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Session Lager - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,006 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,006
Reviews: 451
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 51
Gots: 82 | 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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5/5  rDev +36.6%

wendymerissa, Mar 18, 2013
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

mdwalsh, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

tfsimpkins, May 03, 2013
Photo of hdog09
5/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is hands down the best lager made in the U.S. Golden in color and has a nice head, smells delicious and the taste s unmatched compared to other lagers. Great design on the bottles and easily one of the most economic beer out there. Thumbs up to Full Sail Brewing out in Oregon, great prices and great beer.

hdog09, May 02, 2010
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

Strauss95, Jan 26, 2012
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

Britchplz, Aug 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

PhatAtUT, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

mercatonero, Feb 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

djbreezy, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

gpaulson, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of startreker
4.99/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I found this beer by mere chance. I was at my local grocery store, and the name of the beer begged me to give it a try!! I`m so glad I did!!

A .. Very nice golden color, pours up beautifully, nice lacing throughout the beer

S.. Not a whole lot of aroma, but nonetheless, it is pleasing, and reminds me of fresh made bread.

T.. Very nice and quenching, not overly bitter, nor sweet. Very pleasant, and finishes dry, wich is delightful.

M.. A very satisfying mouth feel going on here. Not to heavy, not watered down, but just right!

O.. Overall .. I love this beer!! Its not overly complicated, and really hits it spot on!! Price is very affordable!! This is my new go to beer hands down!!

startreker, May 12, 2013
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4.96/5  rDev +35.5%

Maolain, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of RedHunter
4.9/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Today, You are lucky. Witness the FIRST O!Red's Brew Tube!

Beer Numero Uno is...

Session Lager brewed by Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub! #INDAHOUSE!!!

Poured from/ 11 oz. Stubby Bottle (like RED STRIPE ;) /into/ Widmer Bros. Pub Pint Glass

Bottom of Twist-Off bottle cap has a picture of a rock labeled "ROCK." WTF?

First Look shows Crystal Clear Golden with dos dedos head. For you punks who are too lazy to look up a spanish dictionary that means "2 Fingers." Yeah, You best thank me :) Head becomes thin, but remains prominent through every sip.

The Nostril view gets sweet malt, plus an enticing never previously encountered hop note. Sweet fruitness almost like a freshly chomped strawberry. Husky, but definitely clean like the sight behind the pint.

Light Carbonation bubbles up on the lips and tongue. Malt is superior in the Mouthfeel as the bubbles tingle off the walls. Hops aren't sitting on the bench, they're just as awesome as the scent. The light tart bitter at the end reminds me of fruit again. Warmth from alcohol makes me want to take another swig. Wish I had some bacon to eat with this. :(

Most American Lagers lack any real body. You know what it is! But damn, I thank G.O.D. for the makers of this fine USA Lager! Only a buck fiddy @CraftBeerCellar. OH YES! Snag a bunch for your BBQ and get your pisswasser drinking friends to sip on a Session Lager!

Welcome to the Brew Tube! I hope you enjoyed your first Session! O!Red says, Raise your Glass, I'd Tap That!

RedHunter, Jul 17, 2011
Photo of heavyblanket
4.8/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This lager has huge flavor but still be light enough for an afternoon on the porch with friends. I've had it in a pint glass and straight from the bottle. What better way to drink a "session" beer. Not an over complicated beer, but not simplistic either.

heavyblanket, May 28, 2008
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

jmalnati, Jan 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

richwalpole, Jan 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

jkchristy, Feb 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

gleemonger, Mar 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

sidpena, Aug 24, 2014
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4.74/5  rDev +29.5%

RoverRickSkirvin, Aug 29, 2014
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4.73/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Golden clear beer with medium carbonation. Medium head retention and lacing.

S: Wonderful hoppy smell. Not too strong but perfect for a lager.

T: Awesome full flavor, quality 2 row barley and a nice FULL hop flavor.
I also taste a clean substrate if you will(the water) and it's very clean and clear.
The yeast is "world class" as it leaves a clean and clear flavor profile from the quality ingredients(barley, water, hops).
Again the water carries the beer, enhances it at the same time leaves nothing except pure beer flavor from the great ingredients and brewing process.

M: Medium/light mouthfeel. Nice for the style.

O: I have traveled around North America and Europe(Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, etc) and have tasted the best beer. I've longed to have a "true" high quality beer brewed properly and unpasteurized here in the good old USA for many years. Sam Adams is good beer but not quite this good. This is the finest example of a high quality lager without concern for cost or any other factor except beer quality. I now have that beer. NO BUD.

alankwak, Sep 21, 2013
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4.65/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Beautiful beer. bright, clear, golden color with a strong white head and impressive lacing.

S - So fresh...Bread, Bread, oh glorious Bread.

T - nice fresh malt taste...more bread. this is my perfect closer beer. after all the DIPAs and RISs, this is how you end a night. very refreshing taste.

M - smooth and thin...just what i want from a lager with a nice little carbonation bite.

D - Incredibly high.

corcoranjc, Jan 30, 2011
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4.65/5  rDev +27%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I was looking for some brews at the now well stocked local beer store and happened upon this brew. I first got pulled in by the classic bottle shape then the name: "Session". With a name like that it must be good. And the price, very reasonable. Well I wasn't disappointed. The smell of this beer is a nicely balanced malted grain and sweeter hop smell. The color (it pains me to pour it out of the cool bottle) is golden yellow. The carbonation is perfect, there is a sublime fog that exits the bottle when you open it. The flavor is exquisite, sweet yet ever so slightly hopped to balance and give a sweet dry finish. This is the beer everybody else drinks, but this one has premium flavor and is robust. A true pleasure to drink. I will be buying this in quantity. Drinkability is off the scale. For the style of beer, we may need to give out a new "Blue Ribbon."

mooseisloose, Aug 30, 2008
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4.63/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

poured into a pilsner glass, its pale its fizzy, its what i expected. This is the fisrt time i have had this beer in a glass, i usually just have it from the bottle.
Tastes great,grainy, some grassy hops hidden way back there. This beer is a perfet example of what budweiser mgd etc try so hard to be: jsut a good easy drinking beer. I love it. If it weren't for the price difference it would replace high life as my go to sixer in the fridge, drink after mowing the grass beer.

redneckchugger, May 26, 2009
Photo of mjurney
4.63/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance:
Pale gold color, clear. Good amount of carbonation rising up. Small frothy, bright white head.

Aroma:
Grassy, bready, crisp, clean.

Taste:
Malty, bready, grassy, grainy, just a touch of caramel. Hop bitterness is mild, spicy-floral. Finish is very crisp, clean, a little dry. Body is very crisp and clean, refreshing, semi-dry, well carbonated.

Overall:
It's an outstanding beer. Probably the best basic lager I ever had.

mjurney, Aug 05, 2013
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Session Lager from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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