Session Lager | Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

1,174 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

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Photo of Jman_01
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of DCon
4.33/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bought a 12-pack of this brew from Fred Meyer’s in Yakima, WA for $14.49. Poured one of the Red Labeled, 11 FLUID OZ. bottles into a 16oz Arcadia IPA Pint Glass. Has ENJOY BY: 09/29/12 - 55 on the side of the label. Will do!

Aroma- Very sweet, malty, and grainy on the nose. Not much corn but more sweetness than any other lager I've rated.

Appearance- Pours a 1 finger head that has average retention. Has the lightest orange/gold colored body with great clarity. Leaves only suds that eventually die on the glass.

Flavor- Very crisp, clean, and sweet all the way through. Floral hops come into the taste mid drink and then turn it over to a light-medium bitterness level while also being dry.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, High Carbonation, Small amount of hops/malt combo and then bites with flavor. Awesome!

Overall Impression- This is without a doubt one of the BEST lagers I've ever enjoyed! While it is refreshing and quite light, the flavor and well-balanced background makes this a sure shot to be one of the best of this style (hence why I gave it a 5/5). Get your hands on some if your in the area!

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Photo of sommersb
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 07-10-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 11 oz. brown bottle, twist-cap
Glassware: Schooner
Purchased: Hotel lobby

Picked this up on a hotel stay in Colorado. First beer I've ever had in an 11 oz. bottle. I do like the unusual bottle shape and marketing of the Session beers.

Pours pale yellow and clear. Head is a couple of fingers high; retention is fair and lacing is good.

Aromas are grainy, with pilsner malts, grassy hops, hay and sweetness.

The taste is a nice balance of light hop bitterness and a light malt sweetness. Nothing heavy or complex here, but the flavors are handled well. Crisp mouthfeel on a light body. Finishes with the same balance between bitter and sweet (but not much of either).

A simple, but enjoyable, well-brewed lager. I think they hit the target for what they wanted to achieve very nicely.

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Photo of MikalMick
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of mconrardy
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of hellraisinT1000
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of ms11781
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Packaged in a stubby, short, red stripe looking bottle. When if first picked it up mistakened it for a central american macro. Pale honey-maize color with a strong macro infused fizz of carbonation. A soapy seashell head is barely strong enough to cover the surface area and quickly dissipates. Lacing, dont count on it.

S: Tinny aroma, dried honey malt, fresh green leafy hops are faint but detectable.

T: Sweet malt, corn, green leafy hopping. Simple lager flavor, not that bad actually. Some pale grains, buttered crossiant and dry wildflowers.

M: has a strong backing of carbonation, syrupy body thickness to it.

O: Overall sweet flavor, grows on you afer awhile. A great intro beer for those macro buddies. Easy drinking pale lager with a small bit of hops your bmc friends should enjoy and not find offensive. Interesting, pretty good fullness of body with a good carbonation factor.

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Photo of throwerbri
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of carteravebrew
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of zbooks
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Brian15
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of fisherbray
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of NODAK
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma has cereal grains on it....some hops...lemongrass. Pretty clean and straightforward, really.

Taste is has quite a strong cereal grain sweetness on the body....definitely the predominant taste right away, then it fades into a strong grain profile that mixes with a sweet creamy note as well. I guess the two words to sum up this beer would be sweet and grainy. that's not necessarily a bad thing, because this is supposed to be an easy drinking lager and that's exactly what it is. So by style, I have to give it high marks. This would be remarkably easy to drink on just about any day, especially hot ones.

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Photo of Bigben0328
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of kkmiller76
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of TheBirdSanc
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of GreatBloomer
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of crobinso
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of grannaniwa
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of Hopswagger
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

P:  Brilliantly clear ,and effervescent, golden body with a thin bubbly 1/2 inch of head that resides to a layer of creamy foam.  

S:  Fruity esters, banana, coriander, tart lemon and a dash of salt.  Earthy grains,white grapes and a touch of floral hop aroma. 

T/M:  Stingy carbonation on a light mouthfeel.  White grapes, grains, dry grass, lemon, slight honey and delicate spices.  Finish is semi dry with timid red delicious apple bitterness. 

O:  A great session beer that delivers great taste and low alcohol so you can pound them away. Really enjoyable in the summer and one of my favorite "garage work" beers. 

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Photo of fuzzcherry
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Maximusmaximus
4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beware! These 11oz stubby bottles go down fast! This all-malt, pre-prohibition style lager will take you back to the roots of brewing in America. It's golden color and crystal clarity combine with a smooth, almost sweet taste that keeps this little beer enticing to the very last sip. The cozy 11oz bottles add a charming, nostalgic character that almost makes up for the missing 12th oz.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: single finger head on a golden and straw colored clear body.

S: subtly sweet with pale malts but overall light on the nose.

T: adjunct lager malts and hop bitterness without the bad aftertaste instead finishes with a semi sweet corn finish and subtle caramel malts.

M:light to medium body and moderate to high carbonation and a semidry finish.

Overall:Too much of the adjunct lager style for my liking but finishes better.

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Session Lager from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
3.67 out of 5 based on 1,174 ratings.
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