ajnepple (568) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11 oz bottle. Pours a pale golden color and clear with a nice a white head and thin lacing. The aroma is grains and hops, somewhat herbal and grassy. Light body, clean and crisp with average carbonation. Light malts, light hops, a little dry and easy to drink. Not bad for a "premium lager".
kramer (3909) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle Pours a clear yellow god body with a very small and short lived fizzy white head that completely vanished. The nose is rather Euro-lager like, light dry pils malt with a slight hop note, thatís a touch sulphury. The flavor is a bit too sweet for my tastes though. Itís almost sugary sweet when it hits the tongue. It does dry out a bit on the finish with a doughy malt note. Just a light hop bitterness on the late finish. Light bodied with prickly fizzy carbonation. This one isnít my kinda thing.
marcus (5098) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours clear blonde with a foamy white head and a floral aroma. There is a light pale malt flavor with slight hop bitterness.
drinkdallas (6) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2013 does not count
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Typical lager in appearance, quite refreshing, is what it is and works on a hot day
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lhns03 (11) - - JUN 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours with a thin, white head. Very active bubbles in the glass. Light golden, straw in color. Taste is crisp and refreshing. The nose is a bit dank, smelling of lager type yeast.
alobar (2337) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours urine yellow with no head. Highly carbonated with an aroma of grain with a hint of lemon. Lemon flavor with grain and grass. Nothing spectacular.
Chad9976 (907) - Albany, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I poured an 11oz bottle into a lager glass. It had an "enjoy by" date of 8/4/13. It cost $2.15 ($0.20 per ounce).
Appearance: Bright gold color, transparent body with plenty of carbonation visible. Forms a small, white, soapy head which mostly dissipates and leaves trace lacing.
Smell: A surprisingly strong generic lager scent. Nothing off-putting, nothing appealing.
Taste: It cracks me up when craft breweries make standard pale lagers that arenít any better the macro adjunct variety. Iím not sure I understand the point. Full Sail Session Premium Lager is a good example as itís an all-malt brew, which is fine, but isnít genuinely enjoyable.
If youíve had any all-malt American pale lager youíre already familiar with the palette to this one. The taste is mild, bordering on bland. Pale light malt flavor is present from beginning to end. I was hoping for some sweetness and/or some noticeable hop presence, but neither is to be found here. Thatís a shame because this beer could be tweaked easily to make it stand out from the crowd. Thankfully thereís no off-flavors or other flaws, but Iím not going to rate it highly just because itís "craft."
Drinkability: Given the name of this beer you go into it with an expectation. While Full Sail Session Premium Lager is highly drinkable with its light body, crisp mouthfeel, and smooth finish, I wouldnít consider it particularly sessionable. It needs to be more than just tolerable tasting, for starters. Also, at 5.1% ABV itís a bit bigger than what is classically defined as a "session beer" (4% ABV in the UK, 4.5% ABV in the USA).
FROTHINGSLOSH (4035) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright golden color with a medium sized foamy yellow-white head that left good lacing. The aroma was yeasty, citric acid and a touch of perfume, The flavor was very yeasty and bready with notes of citrus and perfume. Long yeasty, bready and perfumey finish. Medium body. Pretty good for what it is.
beerscout (274) - New Windsor, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear pale golden color with thin, but long lasting white foamy head. Pilsner glass had something to do with that maybe. Nose was grass and wheat, sweet and crisp. Flavor was basic, sweet wheat, and malty corn and vanilla wafer. Slight bitterness up front and some hops as well which surprised me, but dropped out quickly to malts. Light, crisp, and bubbly, but not too bitter. Its an extra pale ale/lager, not a premium. Its not as good as Steel Rail, but its the closest Iíve found yet.
matthewjk (744) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2013
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Damn I feel like an idiot picking up a sixer of this thing at premium craft prices! I thought this was going to contain--you know--flavor. I was wrong. What a damn rip. Should have picked up a few Fostersí oil can instead and saved mass money.
hockey9930 (33) - - MAY 2, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light yellow, like apple juice, and very bubbly, but you have to pour fairly aggressively to get a decent sized head. Weak aroma of hay and some citrus, lemony. Taste is also a little lemony with some wheat and cloves. The flavor is light but doesnít taste too watery like some lagers. Palate is thin and bubbly. Iím usually not a fan of light lagers but this beer scores big points on value. I managed to pick it up for $4 a six pack and if I can continue to get it at that price it might be my new go-to cheap beer in place of pbr.