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RATINGS: 179   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4761) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Courtesy of 5000 via trade

Bottle: The aroma is lightly nutty with some hints of caramel and fruit. It pours a transparent copper with a two finger cream colored head that fades to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. There’s some spotty webbing left behind for lacing. The flavor starts with light caramel and grains. The finish is lightly nutty with a touch of fruit. Light-medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, there’s nothing that really all that exciting about this beer, but I guess I can say it works for me. A very easy drinking and sessionable beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
smith4498 (3009) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Bottle from a trade with 5000. Pours clear amber color with cream colored head. Toasted malt and bready aroma with some nuttiness. Sweet caramel and toasted malt flavors. A bit nutty. Medium body with average carbonation. Thanks Andre.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8240) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours light brown. Thin white head. Nose/taste of bready sweet malt, caramel and light grains. Smooth and well marketed as a "session" beer. medium body. Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reid (1878) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2011
11 oz stubby from a 12 pack. Winco, S.Salem. $9.98 Dark red amber colured ale with a goodly sized, frothy off white head. Fine malty,hay,bready aromas slight hint of lemony hop Malty taste..hint of chocolate and spices..not sure were i get it from but there is a definate peppery spiceiness. OK on the palate..has a rather evident alcohol graininess right at the end..but its not that bad. Nice beer at a good price. Another fine "Session" offering

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6241) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle:   Amber, thin to moderate foamy white head, spotty lacing.   Malty nose, a little bready, soft nutty aroma.   Nutty start on the tongue, malty, slightly astringent, a little dry.   This one really needs more sweetness.   Oddly enough, its pretty sticky without being all that sweet.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Rich maltiness on the finish, but also a little astringent with a slight metallic tinge.   When I think Winter seasonal, I dont think Vienna.   Doesn’t hold a candle to Eliot Ness.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
degbert (1104) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark, glowing red-brown with a long-lasting cream head -- very festive. Nose is rich and spicy, with a toast edge. Very rich for a Vienna, with dark fruit and bready notes. Finishes long and bitter. Very, very good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (4364) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Pours deep gold-tinged amber into a sam glass. Off-white conglomerate head with medium retention recedes leaving trailing sheets. Sweet caramel aromas. Dry and sweet upfront turning quickly to bitter leaves and earth before the lasting vegetal finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3755) - - SEP 30, 2011
bottle. color of ginger ale with a small white head. nose is quite hoppy for the style and of the orangy. flavor is more malty but still a potent hop addition. light with a crisp carbonation. not what i was expecting, but it’s a tasty brew anyway.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3309) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 20, 2011
11 ounce bottle from a 12 pack that was purchased yesterday at the Davis Beer Shoppe. I find it hilarious that this beer is considered a "Session" at 6.2% ABV. I also find it hilarious that this beer was on shelves more than 3 months before the holidays. There is a sweet, malty, almost buttery aromatic character with a little metallic lager character. Fairly herbal, not much else happening here. Transparent copper-amber body with a creamy white head that leaves good lacing. Attractive. Starts a little sweet and sugary with some hints of caramel malts, before this becomes a little toasted with some cereal hints towards the middle. Light metallic yeastiness later on, with a persistent underlying sweetness. Slightly cloying.


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