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Session Lager | Full Sail Brewing Company

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Session LagerSession Lager

Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: American Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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Ratings: 1,202 |  Reviews: 490
Reviews by Canada_Dan:
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3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11 oz brown twist off stubby ... why 11oz? Reminds me of a Red Strip bottle.

A- Crystal clear pale golden yellow with three fingers of white head that dissipates to a thin lace.

S- Clean grass grain in the nose mild herbal hop as well.

T- Very clean palate with a powdery, floury malt character. Soft oily hop is modest and a light yet balancing bitterness. Suggestions of white grape skin, mildly hay-like.

M- Excellent rolling crispness, just enough body in a semi-dry beer.

D- Not surprising that this is very drinkable ... the name says it all.

Plain but perhaps the best basic lager I have had in a long time. Shame this is not in MA cause I'd buy it by the case.

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Photo of GabeBoise
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Tasty, refreshingly hopped pale lager. I love that this lager is commonly available and well priced. I knocked a few points off for the 11 oz bottle, which I think is a cheesy move.

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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 mmmbeer89
4.38/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

one of my favorite beers and my favorite ''full sail session'' (you can't go wrong with any of them, especially with the cheap price of $9.99 a 12-pack)

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Photo of Brad007
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a decent pale gold color with a two-finger head that is quick to fade, leaving little to discern on that.

Sweet, bready malt greets the nose with perhaps a slight resemblance to an adjunct lager.

Taste is comprised of sweet, bland malt with only a touch of crispness. A bit too much like an adjunct lager to me. Not bad, just unremarkable.

Lingering sweet malt caresses the taste buds at the back. Not much else. Clean finish.

A tasty session lager that should work for the most part. I was expecting less of a sweet taste and a bit more bitterness. Still worth a try!

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Photo of pmlondrigan
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Awesome bottle! Pils clear gold, loose white head. Fades pretty fast to just about nothing. Smells like a session lager, not much hops, grainy cereal smell. Tastes like a nice light bodied beer, cereal, light malt, not much if any hop presence. I was really hoping for just a bit more bite. With kind of low carb and probably a pretty basic grain bill mouthfeel is just ok. I could however drink thirty of these bad boys, tasty for a session and damn I love that bottle.

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

Photo of Czequershuus
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a very clear pale gold with a large head. The aroma if of light crackery malts, bready sweetnesss, with some grass earthy hop notes also present. The flavor leads with semi-sweet wholegrain cracker flavors, with a little bitter and astringent pop from the hops The mouthfeel is medium bodied with gentle fizzy, creaminess. Overall this is a solid beer - balanced and tasty. There is nothing really special here, but it is not trying to be.

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Photo of gford217
2.85/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a pale golden amber with a very short-lived white head that receded to nothing immediately and left no lacing.

The aroma is mainly pale malts and toasted grains, definitely some corn in the there. There are hints of light fruits but not much.

The taste is very sweet for a lager, with sweet malts and maybe some fruits. There is a slightly herbal finish.

The mouthfeel seems a bit syrupy for the style and slightly sticky.

I have to be honest - this one was not one that I'll be tasting again. It's a bit too sweet for the style and not that drinkable. Maybe a bad bottle, or maybe just not me cup of tea (or beer).

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

Reviewed at 45 degrees poured into a glass.
Bright, golden, effervescent look.
Mild smelling. I detect a faint smell of pine.
Mild tasting. The taste builds sip after sip. Nice and clean with no bitter after taste.
These go down very easily. This is a top notch lager, especially for the dollar.

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of tylerstravis
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Photo of kylefurlong
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of BrewBros
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Genx
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of hdog09
5/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is hands down the best lager made in the U.S. Golden in color and has a nice head, smells delicious and the taste s unmatched compared to other lagers. Great design on the bottles and easily one of the most economic beer out there. Thumbs up to Full Sail Brewing out in Oregon, great prices and great beer.

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Photo of Ispeakforthetrees
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of gatornation
3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bought a single it poured a clear golden yellow with allright lacing and head..it smelled of malts first and some biscuit some hops..the taste was thin it was predominately malts followed by a thin toast and grass with faint hops..this is a thin lager and a lawnmower brew at best..low abv makes it easy to drink

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Photo of DSlim71
4/5  rDev +9.9%

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

Photo of coopdog1000
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Session Lager from Full Sail Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 1,202 ratings