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RATINGS: 173   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bkurtz (725) - PERU - JAN 30, 2012
Poured deep amber/copper with fairly fluffy, white head. Sweet malts with slight bitterness, not a bad beer, but nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Clear orange red color with thin white lacing. Nice lager nose with slight metallic notes and baking spice. Smooth palate that is even throughout with good spice notes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cybercat (2989) - Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Strong, crisp aroma is mainly malty and has quite a bite to it. I got a mild skunky whiff, but that hardly put me off. It pours a nice clear, dark coppery amber with a thick and fluffy pale tan head that sticks around for a while. Flavor is fairly typical for a lager, except fairly strong and with nary a trace of the skunkiness I detected in the aroma. Maybe I was smelling things? ;) It does have a hoppy, somewhat bitter tone with a hint of something nasty, but it is still decidedly drinkable. Texture has average body and average fizziness. Overall, not great but worth a try. Maybe this sample was from not their best batch.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (9847) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2012
Bottle at home in Salisbury, CT. Pours clear, orange-amber with a frothy, creamy white head. Pleasant ’lager’ nose, some toasty bread, light leaves, toasty sugar. Very nice flavor, medium sweet, light caramel, bread, faint leafy and herbal bitterness. Light bodied with average carbonation. Modestly sweet finish, low hops, some lightly sticky caramel and sweet bread, faint leaves. Very nice session beer. Great character.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beaver (1219) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2012
11oz bottle, enjoy by 1/29/12. Pours a slightly hazy copper amber with a small rocky off white head that retains well and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet toasted malts with some vegetal notes.

The flavor is sweet toasted malts with some balancing bitterness in the finish. I get some off plasticky notes. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, I didn’t really care for it. Some off notes and I don’t care for toasted ambers like Fat Tire.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Very much like an Oktoberfest. Malty with a clean finish. It is what it is. Decent beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Whoa....this is better then the original Session! They should brew this all year....forget this seasonal business. More color, flavor and attitude then the original.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (10085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle. A - Poured clear amber color with a large frothy white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. S - Moderate sweet malt and earthy hop aroma. M - Medium body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. T - Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. D - Drinkable smooth brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2011
12 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a clear deep amber color with a one finger thick off white head. Aroma is toasted malt with hints of citrus. Flavor is Flavor is toasted malt, esters, and hops. Medium body. A good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (2881) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2011
this beer is has a very smooth tasty with lots of character. despite its stronger nature it is quite drinkable for many rounds. highly malty with a slight nuttiness. it has a mild hop after taste.


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