Session Lager | Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Oregon, United States
fullsailbrewing.com

Style: American Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
ABV 5.1% IBU 18

Added by mattmaples on 05-17-2005

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#32,799
Reviews:
490
Ratings:
1,194
pDev:
14.29%
 
 
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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EdFed
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ghasting
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ColoradoRich
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Great with a lime

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Photo of EAR
4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of karma_initiative
3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yeldarb92
3.15/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DBosco
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thetisch
3.89/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of daliandragon
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a throwback: a ninety nine cent can, particularly in pricey MoCo. Pours a nice white head above golden but it does not last. Nose is grainy but not great.

Solid butter and biscuit note and goes down super easy. Texture is a little thin and watery but here that might be more feature than bug.

Far tastier then the corporate macrononsense, this is eminently crushable, and well named.

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zaktcc
2.51/5  rDev -31%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of moodenba
3.1/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I bought a half case of Full Sail Session Lager a while ago when it was available in New York State. I found the beer to be fairly unremarkable, but details of my impression have faded. I'm reviewing this to explain the significance of the 11 oz. bottle. Once upon a time the Northwest beers (Lucky, Oly, Heidelberg, Blitz, Rainier) were available in 11 oz returnable stubby bottles. For a brief time after Oregon passed the bottle return bill, designating the stubby as the industry standard, even brands like Pabst and Miller showed up in the stubby. This Session stubby is a nod to history. Does anybody remember the Pennsylvania steinie?

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Photo of ordybill
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance was a clear yellow color with some orange tint. The head was white and medium sized. The aroma is grass and mild hops. The taste is crisp and malt driven

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Photo of matodowd
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheCrowsEye
2.79/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Red_Zeke
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OzmanBey
1.25/5  rDev -65.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of ronjohn
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AfricanPete14
4.01/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Overall a good brew which had a lot of flavor along with a refreshing crisp taste. I drank half in the bottle and half in a glass. It has a good healthy yellow color with a good head. Smelt of good hops with an earthy smell as well. Tasted refreshing with a nice flavor of citrus and piney hops with the same earthy sensation from before. Went down really clean and smooth.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Clear 15.25-oz. pilsner
From: Trader Joe’s in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $0.84
Purchased: Aug. 10, 2017
Consumed: Aug. 15, 2017
Reviewed as: American Pale Lager
Misc.: Canned on July 6, 2017

Picked this up on a recent trip to Trader Joe’s in Mission Valley. Had high hopes going in, despite only having one Full Sail beer before, giving Full Sail Wassail a 3.88. Was in the mood for lagers and pilsners when I purchased this, probably because of the summer season, and hoping this one to finish in the 3.90-to-4.00 range.

Poured a straw-to-pale clear color with two fingers of frothy white head. Lots of bubbles coming up through the center from the bottom of the glass. Average watery lacing. Very good retention. (Sight - 3.50)

Smelled earthy grain, hay, herbal, grass, honey, corn, fresh baked white bread, hints of citrus zest and metallic notes. (Smell - 3.50)

Tasted a lot different than I thought it was going to be. Rather watery, clean and crisp. Also grain, clean barley, wheat grass, light apple, pear, hints of herbal and corn. (Taste - 3.25)

Light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, clean finish. (Feel - 3.25)

This was a good American Pale Lager overall, but nothing I’d want to have again. Well, except for that price of $4.99 a 6-pack. (Overall - 3.50)

3.38 | 77 | B-

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Photo of BrentMcQuirk
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skrumpy
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My barber serves these to customers for free. The remind me of parties and summertime by the river. Pale golden color. Bubbly head with streak lacing. Aroma is herbal, yeast, and biscuit malt. Flavor is grain, yeast, some floral hops. Crisp and refreshing. Slightly bitter aftertaste. A good lager, and decent beer overall.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 1,194 ratings