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

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BA SCORE
84
good

769 Ratings
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Ratings: 769
Reviews: 338
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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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

KuehneBe, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of jsisko01
3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours a very dark brown, almost black color with a centimeter thick light brown head that dissipates quickly. Has nice lacing.

Smell - Sweet with caramel, nuts, roasted malt, and toffee.

Taste - Very strong caramel flavor and toasty. Aftertaste consists of coffee and is only slightly bitter.

Mouthfeel - Has a pretty thick, creamy body with medium carbonation. Goes together well.

Overall - I'm not really a fan of dark beers but I've had enough to know that this isn't a bad one..

jsisko01, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

fizzyted, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

vtownAL, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of JustinQ
4/5  rDev +8.1%

JustinQ, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of OtherShoe2
3.3/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown with a slight cream colored head. No retention nor lace.

Light cocoa and coffee aromas, some sweet roasted malt.

This is a pure malt brew. Very easy to drink. Dark roasted malt, a little cocoa and coffee up front with little bit of sweetness. This turns to a slight sour edge, and then dries out to light bitterness. A little bit of a mineral note as well.

Lighter bodied, lightly carbonated.

I'm ok with this one, but the only reason I'd session it is because I had to buy a 12 pack to try it. The stubby packaging is cool, but the beer is very average, and sub-average for the style (in comparison to german versions). It is ok, and I'll kill the rest no problem, but won't buy again.

OtherShoe2, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of daliandragon
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I love the old school grenade bottles. So stout and drinkable. The fact that this is schwarzbier helps as well; I think it is a generally under appreciated style. This one pours a dark brown with creamy beige head and decent lacing. Nose is light roasted malt but not as strong or chocolate oriented as I would have expected.

Taste is creamy and rich with ample coffee and toasted notes. The balance is a little better than expected, especially in the aftertaste, although it is far from hoppy. The finish is cleaned than you would think although the texture could stand less carbonation. This is a solid, drinkable dark lager, I could definitely see sessioning this with ease, so to speak.

daliandragon, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

HopStoopid120, Dec 08, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Anew, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

hundo, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Mtnbeerman, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

dangelop, Dec 05, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

TEAMHOLT, Dec 05, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

deapokid, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

tacoman, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

twelveinches, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

GeezLynn, Nov 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

gkangas, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Bilco, Nov 25, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

sevenarts, Nov 23, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

FreshmanPour77, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of jmbranum
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty dark brown clear liquid with an off-white head.

Minimal aroma.

Flavor is nice and toasty. Lots of grainy malt with some hops in the background.

Medium-light mouthfeel.

Not bad. I prefer more of a malty brown ale than this, but the dark lager is fun for a change.

jmbranum, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

blstewart, Nov 19, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

CoryR, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Warfarin, Nov 18, 2011
Session Black Lager from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
84 out of 100 based on 769 ratings.