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RATINGS: 217   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdixon77 (2359) - Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2015
Old rating. Copper color. Caramel malty with aluminum, spice, and earthiness. Have to question old tasting notes once in a while.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (19385) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
Draught at the brewery in Hood River
beautiful amber color, bright. Gentle malt character, lightly sweet, also more evident because of the low bitterness; it has some fruity esters.
Clean, correctly brewed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andrewje41 (2964) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle poured from the uniformed session shorty. Much thanks to Matt for helping me track this down. Pours a penny copper with a fading foam head. Subtle bready malt aroma. Flavor matches with a light spiciness to it. Not a whole lot to say about this one. Not offended by any flavor here, but I don’t love it either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
after4ever (7620) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2015
12-oz stubby. Thanks, M! Really appreciate the tick. Pours a crystal clear and very dark amber with almost no head or lace. Stale aluminum, caramel, toast, and artichoke nose. Creamy light body with very little carb. Toast, caramel, artichokes, and sesame oil on the mid palate. Long earthy, slightly acrid finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle from Super Saver. Hazy copper pour with nose of caramel malt, hops, florals. Tastes caramel malty, with vinous fruit, hops, and bready finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Bottle gift from SJ. Aroma was a nice candy sugar. The rest fell a little short for me. Body seemed thin, but some nice notes of citrus, caramel malt and honey. Finish was citrus, spice and Earth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
maxwelldeux (4351) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle. Thank god I finally found this so that I can mark it off my list. Pours a clear amber color with a moderate off-white head on there. Nose has some grains in there as well as a bit of bread, but doesn’t seem all that inviting. Taste is much the same, as it seems like a spice lager with few desirable qualities. Meh. Totally forgettable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamT (268) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2015
11 fl oz bottle from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA compliments of Zizzybalubba. Dark orange/red hue, good clarity with almost fully diminishing fizzy white head. No lacing. Super sweet light fruit (white grape), dark malt, underlying aroma of cherry. Sweet cranapple fruit taste up front with a sweet grape finish. Slick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1728) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle. Ok, i finally got this style. Found it at Hop City Craft Beer and Wine in Atlanta. Unfortunately, I had to buy a whole 12 pack to get it. I just have one comment. This style is nothing but an Amber Lager or a Marzen beer. Amber in color with hardly any head. Taste is a malty tastes beer. Aroma is malts with very light hints of caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamherbert (1509) - Syracuse, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Honey-colored; looks smooth and oily. The head turns into a thin film atop the oily liquid. Aroma is sweet, sugary and with a very minor balancing, bittering hop. The flavor is very sweet caramel malts. not quite cloying, but very sugary. There is a touch of earth. Feels very slick and oily. Slides right down the gullet. It’s fine for $7 for a 12-pack.

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