Session Lager
Full Sail Brewing Company

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From:
Full Sail Brewing Company
 
Oregon, United States
Style:
Lager - American
Ranked #124
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
82
Ranked #25,696
Avg:
3.64 | pDev: 14.29%
Ratings:
1,226
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 07, 2022
Added:
May 18, 2005
Wants:
  82
Gots:
  238
SCORE
82
Good
Session LagerSession Lager
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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3.38 by MobBarley from Oregon on May 07, 2022
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3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

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
 
3.94 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota on Mar 11, 2022
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3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by odannyob from Colorado

SOLID.

Jan 27, 2022
 
3.5 by heerboth from Pennsylvania on Aug 04, 2021
 
3.52 by bv51 from Washington on Mar 01, 2021
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3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by TheBricenator from Oregon

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
 
3.44 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Apr 25, 2020
 
4.02 by Jbrownie01 from Utah on Mar 18, 2020
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3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Mister_Faucher from Washington

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
 
3.16 by Gregory88 from California on Feb 09, 2020
 
2.78 by markallmon from Tennessee on Jan 10, 2020
 
3.71 by BirdsandHops from Oregon on Jan 03, 2020
 
4.42 by StreetsAreForPeople from New York on Nov 02, 2019
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3.51/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

(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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3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by mngermanshepherd from Minnesota

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
 
3 by adam36 from Illinois on Jul 22, 2019
 
4 by MattSn from Oregon on Jul 14, 2019
 
3.32 by mintzmeet from Washington on Jun 02, 2019
 
3.78 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey on May 11, 2019
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3.13/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5
by Nass from Florida

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
 
3.75 by Kolb from Montana on Apr 29, 2019
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4.42/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by Cthulhusquid from Washington

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
 
3.95 by HopliteMpls612 from Minnesota on Mar 27, 2019
 
4.3 by jguzman718 from New York on Feb 23, 2019
 
3.59 by bankboy66 from New Jersey on Feb 10, 2019
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3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by shantinik from Washington

Hate the bottle. Love everything else about it. Drinkable, but not boring.

Jan 11, 2019
 
3.75 by AnitaBrewski from Massachusetts on Dec 24, 2018
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2.68/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by EmileMercier from New York

Not offensive, not impressive. Meh.

Dec 12, 2018
 
3.48 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee on Dec 04, 2018
 
3.6 by rsteeves97 from Washington on Nov 28, 2018
 
3.44 by TrojanRB from Texas on Nov 03, 2018
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2.93/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by elNopalero from California

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
 
3.5 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Oct 14, 2018
 
3.57 by EdFed from Illinois on Oct 02, 2018
 
3.44 by ghasting from Washington on Sep 20, 2018
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3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by ColoradoRich from Colorado

Great with a lime

Sep 08, 2018
 
4.23 by EAR from Arizona on Aug 30, 2018
 
3.38 by karma_initiative from Oregon on Jul 06, 2018
Session Lager from Full Sail Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 1226 ratings