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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

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Added by Jason on 01-09-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,098
Reviews:
243
Ratings:
1,218
pDev:
14.37%
Bros Score:
3.29
 
 
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14
Gots:
159
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Ratings: 1,218 |  Reviews: 243
Photo of Branlott42
3.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Libeertarian
3.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes taken 03/24/16:

Perfect clarity. Perfect shade of golden amber. Whitish fluffy head of lower retention. Mediocre lacing. Smells a little herbal/spicy (like cooked rosemary), a little medicinal. Some cracker or bread crust suggestions. Bready, surprisingly so. Imagine eating plain, dry corn or rice chex. Same flavor up front, just wet and carbonated. Very light bandaid, metallic, cucumber, rosemary, extremely light pepper notes. Very clean and straightforward for anything Belgian. Medium-bodied. Medium, half-flat soda-like carbonation. Semi-crisp.

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Photo of udfan07
3.07/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TopherBreski
3.02/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Grupatre
4.24/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of digitalflood
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Urk1127
3.64/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy light yellow. White fluffy head.
Smell of clove, sweet banana. Cracker
The taste is the same as the smell
Feel is light, effervescent.

Would drink again.

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Photo of craigbelly
3.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.45/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Gives you that cloudy golden haze. Very good inch full of pristine white head on the beer. Aroma hits you with a restrained phenolic yeast busta. Enjoyable.

Taste hits with the spice/yeast/banana/coriander accoutrements and shit. Solid barley presence.. Carbonation on point.. Clove and coriander starts to wear you down in the mouthfeel.

A decent beer, not something I'd want to crush an entire 6 pack in a setting, but worthy place for 12oz at a time.

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Photo of PJCarnell
3.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of raiderandbeerfan
3.39/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

You get all that golden clouds thing going here, plenty of haziness throughout, the yeast is floculent bro, save your tales of clarity for the other plebes. The aroma is nice and mild, fuck all yo pungent esters and phenolic banana.

Coriander jumps out more in the taste than it did the aroma. Here comes more spice, yeast along the way. Mouthfeel is ok, you get adjusted to this as you drink more of it. Malt base is heftier than a lager. Clove gets taxing downbottle.

Its ok, certainly you could do worse with other breweries, or BBC themselves.

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Photo of NickySop
3.04/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Pours brilliant gold under a clingy, persistent 2” white foam collar.
S: Fruit and banana with light grains.
T: Light flavors, primarily light fruit, citrus, stone fruit. Mild hop accent. Medium low malt presence.
F: Medium high carbonation, medium light body
O: Drinkable, sessionable, but not particularly stunning.

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Photo of benloho
3.4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dd43
3.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pete9094
3.14/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.47/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Emoney1975
3.23/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kon_Doc-08
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Eziel
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Trex
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It tasted pretty good on a warm day.

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Photo of connecticutpoet
3.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of redsoxjim
3.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sulldaddy
3.87/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

SAmpling a 12 oz bottle straight from the fridge into my snifter. The beer pours a bright gold color with fizzy bleached white head of 2 cm foaming up and fading quickly to an edge layer.
Aroma is fruity with some banana and a bit of cloves too. Nice appealing scents on this beer, with a balance of caramel coming through as well.
First sip reveals a crisp texture and fine tingly carbonation. Average to light body.
Flavor is sweet with some fruit and toffee, again I get banana, but add in peaches and a bit of spicy cloves here. I find this beer very appealing and complex with more flavor than I anticipated and it is incredibly easy to drink. No hits of hops or the very low ABV.
An interesting sessionable brew. Worth a purchase if you like Belgian yeast

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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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