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Beer, Cider, & Sake

Full Sail Session Black Premium Dark Lager is worth a try...

deet13 | May 28, 201307:29 PM     13

Over the Memorial Day holiday I picked up a couple of 12 packs of the Full Sail Session Black Premium Dark Lager and the Full Sail Session Premium Lager for general consumption.

Both beers went quickly, but the dark lager was the first one I had to make a restock run for, I had multiple requests.

Full Sail's Session Premium Lager is a nice crisp, light lager with no real faults. That stated, I found nothing truly spectacular about it either. It is exactly what it is, a very solid and drinkable lager.

Now for the fun part, Full Sail's Black Premium Dark Lager.

Full Sail brewed their dark lager in the Czech Tmave style. As such, the beer tends to be a good deal maltier and a touch sweeter in flavor than their regular premium lager (a lot of toffee flavor in it). Also the alcohol content is a bit higher at 5.4% versus a 5% ABV.

The color is deep brown (almost porter-like) and it pours a nice tan head. It has a very smooth and light body for such a dark beer. It went fairly well with most of the burgers and chops I served that day.

I think the only quibble I had about the beer was that it was served in 11oz bottles versus 12oz bottles. Outside of that, it's pretty damned good beer.

Try it out when you get a chance.

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