Session Black Lager | Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

Session Black LagerSession Black Lager
BA SCORE
51.5%
Liked This Beer
3.68 w/ 918 ratings
Session Black LagerSession Black Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
ABV 5.4% IBU 18

Added by msubulldog25 on 06-27-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,195
Reviews:
370
Ratings:
918
Liked:
473
Avg:
3.68/5
pDev:
12.77%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
123
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 918 |  Reviews: 370
Photo of wahnee86
3.35/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Smells like "beer" in that alcoholic way, but taste doesn't match up. Lighter mouth feel with slight fizz, followed by roasted tones. An easy to enjoy beer, but nothing that makes you want to quickly reach dove that second one.

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Photo of Skabiski
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Iyago82
4.66/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great for dark beer newbies. Good recommendation for a wife whose willing to explore the dark side...

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Photo of logicalparadox
3.2/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Herze
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lagerquestrian
3.23/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.05/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Edgarallenpoor
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of breardon1776
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A good beer for the style. Get some roasted malts and coffee flavor. Nice shimmering dark brown color. A good beer. I'll drink occasionally just to get away from IPAs for a while.
Would go well with steak, bratwurst, and football.

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

Photo of beerrat
4.88/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of MammothTarantula
3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Libeertarian
3.41/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dark brownish red, lighter than most other Schwarzbier's I've had. Very clear, topped with moderate-retention, fluffy, golden-brown head. First smell to hit me was, in fact, alcohol. At first this surprised me, but then I recalled how light it was in color, body, and presumably grain bill, and then noticed how quickly this aroma left. After that, we have licorice, toffee, and general roastiness. On the palate, roast meat, licorice or similar herbs, bread, long-lasting metallic notes, light smoke, unfortunately minimal molasses and toffee. A lot here, but not enough of what I prefer (brown sugar, dark fruit, cocoa, coffee), too much of what I don't (never have been fond of licorice). Also, these flavors really don't interact well with the mouthfeel. Light-bodied, fizzes up quickly, giving it a decent gulpable quality, if nothing else. On the thinner side of this style, but honestly not unbearably so.

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Photo of johnnyd10vt
4.34/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Really nice. Didn't taste like a lager to me (which is a good thing in my book).

Slightly darker than a good British brown, but not as black as a Porter. The smell and taste are pure malt. Super sweet, but with enough hops to balance the sweetness out. Really, really nice!

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Photo of MGibbons
3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The roasty flavor greets the front of your palate but doesn't stick with you. The body is light with mild effervescence. Overall this is a nice, drinkable black lager that still seems just a bit underwhelming.

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Photo of tt_andy
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

not too bad but nothing real special
It was given to me to try by a neighbor
I'll have to get another to try again

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Photo of Alexrdvz
4.09/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Longchamp
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of uccle81
3.35/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of MtOrion
3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of andyjeigh
4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MatthewWalters
3.27/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Session Black Lager from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Beer rating: 51.5% out of 100 with 918 ratings
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