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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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldMrCrow (2405) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle from Prufrockstar, this one allows me to (re)complete the set of all beer styles.

Pours a deep orange-brown into my stemmed Stella glass, fluffy white head along the top. Aroma of slightly grassy hops, malts like ritz crackers with peanut butter. Somewhat sweet, shortbread, a little bit of iron through the middle, bit of hops in the close. I don’t get all that much cascade here. Very easy to drink, quaffable and just the right degree of carbonation. This is not just the 75th style tick -- it’s actually pretty darn good!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Burnt orange, amber/gold hues. Beautiful beer! Aroma of caramel apple with a slight spice. The taste follows the aroma with some earthy pine notes. Medium clean mouthfeel. The name session fits this series perfectly! So smooth and drinkable! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prufrockstar (1980) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2014 Bottle. Took me awhile to track this down on the tail end of the season, but still well before the "best by" date. It’s a fun change from chasing $20/bomber limited releases to looking all over town for a $12 12 pack. Anyway, pours copper with nice white head. Aroma is that of dark fruits, caramel, maybe some biscuit -- not too far removed from a scotch ale, actually. A little nutty. Taste: slightly sweet, caramel, fruit, biscuit and spice. Actually, this is totally pleasant. Medium body, average carbonation, mouth-coating texture. Overall: super easy to drink, pretty tasty. I’m not upset to have so many bottles, actually.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (2210) - - JAN 28, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark copper with a little ring of off white head. Aroma is metallic with fruity esters. Taste is almost like caramel apple with a slightly spicy finish. Crisp, effervescent mouthfeel. I could drink a million of these.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkinWell (389) - - JAN 22, 2014
Pours a translucent amber. Aromas are very subtle, hints of clove and cinnamon. Tastes slightly bitter, with hints of lemon zest, citrus, and sweet malts. Not bad (not great either).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
wchesser (1900) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Some caramels malts on the nose. Amber color. Slightly chemically aftertaste. Pretty much what you would expect.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbruner (3999) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to stevencon! Pours a clear golden brown with thin off-white last head that sticks lightly. Aroma is bready malt and slight alcohol, lager yeast fruitiness. Taste follows, clean and crisp, easy to drink. Medium carbonation, pretty solid beer, but nothing crazy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (2686) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle->mini lager. Clear amber with small white head. Caramel malt dominates, with some citrus hops and spice notes. Kinda boring, but easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2393) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle. Malty aroma with some caramel. Crystal clear dark amber. Thin white head. Malty drinkable flavor with some hint of holiday spice. Solid beer that is better when it’s cold.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asedzie (786) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep amber with thin head. Nose is malt forward with notes of caramel, toastiness and mild berry-like fruit. Flavor is very rich - a very full palate for a relatively light beer that is composed of a range of lightly sweet caramel flavors and very nice bread-like character. Malt notes in the taste are followed by a good amount of mildly bitter noble-like hop flavors and a lasting slightly resinous hop finish. Great stuff.

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