Sunday, September 8, 2013

Beer Review: Sam Adams Belgian Session

I decided that since last week's beer review was so much fun, both the writing and the drinking, that decided to do another. We're still making our way through our recent variety pack. This week the brew of choice was a Sam Adams' Belgian Session. 

This little baby is another seasonal brew which is apparently now out of season. I promise this isn't on purpose it was just luck of the draw. I really like me some Sam Adams. It's not Abita, but it still won't steer you wrong. 

Company Description: 
A crisp, refreshing version of a traditional Belgian beer.  Fruity, slightly spicy flavors from the Belgian yeast are balanced by toffee and caramel notes from our blend of malts while the hops provide a citrus character that rounds out this enjoyable brew.

Pairs well with Boston Lager Steamed Rice, French Onion Soup and Caesar Salad. 

I didn't pair this with any food so I can't tell you how it mixes. The wife and I were so banged up Wednesday that we skipped yoga and caught up on Walking Dead. While we relaxed I grabbed this little baby hoping a little buzz would dull the ache in my arms. Worked like a charm.

Now, I was a little nervous when I saw "citrus character" on the label. I was afraid it would be like an IPA. Stew just doesn't do IPAs. Luckily it was barely an aftertaste as were the fruit notes. Nothing overpowered the main beer taste and it was all complimentary. As my friend Phil would say, it tasted good and I got a little buzz. I'll definitely buy it again when it's available. I give it five Hops.

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