Man am I feeling lazy. Doug levied the idea of telling you all to “drink this, we’ll see you Monday!” Bbbuuuutttttt we decided that was a silly idea.
SO, you’ve all had Guinness, right? Yes? Awesome. Besides Guinness, there isn’t exactly a ton of options for low ABV dark beer.
(This is where Doug takes over….)
Annie and I were standing in front of the cooler at a local liquor store when we happen to spot this white and blue case of beer with 12 midget bottles in it. I’m not gonna lie, it drew my eye because of the color blue they used. (It’s a really cool gunship gray, blue kind of color)
Turns out this case of beer held a session dark lager with a low ABV. WINNER! We have this week’s Quick Pick!
Welcome to Full Sail Brewing Session Black Lager.
Black Lager is Full Sail’s version of a session dark beer. Good session beers, if you remember, are beers that offer drinkability (low ABV), light flavor profiles, and easy on the palates. You won’t get, big, bold, have to chew it kind of beers, but that’s not to say they can’t have complex flavors.
Full Sail’s Session Black Lager is just that: An easy to drink beer that actually has flavor! Novel concept, I know.
From their website, here is the flavor profile of Session Black Lager:
Short, Dark, and Drinkable and nine time Gold Medal Winner including the 2009 GABF! The second addition to family, Session Black, carries the mantra of drinkability into new territory. Most beers this dark are so heavy-duty, you could eat them with a fork. Session Black, on the other hand, lets you have your dark beer and drink it, too. With just a hint of roasty chocolate character, Session Black is short, dark, and totally drinkable. At long last, a dark beer that doesn’t drink like a meal. ABV 5.4% IBU 18
Annie and I highly recommend this one if you are looking for a beer with a roasted, dark flavor profile but want to put down a few.
Until next time