Session Lager | Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

BA SCORE
83
good
1,173 Ratings
Session LagerSession Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale 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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,173
Reviews:
485
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
14.17%
 
 
Wants:
81
Gots:
212
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,173 |  Reviews: 485
Photo of Czequershuus
3.67/5  rDev 0%
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 Whiteweasel
4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Drank from a pint glass, poured from the a stubby little 11oz bottle.

A: An aggressive pour yields a moderate head with large bubbles. Really not a thick, protein-y beer with foamy head and lacing, which matches the norm for the style. What head does remain after a quick dissipation is frothy and concentrated. The body itself is golden yellow and crystal clear.

S: Crisp clear grassy malt, actually smells like freshly ground barley if you were smelling it in your hand. Mild, lemony hop, which doesn't overwhelm and rather matches the crisp cleanness of the lager style.

T: Surprisingly estery with a splash of meyer lemon. The yeast is oddly prominent, which is very unexpected for a top fermenter, but a tasty surprise. The body is clean and pure, like straight grain. A hint of toastiness, but somehow none of the metallic "sourness" that often pervades even some nicer lagers. A bit of caramel as it warms up. Very well balanced.

M: Crisp and clean mouthfeel with no real coppery aftertaste. Surprisingly a little thick in the mouth, which leads to a syrupy finish. Leaves somewhat of a mildly citrusy, mediocre effect later on.

Overall: Surprisingly good lager. Balanced, crisp, refreshing, and uniquely complex. Very enjoyable, though not something to necessarily seek out unless a lager fan.

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Photo of karlt
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cshaffer
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of B_B
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of J_T_Arlington
3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Pretty non-impactful. Looks like beer. Smells like beer. Feels like beer. The taste is just a little more complex than Bud Light, with grassy-type hops. I wouldn't mind more of this, but I wouldn't seek it out.

It is what it says it is: a session beer. It didn't set out to be a world-changer or even to push the boundaries. That is why I rate it overall much higher than the individual characteristics.

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Photo of daem3384
3.44/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CJanders
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not too dry, but i'd prefer it with a lower alcohol content. This style of beer is a little better in the area of 4%.

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Photo of GeoJ
4.85/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Holy Nostalgia Batman!

After seeing this this beer on the shelves for a long time, and dismissing it as possible crap just because 1) It's a lager, (I'm an IPA guy, dude ...) . 2) The bottle 3) I'm a dope.

Stuck one in my mix-a -six as a lark from the local grocery. Drank it straight from the bottle ... and ...

Holy hell... I'm transported back to the halcyon days of really good (if not great) American lagers. Maybe it's the bottle, but old-school Schmidts comes to mind immediately.

An honest, refreshing, tasty lager without the adjunct bullshite you get from the beers that are now shadows of their former selves.

This beer has single handedly restored my faith in and enjoyment of lagers. I just want to grab a six-pack and some pretzels, kick back and watch the ball game ...

Awesome. Real. Beer.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TrueOregonian
3.05/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Well it's better than most lagers at 5%

Not my kind of beer as I'm more of an ipa guy but I wouldn't turn it down If I was offered it.

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Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ControlVolume
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mild oat taste, halfway between red stripe and asahi

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Photo of AGoodStout
2.98/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Beerasaurus
4.36/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Joecbus
3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AD17
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks like usual BMC colored lager, yellow, white head 1/2". Aroma hit those midwest farmland corn and grain vibes.

Taste had a very mild hop amount to it, light, super light toasted pale malt body. Carbonation is all jacked up like Budweiser levels. Nothing bad, nothing good going on here. Cheap, available for less than $1 a bottle. Decent filler and palate cleansing going on here.

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Photo of logicalparadox
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrMullet
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear light yellow.
Smell is slightly sweet, grassy and malty.
Taste is malty and smooth. There's a faint citrus and a light bitter finish.

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Photo of vheissu15
3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OldSmaug
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DonnieHops
4.18/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Just a great quaffable lager that has the slightest sweet finish.... Not reinventing the wheel here, but a simple beer that does ordinary things very well. Cool bottle, fun game on cap, and cheaper than even Crudweiser at my supermarket.... What's not to like?

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Photo of Brandon632
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ernamew
3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Session Lager from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
3.67 out of 5 based on 1,173 ratings.
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