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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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown with a slight cream colored head. No retention nor lace.

Light cocoa and coffee aromas, some sweet roasted malt.

This is a pure malt brew. Very easy to drink. Dark roasted malt, a little cocoa and coffee up front with little bit of sweetness. This turns to a slight sour edge, and then dries out to light bitterness. A little bit of a mineral note as well.

Lighter bodied, lightly carbonated.

I'm ok with this one, but the only reason I'd session it is because I had to buy a 12 pack to try it. The stubby packaging is cool, but the beer is very average, and sub-average for the style (in comparison to german versions). It is ok, and I'll kill the rest no problem, but won't buy again.

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3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I love the old school grenade bottles. So stout and drinkable. The fact that this is schwarzbier helps as well; I think it is a generally under appreciated style. This one pours a dark brown with creamy beige head and decent lacing. Nose is light roasted malt but not as strong or chocolate oriented as I would have expected.

Taste is creamy and rich with ample coffee and toasted notes. The balance is a little better than expected, especially in the aftertaste, although it is far from hoppy. The finish is cleaned than you would think although the texture could stand less carbonation. This is a solid, drinkable dark lager, I could definitely see sessioning this with ease, so to speak.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of jmbranum
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty dark brown clear liquid with an off-white head.

Minimal aroma.

Flavor is nice and toasty. Lots of grainy malt with some hops in the background.

Medium-light mouthfeel.

Not bad. I prefer more of a malty brown ale than this, but the dark lager is fun for a change.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Chico1985
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From a recent mix-a-six. I was intrigued by the cool little bottle, and "Session Black" is a good beer name.

Color is not black, more of a very dark red which is most noticeable when held to the light. Beige head retains well at about a half finger.

Dark chocolate and caramel dominate the scent, some roasted grain, good.

Taste mostly follows the nose, a bit weaker maybe. About even amounts of chocolate and caramel, with some grain, toast and oats. Some earthy hops.

Mouthfeel has some stinging going on, not sure if it's the carbonation or what, doesn't fit well though. Kinda thin and tinny.

Other than the mouthfeel, nice beer, schwarzbier is kind of an underrated style. I do prefer Sam Adams Black Lager to this, but I wouldn't mind sessioning this one sometime.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Session Black Lager from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
3.67 out of 5 based on 915 ratings.
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