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Session Lager - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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BA SCORE
83
good

965 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 965
Reviews: 446
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 47
Gots: 65 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

koo10t, Nov 19, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Warfarin, Nov 18, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

twowheelssoar, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

ColSanders123, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

djbreezy, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

UncleJimbo, Nov 14, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

allstar255, Nov 14, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18%

Jspriest, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of wedge
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear yellow-gold with a tall white head that quickly settles to a thin head. Clean aroma...pale malt sweetness and light floral, lemon, and grass notes. Mildly sweet pale malts, honey, and a subtle flowery hop bitterness. Pleasantly grainy. Light and somewhat effervescent, but not watery. Very refreshing. A good old school pale lager with no off-notes. Maybe a little pricey, but I'm still interested in trying the other two "Session" varieties.

wedge, Nov 13, 2011
Photo of DividedAvery
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a great golden color. Very light with a great white foam head.

S: Light hops with some wheat and citrus notes. Sweet smell which leads me to believe the taste will be equally sweet.

T: Just as the smell would dictate, sweet taste and a slightly bitter finish. This one drinks very easily. Really easily. All of the sudden three empty bottles are on my table.

M: Very light and really well carbonated.

O: For the price, this beer is great. I would much rather have these on hand at a party than any macro. One of the best session beers out there

DividedAvery, Nov 02, 2011
Photo of treque
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: bright yellow in color, completely traslucent, there is no carb there is a small white head wich dissipates quickly

S: a nice fruity, honey, floral smell, some sweet malt

T: very nice, medium body, well balanced, the sweetness of the malt are delicious and the bitternees after taste is large and deep enough

treque, Oct 23, 2011
Photo of keithmurray
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle poured into a pilsener glass

Appearance - clear golden color with fluffy white head

smell - citrus, lemon peel, grass, wheat

taste - slight citrus, lemon peel on this one, bready malt, grass/wheat

mouthfeel - very easy to drink this, light to medium bodied, ample carbonation, pretty straightforward, which to me is a good thing. Slight bitterness upfront, slight sweetness in the middle, the two combine for a balanced finish This beer meets its intended purpose

Overall - good beverage for those times when you just want a refreshing beer that tastes good, but you don't want to put much thought into. Perfect for backyard BBQ's, tailgaiting or simply quenching your thirst for a brewski

Price point - $4.99 for a 6pk

keithmurray, Oct 21, 2011
Photo of champ103
4.45/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorite lagers. I have had this many times, but just now getting around to reviewing it.

A: Pours a clear straw/yellow color. A one finger white head forms, and recedes to a small ring. Light lace is left behind.
S: Up front is grassy, floral, and herbal hops. Lagerish yeast. Also some bread/biscuit malt that I love. Simple, but excellent.
T: Again, very simple, but excellent. Grassy and floral hops. Very earthy with a great bread/biscuit malt balance. Love it.
M/D: A medium body that is perfectly carbonated. So crisp, clean, and dry. So easy and enjoyable to drink. All day with this one.

It has been a long time coming for my review with this. One of my favorites. Just an excellent lager, and something I would highly recommend.

champ103, Oct 16, 2011
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3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a classic lager that I poured into a pint glass from a stubby. I picked up a 12-pack from a local Spec's which had it on sale for $10.99...

A: Not as much head, but it's probably because of the way I poured. I can't fault the brewery on that. The color is good, golden, and crystal clear.

It tastes pretty good for a lager. I can taste the malts, and it wasn't too overwhelming nor bland. I mean, it's just striking me as having a right balance. The carbonation is there, but it's not as visible. I didn't think I'd like this because I always have felt this kind of lager is too generic.

Overall, it's a good lager to drink. the stubby bottles do help makes things easier packing for a trip. I know that some people would be put off by the price.

2xHops, Oct 14, 2011
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3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11oz stubbie bottle stamped "enjoy by" 24 Dec. 2011. Inexpensive.

Pours a clear, bright golden yellow colour, with a thin bone-white head that fade quickly. Lots of visible carbonation.

Aroma: similar to a standard American macro-lager, but a bit stronger and more earthy, and without off-notes or off-grains (e.g., corn).

Taste: lightly malty with some spicy hops. The hops surely contribute some bitterness, but the beer is overall fairly evenly balanced on the sweet-bitter continuum.

M: Medium-high carbonation lends crispness; despite appearances, it is not overdone and seems approrpiate for this style. Has a medium-thin body and a semi-dry finish.

O - refreshing; a very good session or summer beer. Very good alternative to the much more widely available American macro-lagers. I assume this (general public) is the target audience.

chinchill, Oct 11, 2011
Photo of gtermi
3.05/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a nice golden lager colorm but the carbonation is present from all the bubbles that continue to develope. The head is sort of thick, but quickly becomes small.

The smell just isnt appealing to me. It smells sort of like popcorn to me; it also has some wheat but not much else.

The taste is pretty boring to me, but for a lager it is very good ( I ususally hate lagers so I am bias). I pick up a nice bit of malt and wheat.

The mouthfeel is pretty average. Just like any basic beer to me.

Overall this is a nice average beer. There isnt anything great about it, but nothing bad either. It is a nice session beer for sure.

gtermi, Oct 06, 2011
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4.22/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A golden brassy crystal clear body with a nice together and very uniform head and bubbles. Quite impressive I am rather enjoying this sight. There is however, no impressive lacing on this at all.

Light bready malts with a touch of honey. Fairly basic but good smelling nose here.

Taste brings kind of a sweet malt palate with a nice sweet herbal tea component. Finish has a real nice bread action too. Good body on this with some thick and oily texture but nothing too syrupy. Very little gaseous carbonation in this at all.

Overall one solid sessionable lager indeed. I could have this anytime.

smakawhat, Sep 26, 2011
Photo of MrDonQuixote
3.13/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served on Tap:

A- Reddish amber hue with a small white head that dissipates quickly

S- Sweet malt with a light hop smell

T- Not a ton of taste. Has a thick malty backbone with a bitter finish

M- Smooth Mouthfeel. Definitely helps the beer fit its name

O- Not my favorite beer in the world, but definitely a beer I could kick back with and drink a few

MrDonQuixote, Sep 24, 2011
Photo of bubseymour
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Very good pilsner looking brew. 1 finger head that quickly faded.

Smells good. Can't make it out though.

Taste - One of the easiest drinking beers I've ever tried. Very light in flavor but so "sessionable". Its basically a well crafted adjunct lager but not sure its worth the extra money from a preferrable cheap macro.

Mouthfeel - nice

OVerall - a very easy drinker, thirst quencer beer. Session is the right name for it.

bubseymour, Sep 23, 2011
Photo of BeerDocT
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The little bottles are cute, sure. The fact that they only hold 11 ounces is not. Anyway, on with the review.

Poured into a wide-mouthed glass.

-Appearance 3.0: typical golden lager color. Lighter in color than most lagers I've seen recently. Poured out with very little head and what little there was disappeared quickly. Little carbonation bubbles appeared all over the beer.

-Smell 3.0: Standard, "lagery" smell. Barley and lots of it, and that's about it. Nice, actually and something that brews have to get right. This one did.

-Taste 3.0: Thirst quenching and refreshing, but not much taste-wise. It is much better poured than in the bottle, however. When poured, I tasted much more hops flavor and a deeper character.

-Mouthfeel 3.0: Right amount of carbonation to lift the somewhat sweet taste of the beer. Good and very refreshing.

-Overall 3.0: A good beer and a good session beer. That's right, it lives up to its name. However at 5.10% ABV, it may be stronger than your usual session beer, so be aware. Is it worth tracking down just to get one of those cool "rock, paper, scissors" bottle caps? No, but it is worth finding to sample the beer inside.

$12.99 for a twelve pack in Atlanta, GA.

BeerDocT, Sep 19, 2011
Session Lager from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
83 out of 100 based on 965 ratings.