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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:
#43,397
Reviews:
243
Ratings:
1,218
pDev:
14.37%
Bros Score:
3.29
 
 
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14
Gots:
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Ratings: 1,218 |  Reviews: 243
Photo of jfettig
3.71/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ipaslayer
3.42/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.77/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bulabeers
2.93/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

L. Clear orangish gold with a finger of head that leaves and you get no lacing
S: Bubblegum, pear, a hint of citrus
T: malt forward with a ripe pear or bubblegum finish
F: Lower end of medium carbonation
O: I don't love this beer. Would not buy this if it wasn't included in the summer 12 pack.

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Photo of Lucoli
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GCB68
3.95/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

It pours a dark golden with a medium foamy white head. The smell is the common Belgian beer smell of banana esters and spices. The banana ester flavor is fairly strong with this one. Other than that it has some minor spicy notes, maybe some toffee flavor and that’s about all I get. It has a crisp carbonation. It’s fairly full bodied for what I think of as a session beer, but still nowhere near most Belgian fare and for me I think it is definitely session-able. Not bad at all, if a bit pedestrian.

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Photo of ejk99
3.73/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothman
3.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 57md
3.42/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden straw with a touch less than a finger of head. The nose has notes of both citrus and funk. The flavor has a touch of funk but it is mostly flat.

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Photo of PMarcy78
3.36/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HardyA
4.05/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

L: Extremely clear orange, seems almost too clear for a Belgian. No carbonation rising up the beer visible. A thin layers of off-white head.

S: Some nice caramel breadiness/yeastiness along with small hints of spice. Smells kind of like a cheap Belgian (which it is, so that makes sense)

T: Tastes similar to the smell. A little more spiciness present in the taste than the aroma. A little watery, overall fairly weak tasting.

F: Fairly watery, as noted above. Medium amount of moderate-high intensity carbonation.

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Photo of Dper
2.88/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from the summer pack.

This pours a dark gold, with a one inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like citrus, a little bit of spicing, bready malt, and light Belgian yeast.

This is pretty basic, forgettable, but pleasant enough. I definitely enjoyed drinking it, and I guess that's all that matters? The malt backbone was the most interesting part, bready, slightly caramelly, and nutty, it was nice. There's a little bit of a citrusy hop kick, and a mild level of clovey yeast.

This has a nice crisp mouthfeel, and a good level of carbonation.

Pretty standard stuff here, good in the hot sun, not good for much else.

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Photo of BlakeA85
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass, pours a dark gold with a small head.
Smells of citrus hops and some nutty wheat malt.
Tastes about the same as the nose, nothing super impressing.
Mouthfeel is standard and medium bodied.
Quite bland, nothing amazing overall.

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Photo of Islandrunner
3.79/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ColSanders123
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RhinoBrew
3.46/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of YoungMtn52
2.84/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Nothing special here...smooth but not much taste...head went flat very quickly...part of a variety pack...wouldn't buy on its own...

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Photo of vabeerguy
3.43/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of imanidiot777
3.23/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear gold color and has a three finger head that dissipates very quickly. Not overly impressed with the appearance. Smells nutty and a little citrus is present. Can definitely taste a distinct nutmeg flavor. Starts with a light carbonation in the mouth which smooths out quickly. A good beer that I could have a bunch of, but nothing super amazing.

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Photo of Hellpop65
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Marvicsin
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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