RateBeer
overall
62
90
style

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
notalush (4765) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Dark copper - fizzy, short-lived head - nose of toasted bread, light caramel maltiness, very light esters - moderately creamy carbonation - flavor is medium sweet, with light bitterness and toasty grain character to balance - however, there is a slight huskiness and the malts are a little rough/harsh on the tail end - the light nature of the beer makes these flaws hard to ignore - I want to enjoy this a lot more than I actually do.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sway (9) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 10, 2011 does not count
Aroma: Piny, not much too it. Appearance: Great golden/orange hue with a pinky fingertip head that slowly dissipates to a thin wispy cloud above the beer. Taste: Excellent. Finely crafted, the carbonation is just right. Dry malty taste gives way to piny, but not overwhelming hops. Finally, it finishes off with the bready malt after taste that leaves my palate feeling refreshed. Overall, a great sessionable lager! Best part is its 6.2% and you wouldn’t even notice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Bottle. Red pour with thin white head. Moderate lacing. Aroma is sweetish for a lager, but has a lekker grassy note. Well bodied. Nicely balanced. Good finish. Inexpensive.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2011
(11oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear copper body with a small white head. Aroma of nuts, dried apricots, grain, subtle butter, and caramel. Flavor of grain, caramel, raisins, and some butterscotch.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1354) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2011
No one was happier than I to see a 12-pack of green stubby Session bottles in the refrigerator case at the store. Pours an alluring cloudy red with lacing and very light aromas of pine and caramel malt. Well-balanced on the palate, showing pine and pine cone hops and malts. Woodsy and rustic, clearly made with love, and eminently drinkable. A great companion for the winter months. Thanks, Full Sail!

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Pours dingy copper with a good head. Smells and tastes of malty sweetness with a bit of spice. Not balanced. Couldn’t session this one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Appearance: Pours a clear dark amber with a super thin head.

Aroma: Malt sweetness, fresh grassy hop.

Taste: Toasted sweet caramel like malt. Modest hop spicy bitterness. Light bread crust too.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with prickly bubbles.

Overall: Lighter than Wassail Ale, but a little strong for a "session" beer. Super drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TwoSipDip (8894) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle @ home. When I picked this up, I figured out was a festbier aka a märzen but it’s not. Maybe "fest" for the holidays? Somewhat hazy, burnt orange appearance with a nice, tan head. Toasty caramel, munich malty, hay, grassy, a touch citrusy hoppy aroma. Medium to full bodied. Caramel, Munich malty dominated flavor with a mild grassy, a touch piney/citrusy hoppy, lightly nutty flavor with a note of spiced gingerbread. Very sessionable and overall quite solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2011
10/26/11. session fest bottle at azwine. red amber with soft ow head. a + f are pine, mild citrus, spicy hops, caramel, faint choco, a little numb-ing hop wise. nice hoppy red, crisp, very quaffable. tasty and again, sessionable. 7/3/7/4/16

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cavie (3748) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a white colored head. Aroma is dry grains, bitter with some earthy notes. Flavor is light spice, dry flavors, some caramel and roast. Finishes a bit watery with dry notes.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 12 13 14  15  16 17 18


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50