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Belgian Session | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.25%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 01-09-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,199
Reviews:
243
Ratings:
1,218
pDev:
14.37%
Bros Score:
3.29
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
159
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Reviews by mooseisloose:
Photo of mooseisloose
3.45/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Popping the top yields a classic Belgian smell of both earthy and zesty hops and a very sweet maltiness. Pours to a orange-yellow color with a big bubble head with a semi creamy top. Taste is a light up front bitterness, immediately followed by a sweet malty banana flavor with a hint of clove. Finish is a transition of the banana flavor to a zestier sweetness that has a flat bitterness in the background. A tasty brew that is good on a hot summer day. Good flavors without being as lethal as your typical Belgian so the name fits. Part of a case with 6 different Sam brews.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of OldSwampy
3.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice amber color with copper tones. Head white, fading somewhat soon. Nose: yeasty, as expected, but also some nice spiciness from hops. Taste: unfortunately does not seem to deliver what the color and nose promise. Somewhat dry throughout. Surprisingly mild. Yeasty taste that would be expected in the style is present but not especially remarkable. Hops are mild as well. Taste seems to grow, fade, and grow again, a somewhat uneven experience. Mouthfeel dry and fading quickly. I'm surprised that this was not especially flavorful; the drink-by date was August according to the label.

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Photo of npala86
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of MrHoonlee
3.54/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GameOfBeers
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of woodchipper
3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Lazaro
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Todd
3.29/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

LOOK: Bright golden/amber, touch of haze, thin white lace.

SMELL: Fresh toasty bread, light bubble gum, floral hops, faint tropical fruits.

TASTE: Crisp carbonation, creamy, light on the palate, dry upfront, bitter, lemony, apple-y, toasty malts, biscuity, dry, yeasty, tea-like linger.

Not too shabby. Reminds me of some of the first basic Belgian Pale Ales I had in my early beer geek days. No frills, but it's got some flavorful and quite drinkable. Wish it was a tad bit cleaner on the finish though.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of dditto2
3.74/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TimoP
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of VernonKell
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of Mora2000
3.35/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Photo of woodencardboard
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of Badillionaire
1.5/5  rDev -55.1%

Photo of JC333
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Mattco
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of chudson1992
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.12/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Amber with a thin white head. No lacing on the glass.

Smell: Cloves, wheat and hops.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of cloves with light hops.

Overall: Ok brew. Not my first choice.

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Photo of rob133
3/5  rDev -10.2%

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Belgian Session from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 1,218 ratings
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