Belgian Session | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Belgian SessionBelgian Session

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

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.25%

Availability: Rotating

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased as part of a mixed 12 pack. Brewed with Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend, and Gambrinus honey malt and hopped with Hallertau Mittelfrueh, Ahtanum, and Strisselspalt.
10 SRM, 4.3% ABV, 16 IBU's, 141 kcal/12oz.

Pours out to a medium golden with peach highlights, forming a tall poofy soapy bone white head with amazing retention and solid lacing. Carbonation is moderately brisk, ~3.0 carbs or so. The nose is of green bananas, a touch of cloves, a little tropical fruit and some cat pee. The mouthfeel is crisp with a very clean finish and a light body. The taste is a recap of the banana, clove, some tropical fruit and some cat pee. A little bit of peach and orange in the finish. No off-flavors or aromas.

This is exactly what it aims to be. A very easy to drink sessionable belgian pale. And it does an excellent job. it's clean, crisp and refreshing and has enough flavor to remain interesting. Very well balanced. I would buy it again and would recommend it.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a clear golden yellow color, with a half inch off white head that dissipates quickly and has medium amounts of lacing.

S: Smells of wheat, grains, yeast, barley, smells a bit off

T: Meh, alright, not as much belgian yeast strain that I've been accustomed to, wheat, grass, grains, malts, a bit sweet, hint of hops, also a bit funky

M: Mouthfeel over all is balanced, a bit carbonated, medium mouthfeel

O: Meh, it's alright, did not cater to my expectations for a belgian style beer, was expecting a lot more yeast, but yeah not that great. Not horrendous enough for me to never drink it again but not good enough for me to seek it out.

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Belgian Session from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.45 out of 5 based on 1,217 ratings.
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