Session Lager - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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Reviews by rickyleepotts:
3.66/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
I have had this beer before, and have tried the Black Lager and the Fest offering. That is their seasonal beer, and they all taste pretty much the same. I didn't realize the caps had rock, paper, scissors on them… so I am learning! This is a beer that sells well here in Arizona because this is light, crisp, and easy to drink on a hot summer day. The days here get hot… REALLY hot. But this was in the fridge, and we wanted to review a second beer today. So let's drink!
In the Glass: It looks pretty boring, highly carbonated, and almost like any other domestic beer I've ever had. Imagine pouring a Bud Light into a glass. Yep. That is what this looks like. A light white head does hover on top, but there is little lace. I don't expect this to be great. This would be a beer that would be great with food. There is pizza in the kitchen. Maybe I will grab a slice.
Nose: It smells like liquid yeast. There is a subtle sweetness there, but pretty much just smells like yeast. This is a low ABV beer, and something I feel I could chug all day long. It's a session beer, after all. Hence the name!
Flavor: It is better than I expected it to be. There is a bunch of sweetness toward the end, and the finish is really nice. It is easy to drink, and VERY chuggable… but I do not remember this having so much flavor. There are a lot of bubbles, but it is not overly carbonated. My favorite part is the finish/aftertaste. But we will get to that!
Mouthfeel: There are a bunch of bubbles on the middle of the palate, but they balance out well toward the finish. It is very easy to drink, and I can seriously see myself chugging 5 or 6 of these during a round of golf. I am playing golf tomorrow, so maybe I will pack a cooler! For a buck a bottle, I am shocked more golf courses don't serve this. Now that I think about it, I am not sure any bars or restaurants serve this. Glad Total Wine & More has it!
Aftertaste: This is my favorite part of the beer. It finishes sweet, the bubbles become balanced, and the burp is delightful. The sweetness is what I like. I do like sweets, from wine to beer, even cocktails… It's not overly sweet, but a hint toward the finish. Every time I swallow, the aftertaste lingers, but the sweetness is still obvious and somewhat drying.
I haven't bought this beer in a while… but I might have to get some the next time I am at Total Wine. I am serious about taking this to the golf course! If you want a good replacement for a domestic (and yes, you DO), give this a try. Grab a single bottle of this and the Black Lager so you can compare these two stubbies. Ha. That sounds dirty!
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2013 20:00:19 | More by rickyleepotts
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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 922 ratings.