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Full Sail Session Fest Red Lager



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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Session Fest is a Czech-style strong lager (gotta love the Czechs!) called polotmavé or literally "light dark or semi-dark." Brewed with 2 Row Pale malt, Munich malt, Caramel malt and Wheat malt, and hopped with a blend of Glaciers and Cascades, Session Fest has a medium-to-full body balancing candy caramel and full malt flavors that are underscored by a spicy hoppiness that provides a nice perfume with citrus and pine overtones and a long clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3416) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 14, 2014
11 oz. bottle. Finally get this style tick! It pours an amber color with a small, disappearing off white head. The aroma is toasted. Lightly caramel and nutty. The flavor is a bit sweeter with more dense toasted bread, caramel, background notes of spicy, earthy hops. The finish is bready and lightly sweet. Not a bad beer, kind of like a fuller, sweeter amber ale, only a lager… if that makes sense. Pretty sessionable despite the high ABV. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bricktop86 (581) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Pours hazy red orange with a white head. Aroma is sweet malt and earthy. Taste follows nose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarinEvelyn (581) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Fairly good hoppy and malty blend. Caramel, roastiness. A little bit, dry.finish. decent beer, but just that.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1314) - Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Clear amber with a frothy off-white head. Malty aroma. Caramel. Light bread. Earth. Flavor follows. Bigger light body. Good balance. Mild earthy spicy bitterness. Good ’anytime ’ beer and a GREAT price.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Rating beers is getting boring. This is a typical ’fest’bier, dark amber, off-white head, spotty lace, malty, almost nutty, aroma. Malty and nutty flavor, and a light body. There you have it. I hope someone reads this review, lest I wonder why I wrote it. The key takeaway with this one is the light body, and to enjoy the company of friends with beer instead of being caught up in the ratings.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lhns03 (81) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Aromas are malty sweetness, some caramel, bready, with maybe just a hint of earthy hops. Appearance is clear copper with an off-white, rocky unbalanced head. Flavors are better but still not too exciting malty but with a clean dryish finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
this amber hued beer smells both nutty and lightly spiced. definitely malt driven though some hops shine through as well. not too shabby for 1.25...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle poured into a goblet. Deep copper pour. Very thin head. Aroma is roasty, sweet, caramel, light grassiness. Taste is sweet, caramel, roasted nuts, light spice. A bit too sweet, but everything fades fast enough that it’s not much of a problem...real easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (4066) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Location: 12 oz medicine bottle from jcos, 9/4/14, Thanks for helping me double my Polotmavy ratings bud! This gets me all the way up to two!

Aroma: The aroma is sweet malts and caramel mostly, bready notes, and some spice
Appearance: It pours a nice amber color with a small off-white head and spotty/drippy lace notes
Flavor: The flavor is fairly sweet as well, not bad though, with a light spice balance
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a lively carbonation, and a spicy, tingly finish to it
Overall Impression: This one actually exceeded my expectations. Sure, it is too sweet, but there’s enough spice to provide some balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (4797) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Sample @ RBWG, Asheville. Amber pour with a small head. Toasty caramel malt on the nose. Some cherry meat. Toasted biscuit and trail mix flavor. A bit grassy. Light, moderate carbonation.

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