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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1434) - 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!

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtDan (1796) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9533) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cavie (3881) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Clear amber orange, small foamy white head. Aroma of sweet bready malts. Taste is smooth sweet malt again with some light floral hops. Very easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Bonus from 5000. Amberish/mahogany, nice off white head. Bready malts, decent hop character, well balanced, easy drink. It sat and warmed for awhile and a slight butter is coming through. Other than that decent overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FrankGrimes86 (1) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2011 does not count
Good and drinkable, but occasionally you get a medicinal flavor with the strength of this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Serving: Bottle from True Vine. It pours a nice deep amber color with a decent off white head. The nose is malty with notes of bread and caramel. Malt forward on the tongue with some bread but not a whole lot else. In true Session fashion it’s very drinkable. Light to medium body with average carbonation and a medium, bready finish. Pretty good brew.

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