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RATINGS: 179   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.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beaver (1264) - 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 (10408) - 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 (2918) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4170) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2011
The aroma is papery and spicy with caramel malt and grassy hops. The appearance is amber with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall this is a decent beer.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosco (160) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Medium head, toasty, thin palate. Fair at best. $1.79/12 oz @ Total Wine & More.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Interesting to see this, but in 12pks- pass! but in a single, sign me up! .. . tawny amber .. light foam .. . caramel and what not .. . a pretty damn good vienna, how bout that! .. . . Wow! How very, very relevant.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5166) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle. Ruby-amber with a short tan head. Aoma is caramel, sweet malt, spicy hops and earthy hops. Sweet malt and caramel dominate the favors with a spicy hoppiness and soft earthy notes. There’s also a mild citrus profile to this. Body is medium with a smooth, creamy carbonation. Ends with more caramel, sweet, chewy malt, spicy hops, soft citrus and mild earthiness. Very drinkable session beer!


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