo of sparrowed
3.75/5  rDev +13%

sparrowed, May 15, 2012
Photo of BeerCigar
3/5  rDev -9.6%

BeerCigar, May 15, 2012
Photo of javi10653
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

javi10653, May 14, 2012
Photo of mdaschaf
3.78/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Pickled Pig. Review from notes.

A: The Belgian Session was orange with a small white head that had good retention and nice lacing.

S: Nice Belgian spices, some orange, orange peel, banana, and caramel. There was also a little bubblegum.

T: Nice spice with some cloves, more banana and some orange peel. Slightly estery with more bubblegum as well.

M: Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Easy drinking.

O: Pleasantly surprised. Lots of flavor for 4.25%, BBC did well with this one.

mdaschaf, May 14, 2012
Photo of Lawnboy33
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Lawnboy33, May 14, 2012
Photo of bigeyedfish89
4/5  rDev +20.5%

bigeyedfish89, May 13, 2012
Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

JohneHoodlum, May 13, 2012
Photo of yemenmocha
3.6/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Great head, as is the norm with Samuel Adams products. Honey-gold color, good clarity, and ample carbonation. Laces nicely in my Sam Adams glass. Nose is floral, tropical fruity, dough-y, and some tea notes in there too. High carbonation on the palate, lemon citrus, light caramel malt, and a suggestion of funkyness from the yeast are there. Overall light, easy drinking yet flavorful.

yemenmocha, May 13, 2012
Photo of Zorro
3.15/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bright golden amber colored beer with a small white colored head.

Smell is spicy and herbal with some coriander pretty much what you would expect from a Belgian Pale Ale. Slight smoky scent with a little over ripe apricot scent.

Starts out toasted bread with coriander on it. Herbal with a mineral water flavor herbs and flowers aftertaste. A basic Belgian Pale Ale, but it does lose some flavor in the process of being a low alcohol beer.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a basic BPA, but it does sacrifice some flavor. Can see its use as a lunch beer.

Zorro, May 13, 2012
Belgian Session from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
76 out of 100 based on 1,056 ratings.