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

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BA SCORE
83
good

837 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 837
Reviews: 352
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 22
Gots: 71 | 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:
Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 06-27-2009

ABV 5.4% IBU 18
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 837 | Reviews: 352
Photo of mnrider
3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours dark amber with one finger of bubbly tan head. Coaster thin layer of retention with very little lacing.

S: Bittersweet malts. Dark chocolate. Toasted and roasted flavors.

T/M: Toasted bitter sweet malts. Smokey. Watery. Thin. Chocolate. A little nutty. Not much bitterness after the first hit. Light bodied.

O: Not too much to say here. A pretty good representation of the style. Nice toasted taste. Easy to drink.

Cheers!

Photo of TBCE
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jordanian2
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really liked this one

Photo of dangarciasatx
3.41/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Nutty, toasty, malty; a nice Swartz bier that's easy to drink.

Photo of Bartos
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Harvest06
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Markbienvenu
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of neilp55
3.21/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A nice albeit nondescript session black lager from Full Sail. Inoffensive and without any discernible character or flavor notes, it's kind of a "black lager for the masses". No alcohol bite which bolsters the "Session" moniker.

Not really worth paying a premium for, however for someone afraid of getting into stouts and darker beers this is a great introductory selection. Like a black pils.

Photo of thatsachaguy
3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Joestradamus91
3.15/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Moose90
3.23/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chris_Barnes
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hoppy91
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of doom_deluise
3.04/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jasonboerner
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good beer. Was suggested by local regular. Glad I had one. Tasty.

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Quite a dark lager, almost gives itself stout qualities in taste, but it's lager qualities keep it sessionable, a great lager, and would probably be a good transition beer for someone wanting to get into stouts as well.

Photo of brewqueno
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of maltlikker
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Frederickbb
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

not bad but could be better

Photo of Brams
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brother_rebus
3.12/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The smell was a bit stale. Looks like a standard black lager. Weren't very winningly hints of much. Nice mouthfeel though. Minimal carbonation but still enough.

Photo of Utica_Brew_Review
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark but no very much so for a schwarzbier. Mild head and carbonation. Chocolate and roasted malt aroma. No surprises there. Chocolate coffee flavor that's well rounded. Some bitterness. Hint of herbal.

Photo of stephens101
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark brown with crimson edges. Very sweet aroma with caramel, nuts and persimmons. Tastes sweet with roasted malts and a hint of bitter in the end. Some dark fruitiness exists. Light bodied. Excellent balance on this tasty classic.

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Session Black Lager from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
83 out of 100 based on 837 ratings.