Beer Review: FULL SAIL SESSION FEST

Beer Review: FULL SAIL SESSION FEST

From the brewing wizards at Full Sail comes a festive creation, the Full Sail Session Fest. Promising holiday vibes, this Vienna Lager flaunts a rich red hue, embodying a full-bodied allure. The decision to crown it with a bright white head and wrap it in a green label is apparently a nod to the holiday spirit, setting the stage for a beer ready to be the life of the party.

Appearance:

Pouring into the glass, this 11 oz. stubby brew reveals a clear dark amber liquid, adorned with a disappointingly thin head.

Aroma:

The olfactory journey introduces a melody of scents, featuring caramel malt sweetness and notes of fresh grassy hops. It’s a promising prelude to what lies ahead.

Taste:

As the nectar touches the palate, toasted sweet caramel malt takes the lead, accompanied by a modest hop spicy bitterness. There’s even a hint of light bread crust, contributing to a flavor profile that attempts to balance sweetness and bitterness.

Mouthfeel:

Navigating the realm of mouthfeel, the Full Sail Session Fest presents itself as a medium-bodied contender with bubbles that offer a prickly sensation, creating an engaging texture.

Overall:

Despite being labeled a “session” beer, this creation proves to be a bit bolder with its 6.2% abv. It’s lighter than the Wassail Ale but dances on the edge of what one might expect from a session beer. Surprisingly, it manages to maintain a super drinkable quality. If you find yourself tasked with bringing a 12-pack to a gathering, the Full Sail Session Fest could be an interesting choice. The miniature bottles also serve as excellent conversation starters, making this brew a potential star at any party.