Full Review

Full Sail Brewing Co.

Full Sail Brewing Co.
Sesión Cerveza Mexican Style Lager

Category: Adjunct Lager

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Full Sail Brewing Co.
Sesión Cerveza Mexican Style Lager

Category: Adjunct Lager

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.5%
Yellow color. Aromas and flavors of corn bread, lemon-poppyseed muffin, and asparagus tips with a velvety, effervescent, light body and a smooth, appealing, medium-length finish with notes of endive and soufflé finish. A crisp and refreshing adjunct lager with a sturdy bitter backbone.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: corn bread, lemon-poppyseed muffin, and asparagus tips
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of endive and soufflé
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Cheeseburger, Steak Fajitas, Brie
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp and refreshing adjunct lager with a sturdy bitter backbone.

The Producer

Full Sail Brewing Co.

The Producer
506 Columbia St
Hood River, OR 97031
USA
1 541-386-2281

Adjunct Lager

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Adjunct lagers, arguably the world's most popular beer style based on production volume, is a variation of the pale lager or pilsner styles where corn, rice, or other non-barley grains are added to the mash bill. This style was popularized after Prohibition and generally thought to have been the result of cost saving and rationing measures by lager breweries during World War 2. After the war, tastes apparently changed and the style persisted; it's sometimes referred to as 'macro' lager.

Adjunct lagers are generally light-bodied with a light hop impression and a clean, crisp malt character. Quality, from a flavor point of view, is very variable within this style and many cheaper examples use a higher proportion of non-malt additives. Alcohol content is typically between 3.5-5% ABV, with the upper end of the range being preferable if one is to get a true lager mouthfeel.

There are numerous examples from all countries around the world including: Budweiser, Miller High Life, Modelo, Tsingtao, Quilmes, and even some craft examples using the monikers of 'Classic American' and 'Mexican Lager' like Capitol Brewery's Capitol 1900.