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RATINGS: 211   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle from Specs. Amber pour with an off-white head. Aroma is light orange and toast. Taste is sappy, grassy, and almost dirty. Citrus, roast finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cblado (298) - Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2013
11 oz "stubby" bottle. Pours a orange/copper color, thin head, no lacing. Aroma is mostly a smooth caramel malt. Flavor is caramel malt, some grassy hop notes. Simple, drinkable, decent. Plus the stubby bottles are kind of fun.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beehaze (2) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2013 does not count
Can't complain about this one. Nothing terribly special about it, just an everyday drinkable beer for the winter season.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1581) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Aroma is malt forward. Pours a reddish amber with a rapidly disisapating white head. There was more taste to this beer than I expected. Toasted malts, hints of nuts, grain, and a nice touch of spice in the finish. Medium body with minimum carbonation. Overall, I was surprised . I really enjoyed this beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Syzzer (625) - Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2013
This is a weak confused beer with lack of integrity and identity. There is a tinge of bitters, tinge of yawn. Light brown in color weak white head. Mild carbonation. Initial impression is of taquila, very little to smell. Strange & weak 4.85 BD

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
flylikeabanana (179) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2013
A nice holiday red. Honey, hops, and pine. Soft, smooth palate. As drinkable as their lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2013
11oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a clear medium brownish-red with a slight bit of chill haze. Just a small white head fading to some splotches after a couple of minutes. A lot of grass in the aroma along with some toast and caramel much like the regular Session lager with a little extra roast. The aroma translates well into the flavor with grass/hay up front followed by some light toast and caramel. There is a little sweetness and a thicker body than a typical amber lager might have along with some light bitterness. Overall, a tasty amber lager and one that, as the name would suggest, is quite sessionable. One to pick up if you see it around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1821) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Thin head, dark amber colored body, clear. Smells like licorice, barnyard hay and strawberry. A weird combination, but it’s nice. Taste has a solid malt bill with a balance of medium bitterness. Roasted malt stands out with a barnyard straw flavor. Crisp and lighter bodied, but the high carbonation takes away a bit. An excellent red lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (7587) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Stubby 12 ouncer. Pours a clear amber color with a small white head. A sweet biscuit and honey nose. Pretty clean and tasty with light honey, leaves, caramel and a bit o’ hop bite. Good. Spicy at times.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Smells like foot odor and malt liquor. Tastes like butterscotch meets movie popcorn butter in a stale beer. Despite the high carbonation this beer clings to the palate leaving a film of nast. Worst of the Session beers I have tried.

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