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Session Black Lager by Full Sail Brewing Company

Such a cold day here on the east coast.  It is a good day to watch some NFL playoff action, eat some chips and salsa, and drink some beer.  A beer from the west coast should fit the bill just nicely.

Beer #42 is Session Black by Full Sail Brewing Company.  This is a first for me as I have never had a Schwarzbier.  What is a Schwarzbier you may ask?  Schwarzbier in German means a black beer.  This black beer has an ABV of 5.4% with an IBU of only 18.  It should be an easy drinking beer indeed, hence the Session in the name.

True to its name it poured a dark brown bordering on black.  The tan head was very small.  The nose was almost non-existent until it started to warm up.  When I was able to pick up the aromas, I got a whole lot of barley and grains.  It was a very uninteresting beer in the smell department for sure.  Taste was a bit sweet with some very underwhelming roasted malted barley flavors.  It also had a very slight coffee taste.  Mouthfeel was on the light side, very smooth with little carbonation.  This was super easy to drink.

Would I drink this again?  Probably.  There was really nothing in here that was horrible but nothing really stood out and said “Drink more of me!!!!”.  To me, it was average.

Rating: C

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