Session Lager
Full Sail Brewing Company

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Full Sail Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
American Lager
Ranked #136
Ranked #26,021
3.64 | pDev: 14.29%
May 07, 2022
May 18, 2005
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Notes: The original Session that started it all is a classic, all-malt lager that’s crisp, smooth, and refreshing. Winner of multiple gold medals at the top national and international competitions, Session Premium Lager is a beer that truly crosses boundaries, from blue collar to white, red state to blue, cocktail bar to bar-be-que.
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Rated: 3.38 by MobBarley from Oregon

May 07, 2022
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
crazy ive never written about this one before, certainly drank my share. its not bad for the price, better than a lot of the macro stuff in this space, a little full bodied by some standards maybe, and certainly not completely dry, but compare to like a coors banquet or something, its in that range, maybe corn based with a little grainy sweetness in the center, no flavor hardly at all from the lager yeast either, but i dont really miss it. it almost is more about rate of consumption than enjoyment, especially when its good and frosty, each sip just wets the whistle and goes away fast enough, thirst quenching without being boring or bland. no much happening on the hop side, but it does have an almost mexican lager vibe, that yeast maybe or some noble hop in the background, simple beer really, but pretty solidly done. not going to change the world, but after hockey in the locker room with the boys, this is a pretty easy one to ease the pain. unexciting but not half bad either, although i definitely prefer some of the other beers in this line...
Mar 21, 2022
Rated: 3.94 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

Mar 11, 2022
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Rated by odannyob from Colorado

3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Jan 27, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by heerboth from Pennsylvania

Aug 04, 2021
Rated: 3.52 by bv51 from Washington

Mar 01, 2021
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Reviewed by TheBricenator from Oregon

3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Look: Semi-clear deep yellow in color with a good head quickly forming and retreating just as fast
Aroma: Freshly baked bread, malted barley, some damp straw, and more grainy notes
Taste: Follows nose well but more pronounced. Lots of malt/grain notes through and through and honestly, though I know they are there, the hops are squarely in the background and only felt in the lack of any unbalanced malt sweetness
Mouthfeel: Solid. Medium carbonation, full-bodied, not at all thin or watery, and very crisp and clean on the finish
Overall: A tasty no-nonsense American lager here. This has been a warm weather or sessionable beer for me for over a decade and honestly, I usually don’t have a fresh palate when cracking one open so very interesting that to me, this is very malt-forward. Well priced, easy to find, and tasty – can’t beat it
Aug 28, 2020
Rated: 3.44 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Apr 25, 2020
Rated: 4.02 by Jbrownie01 from Utah

Mar 18, 2020
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Reviewed by Mister_Faucher from Washington

3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A regular offering at summer bbqs up here in the PacNW.

If poured in to a glass, honey colored, modest off-white head, light lacing. Active carbonation as it sits.

Smell is grainy/bready malts, light fruity notes and a bit of grassy hops.

Taste is much of the same, really light though.

Watery and pretty crisp, carbonation is on the heavier end.

Not bad, not great. If you opt not to have this you're not missing out on anything. Fairly priced though.
Feb 28, 2020
Rated: 3.16 by Gregory88 from California

Feb 09, 2020
Rated: 2.78 by markallmon from Tennessee

Jan 10, 2020
Rated: 3.71 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Jan 03, 2020
Rated: 4.42 by StreetsAreForPeople from New York

Nov 02, 2019
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.51/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
(12 oz bottle, packaged 07/09/19; purchased single off shelf... poured into 14 oz mug)

L: polished-clear, pale yellow-amber liquid; tall head on pour, breaks down quick... lousy, spitty collar left for a sec; bubbles all but disappear after a bit

S: pale malt with a kiss of toasty caramel-y grain; subtle essence of floral, soapy hop fragrance; overall intensity low-moderate

T: bit more semi-sweetish, burly maltiness on the palate compared to degree suggested in aroma; golden bread roll crust aftertaste, along with a very subtle spicy-grassy hop bitterness; semi-dry finish... it actually creeps into malt liquor territory, with the wheat giving it that extra little doughy umph missing from an adjunct brew

F: bit of a slow plush roll to its flow; delicate back-end sizzle, latent gas... faint sense of residual viscosity preventing this from feeling thin

O: maybe only had this once or twice almost a decade ago; was surprised to still see it around here in NJ... all branding - not bad, not great... no need to put this in a glass, tailor-made for bottle (or can) swillin' (1540)
Oct 04, 2019
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Reviewed by mngermanshepherd from Minnesota

3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a golden colour with a thick head that dissolves into the beer within a minute.

Taste is definitely malt forward, some carbonation, no discernible hops.

Bottle says "Pkg 9/13/18", so not sure if the age has anything to do with it.
Jul 27, 2019
Rated: 3 by adam36 from Illinois

Jul 22, 2019
Rated: 4 by MattSn from Oregon

Jul 14, 2019
Rated: 3.32 by mintzmeet from Washington

Jun 02, 2019
Rated: 3.78 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey

May 11, 2019
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Reviewed by Nass from Florida

3.13/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5
There is a canned on date on the bottom of the can which let's me know that the beer is very old. It pours dark yellow with very little carbonation. The aroma is sort of yucky, not very appealing on the nose. The taste is a little better with some bready malts, slight cracker, slight hop flavor, very malty & it tastes sort of like Kirin Ichiban which is another all malt lager. Cheers! B-
May 10, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Kolb from Montana

Apr 29, 2019
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Reviewed by Cthulhusquid from Washington

4.42/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Look : One finger white head, yellow body.

Smell : See below.

Taste : grains, pilsner malts, mild noble hops.

Feel : Medium body and carbonation, balanced upfront and finish.
Apr 13, 2019
Rated: 3.95 by HopliteMpls612 from Minnesota

Mar 27, 2019
Rated: 4.3 by jguzman718 from New York

Feb 23, 2019
Rated: 3.59 by bankboy66 from New Jersey

Feb 10, 2019
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Rated by shantinik from Washington

3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hate the bottle. Love everything else about it. Drinkable, but not boring.
Jan 11, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by AnitaBrewski from Massachusetts

Dec 24, 2018
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Rated by EmileMercier from New York

2.68/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Not offensive, not impressive. Meh.
Dec 12, 2018
Rated: 3.48 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Dec 04, 2018
Rated: 3.6 by rsteeves97 from Washington

Nov 28, 2018
Rated: 3.44 by TrojanRB from Texas

Nov 03, 2018
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Reviewed by elNopalero from California

2.93/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Found this in a can so I took the plunge. I can feel tomorrow's headache with every sip. Corn, grain, sweetish finish. Surprised by how fresh it is--canned less than two weeks ago--but I don't think it made much of a difference.
Oct 25, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Oct 14, 2018
Rated: 3.57 by EdFed from Illinois

Oct 02, 2018
Rated: 3.44 by ghasting from Washington

Sep 20, 2018
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Rated by ColoradoRich from Colorado

3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Great with a lime
Sep 08, 2018
Rated: 4.23 by EAR from Arizona

Aug 30, 2018
Rated: 3.38 by karma_initiative from Oregon

Jul 06, 2018
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