Belgian Session | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Belgian SessionBelgian Session
1,218 Ratings
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

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

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Ratings: 1,218 |  Reviews: 243
Photo of Fadefury
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Clear amber/yellowish tint. Pours a thick head that goes away quickly. Decent lacing

S - A sweet bread/malt, with layers of subtle hops and the slight Belgian yeast in the background

T - Sweet malty flavor, but doesn't deliver everything you think from the smell

M - A very mild beer with slight carbonation.

O - This is a very light beer and I could easily drink a couple of these in one sitting. I prefer this over the Summer ale for the hot days, but if they added more spice/flavor it may bring it over an average beer.

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Photo of joek440
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Rickyd
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of andrewborstein
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of KenRapoza
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of shockrocker65
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of rudy0908
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of mattcrill
3.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma: Fresh cut melon aromatics up front. Pear and light musk melon hit the nose first. Background light bread crust and a hint of black pepper. No hop aroma.

Appearance: Clear amber pour with yellow edges. Low sticky white head that retains well.

Flavor: Follows the aroma. More fresh cut melon, low earthy hop flavors, and a hint of pepper. Balance is nearly even though slightly bitter. Finish is clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with high carbonation. No alcohol heat, astringency, or creaminess noted.

Overall impression: Fresh, light, and straight forward. Nothing extreme but solid for the style. Don't know why it hasn't rated better here.

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Photo of dreis
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of lccrunchy
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of vbiliyar
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of enelson
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of ChadA83
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of chefhatt
3.2/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured this beer into a pint glass, it has a gold color body with a fizzy head that quickly disappears to a thin lace. The smell is swwet and spicy at the same time. The taste has a nice spice taste up front, then it has a sweet taste to it with some hops coming through on the finish. The mouth feel is nice good carbonation and overall is a average beer but a good summer drinker.

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Photo of JustinAniello
3.72/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear amber with a foamy two finger head, bubbles sticking to the sides of the glass. Quickly dissipates to a this cap and decent lacing.

S - Bread, yeast, and clove aroma. Nice blend, heavy sweetness as well.

T - Sweet breadiness at first, turning to a lightly numbing spice and esters. Very slight bitterness in the background.

M - Light to medium body with medium carbonation. Goes very well with the flavor.

O - I am a fan of this beer, at least if I was looking for something light and sweet. Could use a heavier flavor, deeper spice would add a lot. Certainly good for the summer months.

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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of BigCheese
3.9/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4


Had this at a pool party. Nice belgian candy sugar sweetness upfront, some spiceness and phenols as well. Had that yeasty belgian character, yet clean tasting. Very little hop prescence. Very refreshing and light. A true session beer and perfect for a summer seasonal. Another seasonal winner from Koch.

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of adamjthompson00
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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