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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: 81 | 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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Photo of BigGold
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

BigGold, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of theRick
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Nice session lager when you are not out for big heavy pints. The 11oz bottle if fairly unique. Holds true to the lager style.

theRick, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of Summer92
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

Summer92, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of RoverRickSkirvin
4.74/5  rDev +29.5%

RoverRickSkirvin, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of Bierleichen
1.5/5  rDev -59%

Bierleichen, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of TeamSeinfeld
4.24/5  rDev +15.8%

TeamSeinfeld, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of Kingcurio
3.76/5  rDev +2.7%

Kingcurio, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of Lavonnq
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Lavonnq, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of Davideo
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%

Davideo, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of sidpena
4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

sidpena, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of MeloVelo
3.76/5  rDev +2.7%

MeloVelo, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of RayPrice
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%

RayPrice, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of RHVC59
4/5  rDev +9.3%

RHVC59, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of Britchplz
5/5  rDev +36.6%

Britchplz, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of spoony
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%

From a stubby 11 oz bottle (best by August 10, 2014...so I'm a week overdue) into a nonic.

A-A normal pour produces no real head; just a bit of white foam that fades quickly to a thin collar. The beer is light, light-golden-orange in color. It is clear with a few bubbles of carbonation in there.

S-The aroma is surprisingly sweet with suggestions of apple juice to go along with the bread and toasty malt flavors. There is also some cereal grain. Hops are very light and slightly leafy and grassy.

T-The taste tracks the smell. It is somewhat bready with a bit of fruity sweetness. There is some toasted grain and very little in the way of hops...just a hint of grass and herbal leafiness on the finish.

M-The feel is light to medium with a well-done carbonation that is smooth and about average in volume. Very drinkable.

O-This is a simple lager, but not boring. My example was a week past its "best by" date, so I'm not surprised that the hops had faded. I can imagine a fresh bottle being a bit more complex and balanced, but even this old bottle made for a nice after-work quaff.

spoony, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of Justin-m
3.96/5  rDev +8.2%

Justin-m, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of Donkster46
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Donkster46, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of MarkNoseBeer
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Easy to drink. Excellent alternative to American macro-brews at a comparable price.

MarkNoseBeer, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of carlmoberg
4/5  rDev +9.3%

carlmoberg, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of Mrinternet
4.24/5  rDev +15.8%

Mrinternet, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of patrick68L
2.92/5  rDev -20.2%

patrick68L, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of Michael_Corcoran
3.08/5  rDev -15.8%

Michael_Corcoran, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

11oz Brown Stubby Bottle with "tools required" cap and a best by date of 10/19/2014 poured into a Saint Arnold 8oz tour glass

Appearance: Pours a clear straw yellow with 1/2 finger of head that develops into a fine lace

Smell: Grainy malt up front with a faint floral hop note

Taste: A lot of simple grain and malt flavor with a slight hop bitter in the finish

Mouthfeel: Very crisp and light with no shortage of flavor

Overall: There is a lot of flavor in here for a pale lager. The all-,alt characteristics really shine through without affecting the mouthfeel. The name speaks the truth, this is a great session lager when you want something full-flavored and unoffensive. I would offer this to even the strongest naysayers of craft beer.

Tuck_leepulin, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of codyb1991
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

codyb1991, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of JDM44
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

JDM44, Aug 09, 2014
Session Lager from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
83 out of 100 based on 1,006 ratings.