Session Lager - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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Reviews by Thrasher:
3.45/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
Session Lager is a "concept" beer, complete with unique packaging (11 oz stubbies in a 12 pack, with barely a mention of Full Sail on the label, twist-off tops that aren't exactly easy to undo). It's possibly the worst beer in Full Sail's current line-up, but it's deserving of consideration since this is a purpose-driven beer; it is suitable for a large number of occasions, most of which involve outdoor activity and the kind of company that has no interest in hoppy or dark craft beers. This is an anti-snob microbrew.
Marketing aside, how's the beer? It's a decent, all-American golden lager, very close to what the megas make. It has perhaps a bit more ooomph, just a bit more flavor, and a cleaner profile. But it's got those mild if prickly, tangy hops in the nose to remind you of cheaper brews. The finish is succinct and keeps you coming back for more; drinkability is very high which stands to reason since that is the beer's sole reason for existing. I imagine many will love this but most BAs will probably taste this, think "hmm, ok, fine" and quickly move on to something more substantial. Bring this to a party, or on a trip where trunk space is at a premium (the stubbies take up less room than longnecks). This is a good choice if you are spending time with those suspicious of beer snobbery, but the beer tastes much better poured into a glass, hence you may need to blow your cover.
Serving type: bottle
06-14-2005 04:14:58 | More by Thrasher
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3.74/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Thin white bubbly head and pale gold color. Aroma is sweet, grainy and slightly vinous with grassy, piney, very "American" hoppiness. Flavor exhibits a lot of sweet American lager flavor without the cheap adjunct nastiness. Very clean. Finishes with a slight tinge of hoppiness. A very clean, sessionable beer for summer, or any time really. Think of it as a better tasting "stubby bottle beer".
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2014 16:29:48 | More by EagleTalon
Session Lager from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
83 out of 100 based on 924 ratings.