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RATINGS: 217   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Syzzer (633) - 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 (2271) - 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 (8451) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 15, 2012
German Lager yeast flavor and aroma. Some of the token Full Sail caramel flavor; not a lot. Subtle fruity flavor in the background... A little too much on the sweet side--but still a good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
smaynard6000 (1006) - Apopka, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2012
11oz bottle. Pours a reddish-amber color with minimal white head. Slight aroma of caramel malt. Sweet flavor followed with a spicy hoppy finish. Somewhat different, but nothing overly exciting here.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hoptimus_prime (73) - Utah, USA - DEC 14, 2012
elf bottle. pours a clear copper, minimal head. nose is sweet cookie malt. mouth is crisp malty tinged with a little piney-hop bitter, no resins. overall nothing over-the-top but elevated abv (6.2%) and easy drinkability, should undoubtedly get all the elves drunk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle: Light amber pour with a medium soapy looking head. aroma is tasted malt, light cardboard, and fruity/herbal tang. Fruity flavour is a lot more forward than expected. Not unpleasant. Toasted malt under that. Bit minerally in the finish.

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