Session Lager | Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

Session LagerSession Lager
BA SCORE
3.65/5
1,177 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
Ranking:
#33,764
Reviews:
487
Ratings:
1,177
pDev:
14.25%
Bros Score:
4.03
 
 
Wants:
81
Gots:
218
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,177 |  Reviews: 487
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a clear golden color with a white head. The aroma is full of grain with a little bit of grass from the hops. Smells like a pale lager should smell, only without the harsh notes you sometimes get in the non-craft versions. The flavor is very similar. I get some grain and sweet biscuit malt notes, as well as some grass. No bitterness. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Beelzebier
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: medium slightly hazy yellow, the head dissipates within a few seconds leaving a thin rim of foam around the beer.

Smell: it smells how I would expect most lagers to smell, some mild notes of hops and barley, it smells clean and refreshing without offending the nostrils.

Taste: I was actually surprised by this lager, it has a subtlety sweet taste that is not overpowering. After the sweet taste subsides a standard, yet still appreciated, lager taste takes over.

Mouthfeel: slightly dry without being too dry. The level of carbonation is quite exceptional in this lager.

Overall Impression: I have to say I was impressed by this beer from the first time I tried it about a year or two ago. While the taste is not revolutionary as far as beers go, it is easily one of the most drinkable lagers I have encountered. I would also say I am a fan of the stubby bottles as they make for a more transportable glass bottle brew.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Full Sail Session Premium Lager is an above average American Lager. Should you rush out and get a case, not necessary. But it's a well made drew. The beer looks great in a glas - almost like an IPA. The aroma is typically weak, but nice.

It falls down somewhat on taste, not being anything extraordinary. The same goes for the aftertaste. Overall, it's drinkable, but it is not something I would ever want to buy again.

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3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Iconic stubby bottles. Charming rock, paper, scissors bottlecaps.

Good taste out of the bottle - a healthy grain taste.

No skunkyness to note, especially when compared to adjuncts like Rolling Rock.

Smells subtle.

Clear golden color in a glass. Head lasts for about 30 seconds.

Smell out of the glass is more metallic.

Taste out of the glass is very satisfying. Feel is also milky - carbonation does not overpower.

Excellent price. Can get these for $11.99 at a QFC in Seattle.

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3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Seen this one many times and never took the time to try it. I didn't realize that it was a Full Sail production, at first.

This is a pretty easy drinking lager. A bit hearty with some grain tones on there that push it out of being a lighter beer. But it is still smooth with a good character.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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