Samuel Adams Belgian Session

Samuel Adams Belgian Session

Rated 3.223 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Boston Beer Company

Boston, MA, United States

Style:  Belgian Ale

4.4% Alcohol by Volume

16 International Bittering Units

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Brewed with our unique strain of Belgian yeast that imparts a floral and spicy clove character that comes through in the aroma, flavor, and finish of the beer. The blend of malts, including Gambrinus Honey Malt, give the beer a subtle toffee and caramel sweetness. The Hallertau Mittelfrueh Noble hops add a subtle floral character while the American Ahtanum hops have a citrusy character. What makes this beer stand out is its sessionability. At 4.4% ABV this brew is light and crisp but still flavorful and satisfying.

ID: 47442 Last updated 11 years ago Added to database 11 years ago

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Overall Rank18417
Overall Percentile65.1
Style Rank354 of 1118
Style Percentile68.3
Lowest Score2.8
Highest Score3.7
Average Score3.267
Weighted Score3.223
Standard Deviation0.232

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ZYTHUM 289 reviews
rated 3.4 11 years ago

Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

sampled 5/29/12. 12oz bottle. pours a clear golden orange colour, medium head. aroma is yeast, spicy, fruity. taste is spicy, citrus, light hops. body is medium.

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.4 6 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Taps clearish golden with a nice eggshell head. Aroma delivers fruity, spicy and fresh malt notes. Flavor features hay, fruity, yeasty and fresh malt tones, quite enjoyable. Body is average, while fizz is good and finish has hay and fruity tones. Enjoy this Belgian session.

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 3.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    12oz bottle -

    Aroma - light fruity notes, cereal, surprisingly spicy

    Appearance - clear golden body, 3-finger white head, nice retention, average lacing.

    Mouthfeel - light-medium bodied, medium carbonation

    Flavor - centers around a crakery/bready base, light fruit notes and mild, very mild spice notes...a bit flabby maybe

    Overall - an easy drinker, perhaps a little over attenuated. A bit more sweetness could have filled this out a bit better, but overall not bad.

  • CHOPZ 6661 reviews
    rated 2.9 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 5

    Purchased in the States, part of their 2013 Beers of Summer variety pack. Pours a clean golden-amber colour with a warm cap, average retention and lacing. A little creaminess coats the top. There is a strong plastic smell. Not sure if this is normal for this one ? Other than that, aromas of Belgian Ale yeast, some fruit notes. Thankfully, the strong turpentine nose does not taste. It is more like rye with the hints of fruits in the back. Really not sure about this strong plasticy thing. I do not read it in any other reviews. Well, if this is my last review, you will know why.

  • BRETT 1304 reviews
    rated 3.2 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Sampled from bottle. Pours gold-copper with creamy white head and lace. Floral-citrus aroma. Balanced with hints of bready caramel malt. Dominant hop and phenolic/estery yeast. Solid session beer. Why drink a pale lager for a session beer when this is available?

  • CLASH 2576 reviews
    rated 3.4 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A dark golden color with a white head. The aroma contains some lemons, bananas, caramel, bread, and spices. The flavor is a bit dry with bananas, lemons, spices, and caramel. Some sweetness shows up in the finish. Overall nothing special but pretty good.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.2 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    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 sweet and spicy at the same time. The taste has a nice spice taste up front, then it has some hops coming through on the finish. The mouth feel is nice, good carbonation. Overall is a average beer but a good summer drinker.

  • TONE77 221 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours a dark golden color. Smell is on the malty side. Taste is malts, fruits, some spice. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall makes a good session beer.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Pours a clear amber gold .. light foam, lacing is light .. . sweet amber, light yeast, and golden syrup .. . light mouth .. clean finish .. . more a sweet golden ale with the lightest dash of yeast .. . drinkable but not at all complex ... .

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 3.4 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Both times I sampled this, and even before when reading the bottle...I thought I was drinking "Belgian Saison". Actually reminded me of that style with the floral notes, light hop, etc. Grassy, earthy feel. One of the better ones in the summer variety pack. What I was expecting the Kolsch to be, so am glad to have a "hit" here versus "miss". Almost like a Belgian IPA, but not quite as hoppy.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.5 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Sampled on 6/7/2012. This Belgian Ale pours a medium orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, bready and sweet, with some yeast. A medium bodied Belgian Ale. The malts are fruit, bready and sweet, with a touch of peaches and apricots. The hops are earthy and floral. Decent carbonation. Some citrus and spice, with some bready malts. Very drinkable. Nice session beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

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