Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Samuel Adams Belgian Session

Today I'm drinking Samuel Adams Belgian Session brewed by The Boston Beer Company in Boston, Cincinnati or Breinigsville, Pennsylvania. This one came in a mixed 12 pack I think they were calling "Summer Styles". Now, you might be surprised to hear that Sam dropped their enormous branding banner over top of the label art. Apparently though, they did that so they could place an even more gigantic name of the beer over top of everything. But at least you can see past and between the lettering.

Behind the name, two full beer mugs collide as people celebrate in a cozy Belgian village at the foot of a giant mountain. Between the beer name and art, Sam was sure to say "Product of USA" on the side in case you weren't sure and the experience led you to believe otherwise. Enjoy before Oct '12.

Fruity pear, Belgian yeast and spiced aroma. Light fruit, very soft flavors in the beginning. There is also plenty of yeast. Bananas and oranges come to mind. Not sweet but rather a bit hoppy. Light toasted malts and a grainy flavor persist throughout. Spicy cloves show up too. Clean. Good carbonation. Refreshing. I don't know the alcohol content but I'm guessing it's pretty low, matching the beer name. Good flavors. Not awesome but definitely solid. Nice refreshment and I liked the lingering fruity aftertaste too.


Sarah said...

Glad to see that Sam Adams has a Belgian style session beer out, I haven't seen it by me yet. Is it close to an actual Belgian beer? I am wondering if it is worth trying to track this one down....

Beer Drinker Rob said...

Hey Sarah. It was part of one of those mixed 12 packs, so you'll need to buy the whole thing for this one. As for taste, it was decent. Belgian yeast, spicy, hoppy, nice fruit.