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RATINGS: 180   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5249) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pineypower (2509) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Bottle thanks to Dmac. Pours out an attractive reddish color with a small off white bubble of a head. Aroma is of caramel, grass, some biscuit and light earthy/citrus hops. Taste is caramel, toffee, biscuit, some grassy hops, bread. Very easy drinking and rather tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARMed (602) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2011
A celbration beer that has pretty much everything. The color is a reddish copper brew with a clear hue and a a thick pillow head. The lacing is both thick and lasting. The flavor is a minty sweet caramel, almost candy sweet finish. An excellent drinking brew and a great accompanyment to a potroast or pork roast dinner. I enjoyed this brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2233) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2011
fruity and creamy with flavor like a muscatel or a port. butterscotch and some sweetness that pairs well with raspy carbonation and a hop character seemingly balanced perfectly between grapefruit and pine. thats where that grape character is usually evident. satisfying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Stubby bottle. Rating #56. Clear dark amber color with a dirty white head. Nice hop nose, light citrus and a bit of sweet malts. Nice little bitterness up front with a little more citrus hops and caramel sweetness. Dry finish and super drinkable, tasty stuff. (2062)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
legion242 (2188) - Richardson, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Poured a pretty red colour, darker then most Viennas in my experience. Nice white head. Iquite enjoyed this, though at 6.2%, I don’t know how sessionable it would be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brenn79 (1519) - Idaho, USA - DEC 15, 2011
12 oz stubby- Pours dark brown orange with a thin head. The aroma is caramel malts, mildly spicy hops, fairly muted. The taste is caramel malts, rye bread, dry and mildly bitter hops, I would say definitely more dry than bitter. Body is medium to low, carbonation is medium. Overall decent, but something I would never buy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2011
12oz bottle-pours a light tan head with amber color. Aroma is herbal-tea, medium malt-musty/peat/caramel. Taste is herbal-tea hops, wood/grainy, medium malt-musty/bready/peat.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Clear golden pour with tan small bubbly head. Aroma is grainy and toasted malts. Taste is much better than the very faint aroma with some caramel sweetness, malts and a touch of spice with a touch of hops towards the end. Finishes clean and nice with some bread and pine in the finish. Great session brew for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (2918) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
11 fl oz stubby bottle from Finger Lakes Beverage, served cold in a tulip glass. 07DE11.

App.: Clear deep amber with a fair light tan head. Aroma: Nice caramel/toffee, slightly fruity and nutty, somewhat vinous, hints of brighter fruits, biscuit, toast, bread crust, maybe a hint of floral hops. Palate: Medium body, restrained effervescence, smooth. Flav.: Vinous malts, touch fruity and earthy, bread crust, a touch of peppery rye, nice; dry with minimal bitterness and a pleasant bread crust and toffee malt finish.

I dig this “series” from Full Sail.

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