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Session Lager - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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Session LagerSession Lager

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BA SCORE
83
good

924 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 924
Reviews: 438
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 45
Gots: 54 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
ABV 5.1% IBU 18

(Beer added by: mattmaples on 05-17-2005)
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Thrasher

Oregon

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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Session Lager from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
83 out of 100 based on 924 ratings.