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

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BA SCORE
84
good

774 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 774
Reviews: 339
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 15
Gots: 46 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Jon411, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

LJWalker, Jul 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +35.1%

JBlazier1, Jul 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Jamstone714, Jul 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Ege, Jul 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

KAF, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of jasonPsager
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was my first beer from Full Sail and I will be buying more. This black lager was excellent. Nice and smooth without too much carbonation. I loved how this beer went right to the edge of the bitter line without crossing it. It did so without losing any flavor. This is seriously my new "go to" beer in the fridge.

Bonus was the bottle. Though it is only 11 ounces it totally fulfills my "dare to be different" desire.

jasonPsager, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of ptykozoon
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark dirty brown. No head or lacing.

Coffee, brown sugar, light vanilla.

Light coffee, tobacco, cinnamon.

Watery mouthfeel, very subtle simple flavors. Light carbonation, light mouthfeel.

Agreeable taste but not the most complex or satisfying beer in the world.

ptykozoon, Jul 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Humulus_Lupulus, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

GClarkage, Jul 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

zimmee66, Jun 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

ejh06752, Jun 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

sammyg832, Jun 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Sir_Goatman, Jun 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Phi_Psi_OR_Beta, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Dcbelkot, Jun 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Gio, Jun 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Jasoncolliver, Jun 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

mahanson, Jun 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +35.1%

ambemt111, Jun 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

tpauer, Jun 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

RHB33, Jun 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought in an Oklahoma liquor store at room temperature with a best by date of 6/28/14-- stored poorly and about to expire. Now that that caveat is out of the way...

Pours to a quickly receding buff head that falls to a thin but permanent ring. Color is similar to Dr. Pepper. Aroma is mild and clean with pale malt and slightly nutty/smokey/roasty notes and not much in the way of hops. (There is a faint cheesy/dusty note in the nose that may be due to age.) Flavor is a muted roast malt front with a slightly bittersweet nutty finish. Mouthfeel is light and CO2 is just right.

It may be unfair to judge this beer with an eleventh hour expiration date and crappy storage. But even with that, it is fairly solid as a mild, easy drinking dark session brew.

EagleTalon, Jun 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

erialbill, Jun 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

MakeMineADoubleJack, Jun 08, 2014
Session Black Lager from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
84 out of 100 based on 774 ratings.