Coming to the last beer in the Samuel Adams Summer Styles Variety Pack, we come to Samuel Adams Belgian Session, which is a Belgian Pale Ale with 4.3% Alcohol By Volume (ABV). As of now, Belgian Session is only available in this summer sampler, so if you want to try it, that's where to look. As you can probably guess from its name, Belgian Session is lighter than most Belgian Pale Ales, and is brewed with the intention of being a session beer to be enjoyed over the course of a summer's afternoon.
Samuel Adams Belgian Session is a clear, golden colored beer, with a large, foamy white head floating on top. A web of lacing follows the beer down the glass.
The nose has some spicy Belgian yeast, some citrus, other light fruits, with a touch of bubblegum.
The taste has a bit of sweet pale malts, more bubblegum, cracked pepper spice, clove, light fruits, finished with floral and grassy hops. The mouth is light and actively carbonated.
On the first sip, Samuel Adams Belgian Session seems a bit light, as is expected with an session beer. But what is impressive is the layers of flavor that Boston Beer Company has managed to fit into such a light beer. As long as you understand going into it that you are drinking a beer that's the same size as Natty Light, you shouldn't be disappointed.
Remember to check out the other reviews from the Samuel Adams Summer Styles Variety Pack, including Noble Pils, East-West Kolsch, Cherry Wheat, Summer Ale and Boston Lager.
Samuel Adams Belgian Session : B-