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RATINGS: 215   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
legion242 (2343) - 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
Beerdrinker79 (1861) - 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 (11751) - 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 (1178) - 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 (3496) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (2085) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2011
11 oz bottle. Pours almost clear copper with a small white dissipating head. Aroma is bready, SweeTarts. Taste is lightly sweet, turns faintly bitter and tart before turning sweet again. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy, carbonation is average. I’m impressed with this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (5087) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2011
11 oz stubby bottle from Jonathan Ron Brielle, awesome bottle. Poured a very ncie looking clear red body with a small foamy off white head. Aroma was very dusty grains, cardboard. Body is very dry with a touch of strong carbonation. Flavor of bread, cardboard, molasses, dry caramel. I gotta say these bottles are addictive, but a 6.2% beer seems a tad high for a "session" beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryanscourt (1154) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2011
nice, light nonimposing. nothing exciting about this beer or bad really, not very festive by any flavors either, solid, wouldnt chopos it over other seasonles though

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CheersMate (1325) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2011
12 oz. bottle. It has a unique light brown hue to it. It doesn’t have that quasi ruby color, as pictured. The head faded away rather quickly. Light caramel and wheat aroma. A touch of grass in there, as well. There’s not much else I can smell, quite honestly. Sharp grassy bite, with a soft, lingering bitterness. Falls very flat, flavor wise. Bits of caramel and wheat hit my taste buds. Rather prickly on the tongue. I session 14% beers, so I don’t know what all of these other poltroons are talking about. I’m getting touches of an amalgam of grapefruit and orange. There’s this odd roasted grassy flavor at the end. Not that I’ve actually tasted roasted grass, but I can imagine that’s what it would taste like. Decent, but nothing spectacular.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Bottle. Pours with a clear amber to orange hued body with a large, fluffy, slightly off-white head. Aromas are malty, caramel, tea, bready, marmalade. Pretty clean. A touch nutty (like a victory malt or something similar). Flavors are clean, malty, toasty, nutty (american munich or victory?). Bitter to balance with a dry finish. Clean. Lively bubbles, and dry in the finish. Medium bodied.

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