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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Pours an amber red with very little off white head. Aroma is bready with some very mild spice that hides in the background. The flavor has light caramel hints and more bready qualities.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theothermatt (285) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2013
11oz stub bottle. Drank right out of the bottle. Spicy hippiness, rich with lots of caramel malt filling in the balance. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NachlamSie (3062) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2013
12 pack from that small liquor store down the road. pours bright red, see-through with a tall white head. Aroma is sweet, caramelly, a little corny with small nips of hops. The palate is fairly light. Sweet malts make up the flavor with modest nips of hops. I’d like the cascades up to come out more. The finish is quick and bready. Things get a little sticky after a few sips. It’s pretty clean. A no frills, no flaws lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Back to all styles rated. Lol. Light amber pour, white head. Malty aroma with a hint of crackers and hops. Sweet malty flavor up front, lager flavors, pale hops. Refreshing and pretty easy to drink but nothing spectacular.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcnielsen (2771) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours a yellow color with white head. Caramel, malty, earthy flavors. Pretty straight forward lager, nothing exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle from Superior Liquor @ AirBNB Palace. Amber pour with a tall khaki head. Nose is toast, nuts, and grassy, herbal hops. Some fruity, apple esters. Flavors of toast, nuts, and bread. A bit of caramel, toffee, and herbal hops. Fairly sweet, light bitterness. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - SEP 27, 2013
11oz bottle. Pours a clear, amber color with a small, brief, white head. Smells of toasted, caramel and nuts backed by a note of spicy hops. Taste is toasted, grainy bread with sweet, sugary caramel. Some nuttiness. Zesty, spicy hops with ample bitterness to balance things out. Drying, malty on the back end with a lingering spiciness. Medium-light body with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Pours a rich copper color with a nice foamy beige head and moderate lacing. Nose of roasted caramel malts and citurs. Medium body. Smooth mouth feel. Flavor is mostly malts but there are citrus and floral hops there, and some spice. Drinks easily. God. . Aroma of cooked caramel with a little pepper. Near med body. Flavor i

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5685) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 30, 2013
So I can finally tick Polotmavy off of my style list. Our long national nightmare is over! Reddish copper, thick but fragile head. Winey, caramel aroma. Taste is a bit heavier on the caramel than I was expecting. Hints of bourbon and vanilla, too. Winey finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 28, 2013
THOUGHTS: Decent. Not really Christmasy. Rather flavorful. A little strong in the ABV department for something calling itself, "session." Maybe that’s why it’s only 11 oz. Got a little cloying by the end. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, light amber or copper with an average, slightly off-white head that mostly diminished and left good lacing. The aroma had moderate to heavy dark bread, grain and toasted and nutty malt; light to moderate grassy and floral hops; hints of honey and alcohol; a little marmalade. The initial flavor was light to moderately sweet, lightly bitter and slightly sour; while the finish was moderately sweet and lightly bitter with a short duration. There was caramel, dark bread, toast, nuts, hints fo honey, a little fruit like mixed fruity jelly spread on the toast, floral hops, then grassy hops and slightly metallic hops. The light to medium body was watery with lightly soft but tingly carbonation and a slightly metallic finish.

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