Session Lager - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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Reviews by freed:
3.38/5 rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
So far, I seem to agree with most of the other reviews - in part. I think this beer fits the niche recently left by Oly when they closed/stopped bottling in stubbies, and Lucky Lager before that, complete with bottle cap game. (That yummy tumwater aquifer water..) The game is only fun the first two twists though, and the number of draws due to simultaneous "rocks" killed it.
The packaging is cool, and the firm responsible does great work, but I'm a little less positive about the beer. Pours a decent golden - not that I'd ever pour another one, with a nice white foamy head.
Aroma is kind of boring and just slightly sour - like tired malt hulls. Hop aroma is minor if present.
Taste is just better than average. Thin but bready malt, clean flavor, and slightly sweet. Almost like a touch of honey had been added. Nice crisp finish with good carbonation, and easily drinkable.
I'd put this on par with Henry's, and can't shake that feeling.... I'm not sure what the "up yours beer snobs" thing is about - but I hope hipster Portlanders will drink this instead of that anti-union adjunct-swill Pabst.
Serving type: bottle
06-17-2005 00:31:47 | More by freed
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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 919 ratings.