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RATINGS: 559   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2006
Another beer that is disheartening to see the reviews for. Especially given that most people provide positive comments and then give it about a 2.5.
2005 bottle shared by OldGrowth on 2/25/06. Valiant appearance, large amount of well-retained, very aerated white head clings to the sides, even creating minor lacing, while a brilliantly clear golden-to-light-amber body is full of carbonation. The nose rises up with a challenging amount of hoppiness, grassy and even lightly spicy notes combine with soft honey, perhaps just a touch of appleskins and plenty of lemony notes. The hops are not complex in the nose, but nor does the style dictate that. This is about as hoppy as it gets, though it still remains dry and under control.
Flavor is surprisingly clean, very crisp throughout, with plenty of honey notes from a wonderfully extracted and appropriated pils malt. Dry and bitter hop notes, light grass clippings, hay and even a hint of dry tangerines and light grapefruit. Moderate carbonation, well-to-style, with an actual palate that is ever so faintly doughy. No wateriness whatsoever, and challenging and interesting to the last drop. Very clean flavor, with all malt and hops notes. No alcohol, of course, and a crisp yeast bite on end. Perfect balance. Only thing keeping it in check somewhat, is the mild appleskin note in the aroma. Thanks Tom, I think I found my new session beer, too bad I live in Boston.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (11074) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 1, 2006
So why did Full Sail create this? I’d compare this to Blue Paddle, but Session has a nicer after taste. More sweet than bitter, and light on the hops. Again, put me on the river and I’ll drink this!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - FEB 19, 2006
Bottle. Sweet and malty with a tiny bit of lemon and hops. Light, slightly bitter, refreshing. By far the best lager I’ve had.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jsquire (3468) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2006
Out of a bottle at the 06 Great Alaska Beer and Barley Wine Festival. Pale yellow color with a thin fizzy white head. Sweet nose with whiffs of hairspray. Some lime citrus hop flavors in with an aimless sweetness to it. Not a very interesting beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
yomamaphat (19) - USA - JAN 19, 2006
Seems to be targeted to a young generation (me), not that I know much about marketing. Anyway it goes down very nicely, lots of different flavours, and strong. Not bitter at all, but I kind of like bitterness in these types of beers. I’d have to say overly sweet, and thick feeling is my main complaint. If it was crisp with all that flavour that would be very impressive. Still a fine beverage!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2006
I had no idea this wasmade by Full Sail. This was really good. I was surprised, this has a realyl tasteful and flavorful malt component and really nice little hop bite, but the flavor is just crisp and clean and refreshing and consistent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (3223) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2005
Poured a dark golden yelllow color. Aromas of hops, grains, a tad bitter smelling. Flavors of bitter hops and roast grains. Nice lingering aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
newtrip (54) - USA - DEC 11, 2005
poured with almost no head which disapeered quickly. Light taste, slightly hoppy and sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2005
Bottle. Honey body with a thick foamy lasting head. Nose-very plastic and corny. Taste-very smooth and crisp. Creamy, cream corn, watery apple, slightly wheaty. A very decent lager, but still just a lager. Cheap sweet cardboard aftertaste. Absolutley middle of the road and unoffensive. But, it is also the textbook definition of boring beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2005
Pour is deep golden with a slightly rocky off white head...smell is sweet and skunky with lots of corn...taste is crisp and sweet up front turning a little grainy...nice finish, not too long or short and slightly sweet and malty...this is a great example!!! What a pleasant surprise!


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