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RATINGS: 192   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (10208) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Stubby bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness and light toasted malt. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of toasted malt, carmel and light earthiness with a crisp malty finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drowland (6164) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2011
10/26/11. 11oz stubby bottle. Clear red pour with a small khaki head that cuts in half but sticks and laces a bit. Very plain aroma of white bread, cream, a touch of caramel, and even a hint of soapiness. Sweet, malty flavor that lingers grainy with a touch of tart apples. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (8236) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2011 bottle. filtered clear medium-dark amber. tinny grain husk nose with light stewed vegetable soup notes. twangy and watery; thin wit husky brown malts; crunchy oat-like toast character late. a bit rough and harsh, pale and peaked flavor with prickly spiced bread finish. not a fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2011
Bottle from Beer Run. Pours a clear orange with a large frothy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of toasted grainy malts, spices, apple, nutty notes and caramel. The taste is toasted malts, caramel, berries and a hoppy finish. Medium bodied. Pretty drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (4577) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2011
First off, I find it odd that at 6.2%, Full Sail still put this beer in their "Session" family. I wonder how many Englishmen that pisses off, and also, only west-coasters would find 6.2 "session strength". Clear dark amber in color, with zero lasting head no matter how hard I poured. Floral bready caramel aroma with a whiff of citrus. Taste is nice and full, with a medium-full body. Nice and malty with big tones of caramel, bread, wheat, some sweet lager yeast, with a restrained spicy citrus hop. Honestly, it tastes more like a Oktoberfestbier, but americanized with some slight fruity citrus. Yet, I love it. This is a tasty, smooth sweet lager. And I love it! I want this every september with pretzels and sausages.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5035) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2011
Reddish amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice malt and light hops aroma and flavor. This is a great easy drinking red lager. Great job Full Sail.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alphadelic (1766) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 23, 2011
A deep red amber with a solid head. A slightly stale aroma of metallic malt character and a light soapiness. In the mouth it’s got it all, fruitiness, full-bodied but crisp, malty but with a good hit of satisfying dryness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (1840) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Pours orange-amber with a frothy off-white head. Aroma is peppery and nutty. Flavor is similar but a little sweeter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5707) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Superior, Co. - Superior Liquors - 12 oz stubby bottle. Dark copper pour, slightly off-white colored head. Aroma has a bit of a sweet caramel essence to it. Flavor is decidedly sweet with some dates, raisins, caramel and some ripening vegetable notes. Turns a bit boozy in the finish. Thick enough mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4262) - Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Stubby 11 oz bottle from Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe on OCT 20, 2011. Enjoy By: 12/25/11
Cap has <- NICE -> on one side and <-NAUGHTY-> on the other. Under the cap is the same Rock/Paper/ Scissors as the Original and Black Session Lagers. This one had Carving Knife (Scissors). Who’s got paper?
Pours red hued, tall white head. Herbal aroma ends with a peppery spice. Thin bodied, sessionable indeed. Tastes very spicy. A bit of pepper tingle coats the palate. Light toast, some sweet malt, herbal hops in the finish are very light. Hops add so much spice, malt has a nutty character. Very Sessionable.

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