Recently we were gathering at a friend's place and I was perusing the wide selection in that home's beer fridge. I noticed a number of different beers from Boston Beer, among other assorted and interesting beers. One of the beers I selected during the course of the evening was Samuel Adams East-West Kölsch. I was unfamiliar with this particular beer, and admittedly, Kölsch is not a style I've drank much, in general. So it seemed like a good one to try. Simply put, it was darn good!
Another Sam Adams beer that made an appearance during the evening was Belgian Session. I only had a taste of this one. While I didn't find it especially memorable, it was tasty. A somewhat typical "Belgian beer," the aroma and flavor were sweet with the expected Belgian-style yeast and spices. At just 4.25% ABV, it is surely sessionable. As we wound down our evening, and were discussing the next monthly gathering, to be held at our home, one participant made it a point to let me know for planning purposes that he'd been drinking the Belgian Session all evening.
Both of these beers are part of the Sam Adams Summer Styles pack. The contents of this variety pack appear to vary by region. Unfortunately the brewery tends to include things like Cherry Wheat and Sam Adams Light in their variety packs so I tend to stay away from them. Remember the Cranberry Lambic saga? (I still have that bottle.)
A fun evening with friends, with the bonus of trying some new good beers — it doesn't get much better than that.