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

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Session Black LagerSession Black Lager

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

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

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Photo of TheBigBoy
2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of pkalix
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

average beer all the way around, but very easy to drink in "session". nice color, no smell to speak of, no real taste, but an easy going, easy drinking dark lager which is a little easier than its 'lighter' cousin which is only a 5.0%...

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Photo of 1234Jack
4.18/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I think this is the first time I've had this.

First thoughts: "This is a stout." But they call it a dark lager.

Taste out of the bottle is neat, and with that charcoally, espresso feel. These bottles are nice, different, cute almost in their shortness. 11 oz. The bottle caps are charming (rock/paper/scissors, sometimes the scissors are actual scissors, sometimes they're the handsigns).

5.4%, more than the regular Session lager.

For the price I get these ($11.99 a 12), this is a great beer. You have to try to create a head on your pour. Tones of red where light passes through where the beer meets the glass.

Almost no noticeable smell, if any, slight coffee.

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Photo of prisdefer
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a near black, dark ruby brown with a light tan finger width head. Retention is sub-par, leaving behind a spotty, semi-sticky lacing.

Smell - Faint. Roasted malt aromas of sweet chocolate and light coffee, and a slight hint of grassy hop.

Taste - Flavor hints of sweet milk chocolate with a light coffee edge. Light bitterness. Finishes much in the way it starts.

Mouthfeel - Light in body. Carbonation leads to a crisp, respectable bite. Goes down smooth and easy.

Overall - A fine drinking black lager. Nothing great, but it lives up to it's namesake; definitely a Session beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of dwilson01
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11oz into an indian wells brewing pint glass.

Dark coloration, thin light tan head.

Smell is smooth, malt based with little whif of coffee on the end, just a hint though.

the taste is nice it seriously tastes like a black butte porter but smoother with more muted flavors.

Great name on this one because it's smooth and very drinkable.

I dig, got a 12er and you could drink the whole thing in one night for sure if you really wanted to.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Beerevity
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Black or very very dark brown with a white head that is gone before you know it.

S - Roasted malt. Simple and very inviting.

T - Roasted malts with some chocolate on the nose. Not sweet or particularly bitter.

M - Feels very crisp, clean and thin. The carbonation makes the brew dance around your mouth in a glorious fashion.

O - True to it's name this is the near perfect session beer. It's easy not to over-think this one, just drink and enjoy. Probably the best taste-to-price ratio in it's class. I could easily take down a 12 pack over a weekend, and it packs a good buzz, too!

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of nickfl
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured with one finger of light tan foam on top of a black body with amber highlights showing through. The head settles fairly quickly and leaves light lace.

S - A roasty, slightly charred aroma with some caramel in the background.

T - Sweet, brown malt flavors up front. Some burnt caramel in the middle with fruity malt notes. Finishes with light bitterness, a touch of smoky coffee and a hint of dark fruit.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a somewhat sweet finish.

D - The aroma is surprisingly excellent but the flavor profile doesn't quite follow through on this. In addition to being a bit less complex than the nose, it has an unbalanced sweetness that hurts the overall drinkability.

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3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a 12oz. dimpled mug. Light tan head, deep brown almost cola-like color. Sweet malt nose with some dark roastiness backing it. Sweetness giving away to roasted grain then a hint of cocoa. Light refreshing mouthfeel. Gentle carbonation, finishes light and slightly chocolaty. The name says it all, a great session beer..picked up a 12 pack of the stubby bottles and will surely put most of them away by evening's end.

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Session Black Lager from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
3.67 out of 5 based on 918 ratings.
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