Belgian Session - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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1,073 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,073
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 7
Gots: 80 | 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:
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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.

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of Irish7r
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of JVoyager
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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.

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.

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

Photo of tizride
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of sparrowed
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of BeerCigar
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of javi10653
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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.

Photo of Lawnboy33
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of bigeyedfish89
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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.

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.

Photo of jk3
2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of bigbeers84
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of RyanGoodman
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Arithmeticus
3.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured chilled in ale glass.

A: golden color, slightly cloudy; good frothy head
S: flowery, banana, clove
T: soapy, light yeast flavor; flowery overtones (roses); light seltzer effect, with a thin profile (tastes a bit watery, esp. for a Sam Adams)

It's ok; pretty good for a session beer (which it is).

Photo of CaptJackHarkness
4.15/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Twelve ounce bottle freshness dated for September 2011.

The aroma seems almost neutral to me, hardly any scent and that indefinable. The appearance makes up for that though. It pours a nice orange-gold body with a full frothy white head that lasts a good amount of time and laces the glass to the finish.
Tastes a bit of spiced fruits, caramel and a hint of lemon from the hops. A good drinking beer!

Photo of Wally1912
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Flitterwing
2/5  rDev -39.8%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a golden color with a large billowing white head. The head has huge carbonation bubbles entrapped within. It fades slowly over time to give quite a nice level of lacing.

Smell – The smell is heavy of yeast and nice floral notes. Mixed with these are aroma’s of lemon citrus, grassy aromas as well as some nice spiciness.

Taste – The taste starts out more biscuity with almost an entire malt flavor. A small amount lemon citrus comes into the flavor rather early. It is on the more bittering side. Soon after the lemon, a more bready peppery flavor come into the taste drying it out a bit more. These take the flavor to the end where some edible flower/perfumey tastes make their presence known. Overall a very flowery/peppery taste is left on the tongue. Rather interesting, although I am not sure it is really for me.

Mouthfeel – The beer has a very light body with the carbonation level being rather high. Good for a lighter beer of its style and appropriate for a session beer.

Overall –A rather interesting beer. It has a beautiful look and smell, although the taste is a little too peppery for me. While it is peppery it is still very drinkable and very fitting for a session brew.

Belgian Session from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
76 out of 100 based on 1,073 ratings.