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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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1,083 Ratings
THE BROS
75
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Ratings: 1,083
Reviews: 208
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 9
Gots: 90 | 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:
Beer added by: Jason on 01-09-2012

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Ratings: 1,083 | Reviews: 208
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

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3.76/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

was at a party and saw these in bottles so have out a try and was pretty impressed. poured somewhat amber.smell was rather unimpressive, but the flavor was pretty nice with soft bubblegum and banana notes. very drinkable and great for the warm weather. I will revisit this.

Photo of cousineddy
3.19/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of chasmandocharles
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Stockfan42
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of xnapshot
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.17/5  rDev -4.5%
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
3.35/5  rDev +0.9%
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

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.8/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Belgian Session from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
76 out of 100 based on 1,083 ratings.