Full Review

Full Sail Brewing Co.

Full Sail Brewing Co.
Session Black Lager

Category: Munich Helles

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.4%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Full Sail Brewing Co.
Session Black Lager

Category: Munich Helles

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.4%
Dusty walnut color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate nuts and dried orange peel and chocolate muffin with a supple, bright, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length dark chocolate mousse, banana nut bread, grass, and hint of pepper finish. A nicely balanced dark lager with creamy chocolatey flavors.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Crisp & Light & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: chocolate nuts and dried orange peel and chocolate muffin
Taste Flavor: dark chocolate mousse, banana nut bread, grass, and hint of pepper
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Mole Enchiladas, Chicken Fried Steak, Goat Cheese
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nicely balanced dark lager with creamy chocolatey flavors.

The Producer

Full Sail Brewing Co.

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

Munich Helles

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Serve in a Pilsner Glass
Munich helles lagers are pale to golden in color and range in alcohol from 4.5-5.5%. These beers traditionally malt-accented with subtle hop character. They are generally weightier than standard pale lagers though less substantial than dortmunder export styles. The finest examples still come from the brewing center of Munich and are relatively easy to find in major US markets. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Full Sail LTD 03, Hofbräu Original Lager and Paulaner Original Munich Premium Lager.