Friday, August 21, 2009

Session Black

Sometimes you just need a beer to drink. Not sip, not sit around contemplating all the nuances, not an alcohol bomb, or hop bomb or malt bomb. A beer, simple, but good. That's what this beer is. A few years back Full Sail brewing debuted Session, packaged in stubbies it was a rather delicious session beer (hmm wonder how they came up with the name). Now they have debuted a black version of the popular Session. For the record I don't county anything that weighs in at 5.4% a true session beer, those really need to be in the 4.0 - 4.5% range.
The beer: This one pours a deep dark brown with a thick slightly off white head. The nose is rich and malty caramelly, bready. The mouthfeel is light and crisp. Notes of malt, caramel, bready, a bit of coffee. Head retention is pretty weak and not long into drinking its gone altogether. On the positive side this leaves a creamy smooth beer behind. Easy drinking, smooth, with some rather pleasant roasted malt notes. A good solid if not quite session beer. It gets a B from me. Here's what the folks at BA think.

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