Session Premium Lager

Session Premium LagerFor some reason I had never had Full Sail’s Session Premium Lager until recently. It’s a pre-Prohibition style American lager, 5.1% alcohol, and comes in 11 ounce stubbies… a novelty these days. Easy drinking, the stubby is fun… you can’t go wrong!

Appearance: Nice honey golden color. Very clear. Thin white head.

Smell: Smells like beer—clean, a hint of sour, mild hops. Otherwise, generic; kind of a "fundamental" (prototypical?) beer aroma.

Taste: Plain lagery, a touch of corn (sweet), grassy hops, nice and crisp.

Mouthfeel: Light, cidery, has a bit of a bite. Very clean.

Overall: It’s really good for what it represents. I think I might start keeping this around for a general beer for when I have nothing else handy. (And it sure beats the American macros for this!)

On BeerAdvocate, it scores 84 out of 100, with 93% approval. On RateBeer it scores 2.9 out of 5 and is only in their 36th percentile.

3 Responses to Session Premium Lager

  1. Kyle says:

    That looks great and your right, for summer it sounds perfect.
    I went to their website, but I couldn’t find where available/distributor information, do you happen to know?

  2. Jon says:

    Well, I found it at the local grocery store, and I’ve only ever seen it sold by the half-case. I don’t know about their distribution, though, I suppose one would have to contact Full Sail directly for that.

  3. Jeff says:

    The thing that I’d add is the hopping is distinct and fairly strongly reminiscent of ale hopping. I definitely drink this often during the summer, and along with Pacifico, is the only readily-available light lager I enjoy.