LtDan (1718) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a clear dark amber with a super thin head.
Aroma: Malt sweetness, fresh grassy hop.
Taste: Toasted sweet caramel like malt. Modest hop spicy bitterness. Light bread crust too.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with prickly bubbles.
Overall: Lighter than Wassail Ale, but a little strong for a "session" beer. Super drinkable.
adnielsen (7573) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. When I picked this up, I figured out was a festbier aka a märzen but it’s not. Maybe "fest" for the holidays? Somewhat hazy, burnt orange appearance with a nice, tan head. Toasty caramel, munich malty, hay, grassy, a touch citrusy hoppy aroma. Medium to full bodied. Caramel, Munich malty dominated flavor with a mild grassy, a touch piney/citrusy hoppy, lightly nutty flavor with a note of spiced gingerbread. Very sessionable and overall quite solid.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10/26/11. session fest bottle at azwine.
red amber with soft ow head.
a + f are pine, mild citrus, spicy hops, caramel, faint choco, a little numb-ing hop wise.
nice hoppy red, crisp, very quaffable. tasty and again, sessionable. 7/3/7/4/16
Cavie (3548) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a white colored head. Aroma is dry grains, bitter with some earthy notes. Flavor is light spice, dry flavors, some caramel and roast. Finishes a bit watery with dry notes.
curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber orange, small foamy white head. Aroma of sweet bready malts. Taste is smooth sweet malt again with some light floral hops. Very easy to drink.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bonus from 5000. Amberish/mahogany, nice off white head. Bready malts, decent hop character, well balanced, easy drink. It sat and warmed for awhile and a slight butter is coming through. Other than that decent overall.
FrankGrimes86 (1) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2011 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good and drinkable, but occasionally you get a medicinal flavor with the strength of this beer.
Elwood (2904) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: Bottle from True Vine. It pours a nice deep amber color with a decent off white head. The nose is malty with notes of bread and caramel. Malt forward on the tongue with some bread but not a whole lot else. In true Session fashion it’s very drinkable. Light to medium body with average carbonation and a medium, bready finish. Pretty good brew.
killjoy966 (676) - Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 pack from somewhere. Full Sail does it again with Session Fest. Some nice hopping matches perfectly with the sweet caramel-flavored malt. Not much else to say other than making me love lagers.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, reddish amber color with soapy white foam, aroma is malty cardboard, flavor is malty with some background hops, finish is a little metallic