Session Lager | Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

Session LagerSession Lager
1,177 Ratings
Session LagerSession Lager

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

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

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Ratings: 1,177 |  Reviews: 487
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of chugalug06
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Avery Tulip.

Amazing crystal clarity. Yellow in color with a 1 1/2 finger white full fluff head. Thin viscosity and no lacing. Head dissipates fast too.

Crisp. Mild hops and tons of crystal/munich malt. Grassy and tropical (not in a hop way)

Crisp, clean, refreshing. Heavy carbonation takes away from full lager flavors. Great balance of bitter, sweet, and clean. I could handle a bit more hop in both the nose and flavor.

Refreshing for a warm fall day, but I would like for this brew to be a bit more full flavor and less on the light side of things. Recommended for a hot day.

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Photo of Ryan011235
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a nonic pint glass on 10/21/12

Enjoy by: 11/16/12

Clear, golden straw color. One finger, smooth white head. Rising bubbles delay the dissipation of the head for a few minutes. Tall rings of lace.

Cereal grains have a distinct aroma and act as a backing for mild hop notes of grassy/herbal/earthy variety. Doughy overtones. Hops come across stronger on the palate before the flavor settles up with smooth grains. Just a hint of toastiness. It tastes clean and finishes the same. The body is light but not overly crisp. Carbonation is on the high side of average, but is well-proportioned.

Drinkability is ridiculously high. Why have I waited this long to try it?

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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1/5  rDev -72.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big white head settles to a decent enough lacing above a clear golden colored beer.

Traditional American lager aroma with a light floral hops on a dominate grain malt aroma.

Light grain malt tastes with just a hit of the hops giving some balance and crispness to this light bodied lager.

A light dry aftertaste with just a hint of the grains sticking around for later.

A simple American lager taste that seems to have more too it than most of the more popular light American lagers.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank from an 11 fluid oz. bottle
Enjoy by: 08/09/12
Served in a pint glass

The beer poured a crystal clear, brassy yellow color. A two-finger, bubbly, off-white crop of rocky foam topped the liquid. The head quickly dissipated to a lasting ring.

Dry, powdery notes dominated the aroma initially. Some cereal grains came through as well. There was a slight grassy hop presence. Touch of sulfur.

The flavor profile was quite similar to nose. Crisp, powdery, lager yeast notes came through loud and clear. Some grassy hops appeared in the center. A dry, crackery malt base held everything together. The finish was dry with hints of sulfur. As the beer warmed, semi-sweet fruity notes were detectible.

The mouthfeel was fairly ordinary. Medium bodied with a crisp, bubbly effervescence.

American pale lagers rarely excite me, and this beer was no exception. Although I inadvertently purchased my bottle after its expiration date had passed, I have a hard time believing it was much better when fresh.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Crystal clear, yellow body with a very thin white head. Lots of carbonation...Light, grainy aroma, slightly biscuit-like. White bread. Light, malty taste--slightly toasty. Very light bitterness. Dry, clean finish; light bodied.

I much prefer the dark version of Session, but this beer ain't bad. Light and clean with an unassuming taste. Nicely balanced yet nothing to make it stand-out. But, with regards to its intent and character, a nice little, easy drinking beer to while away an evening...

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Session Lager from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 1,177 ratings
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