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Session Lager | Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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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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Photo of StJamesGate
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale gold with trailers of bubbles and steady snow white foam. Grass and soap on the nose with sweet grain.
Crackery malts with more slight grain sweetness and light noble coriander hop bite.
Sweet finish, clean linger. Soft, round, crisp, light.

Sweet and sour malts, enough hops, and good body. Old school. Lives up to the name.

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Photo of JFrankParnell
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of gatorguy
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

This is as straightforward as it gets for a lager, in a good way. Pours a nice gold color with a finger and a half white head that fizzes away and leaves some lacing. Smell is of sweet malts, and light flowery hops. Taste follows the nose, comes in with sweet malts, some breadiness, and finishes slightly bitter thanks to the hops. Also a slight, slight hint of citrus. The big thing about this beer though is it's smoothness and drinkability. This thing goes down super easy, very refreshing. Overall, this is a great example of the pale lager style, and is replacing longboard lager as my go to lager as we speak.

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Photo of mostpoetsdo
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of ohtheguilt
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Stoffel
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Gregwa
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Mosstrooper
4.17/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 11oz bottle into Samuel Adams Noble Pils branded pilsner glass.

Appearance: Clear gold color with a large but thin white head that dissipates quickly and leaves behind a little bit of a ring of lace.

Smell: Sweet grains dominate with a touch of grassiness and mild citrus alongside a hint of other fruit.

Taste: Begins with a light grainy sweetness, finishing with fruits and a bit of grassiness.

Mouthfeel: Light in body with light, pleasant carbonation and a very clean, very refreshing finish.

Overall: Not all lagers are too thin, flavorless, and over-carbonated. This beer proves that. Not necessarily great as a beer, but very good for its style.

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Photo of FrankShirley
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of 4balance
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of cdwil
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of godmare
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Amp
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of rangerred
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of an 11oz stubby bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear gold maybe slightly darker than a BMC beer with a thin fizzy white head. Some light lacing remains after head fades.

The smell is sweet malty grains. Some light lemony notes are also detectable.

The flavor is much like the smell. Light maltiness throughout with a slight sweetness. There is also a bit of grassyness which is nice. Bitterness is present although light with no hop flavor detectable.

This is a nice, balanced beer that is just as its name implies, a session beer. I would drink this on a regular basis if it were available in my area.

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Photo of laxguy13
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of jacobbocce72
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of KuehneBe
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Justin23060
2.68/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A - Golden with a white head that disappeared quickly.

S - Sweet malt.

T - Mild malt slightly fake sweet. Plainly straight forward.

M - Pretty watery. Carb is adequate

O - My hopes were a little higher than they should have been based on their "Pre-Prohibition Lager" description on their web-site. Better than your average adjunct though.

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Photo of trojankeg
3/5  rDev -17.6%

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

A-Pours a light yellow color. Nice smaller head. Head does die down. Spots of lacing.

S-Mixture of light sweetness and light grassy hops. Mellow but attractive.

T-Flavor is tasty too. Grassy and a bit sweet. A bit of bread on the finish. Sips incredibly well. Nice easy-drinking lager taste.

M-Light body with good carbonation. Perfect sessionable mouthfeel.

O/D-This is a solid twelve-pack especially when you want to bring some beers to a party that aren't too intense that most everyone will enjoy. High in drinkability. Simple and downright good.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Paincane
3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear pale gold in color with a thin white head that dissipates fairly quickly and leaves a thin rim of lace. Poured into a pint glass.
S: Grainy,sweet,bready and citrus aromas.
T: Slightly sweet grainy and bready flavors with a hint of citrus.
M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
O: A very drinkable lager with more than the usual flavor of an American lager. A most pleasant beer that I would have again.

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Session Lager from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 1,181 ratings
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