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Session Black Lager - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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Session Black LagerSession Black Lager

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740 Ratings
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Ratings: 740
Reviews: 335
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 15
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
ABV 5.4% IBU 18

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 06-27-2009)
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Reviews by Fatehunter:
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Fatehunter

Oregon

4.33/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured from the stubby bottle into a tulip glass. Very dark, but not black. Held up to the light there are some red hues. A nice 1 inch thick head formed. Eventually it went down to just barely covering the surface.

S - Fairly aromatic for a lager. The dark malt is most evident with a slight hint of dry hay.

T - Mmm. A lager with some dark malt flavor. However, the malt does not turn this beer into a sweet tasting beer like many other Schwarzbiers. For that, I really like this. The taste is a straight forward lager with the added bit of dark maltiness and a slight bitterness at the end.

M - Light and moderately carbonated.

D - All day long. It is a "Session" beer after-all. Those who appreciated a little more flavor in their lagers will enjoy this even more.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2010 19:55:26 | More by Fatehunter
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Session Black Lager from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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