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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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Added by Jason on 01-09-2012

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a clear, bright orange with an off-white, 2 finger head. Good retention, leaving a thin layer of microbubbles covering the surface. Lacing is fair, with good stick.

Smell - Clove spice, malt grain, faint banana and a touch of bubblegum.

Taste - Light banana and clove spice character upfront. Somewhat bland mid-taste. Moderate notes of mild lemon zest comes through on the back end, imparting a slightly sour, slightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Thin, nearly watery body with moderate carbonation. Goes down easy enough.

Overall - A decent brew from Samuel Adams. IMO, a little too watery, but the flavor is respectable. Decent summer brew, but I'd grab the Firestone-Walker Solace 10 times out of 10 over this.

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Photo of roundthewaygirls
2.88/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

poured into a pint glass from the beers of summer variety pack.

A: gold color. a little hazy. half a finger of white, foamy head.

S: banana up front, mild notes of belgian spices and yeast. clove.

T: light and fruity. banana. pale malt. hint of spices and yeast. white grape in the finish.

M: smooth and mellow. kind of watery, but refreshing.

O: interesting attempt by the boston brewing company. enjoyable, but not a masterful brew. pretty mild. i would drink it again, but i wouldn't seek it out.

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Photo of rfbenavi80
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of chris1919
4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of ifixufly
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of Chevelle66
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of Treyliff
3.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a bright golden color with just a bit of haze and small white lace

S- Belgian yeast with some floral notes, a bit of banana, fruity and some toasted notes

T- toasty malt with fruity yet peppery yeast, a bit if lemon with a dry finish

M- light-medium body with crisp carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and finish

O- verry sessionable and good for a hot day. Just enough flavor to keep you coming back.

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Photo of Bockerdoppel91
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of tvljr
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of scratch69
3.56/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured a bottle into a Samuel Adams glass.

Appearance- Golden yellow color with a fingers worth of head. Fair amount of lacing.

Smell- Strong spice aroma with some yeast and lemon.

Taste- Yeast and clove flavors at the start that blends into a sweet malt taste, then finishes with a mild lemon tartness.

Mouth feel- Medium bodied with an average amount of carbonation.

Overall- A decent, drinkable beer but not my favorite from Samuel Adams.

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Photo of crownrl28
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of HisBoyElroy
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of campfirebrew
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of plato
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of norinco
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of zaptone
1/5  rDev -70.1%

Photo of pfaucett
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of EvanWilliams
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of Stidge77
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of Knapp85
3.39/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This poured out as a clear color color with a white head on top. The retention is decent but hardy any lacing. The smell of the beer is yeasty, there is some citrus and a touch of spice. The taste of the beer is bready with some spicy citrus. The mouthfeel is light bodied with a good carbonation. Overall it a decent beer, drinkable dry, not too bad.

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Photo of Eriktheipaman
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of pirmannt1
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of Damian74
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of FlemingVSKing
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

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