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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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2011
(11oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear copper body with a small white head. Aroma of nuts, dried apricots, grain, subtle butter, and caramel. Flavor of grain, caramel, raisins, and some butterscotch.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11353) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 13, 2012
12oz bottle. Crystal clear amber body topped by small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some spicy, bread, light orange. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, orange/grapefruit, some bread, light spicy. Light-medium body, light stickiness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2011
12oz bottle-pours a light tan head with amber color. Aroma is herbal-tea, medium malt-musty/peat/caramel. Taste is herbal-tea hops, wood/grainy, medium malt-musty/bready/peat.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10814) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours copper with a foamy beige head. Aroma of cooked caramel with a little pepper. Near med body. Flavor is light roast caramel with some pretty good hop. Still get a bit of pepper, but there also seems to be a bit of resin. Drinks pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle from Superior Liquor @ AirBNB Palace. Amber pour with a tall khaki head. Nose is toast, nuts, and grassy, herbal hops. Some fruity, apple esters. Flavors of toast, nuts, and bread. A bit of caramel, toffee, and herbal hops. Fairly sweet, light bitterness. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10543) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2012
Bottle at home in Salisbury, CT. Pours clear, orange-amber with a frothy, creamy white head. Pleasant ’lager’ nose, some toasty bread, light leaves, toasty sugar. Very nice flavor, medium sweet, light caramel, bread, faint leafy and herbal bitterness. Light bodied with average carbonation. Modestly sweet finish, low hops, some lightly sticky caramel and sweet bread, faint leaves. Very nice session beer. Great character.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (10471) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle. A - Poured clear amber color with a large frothy white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. S - Moderate sweet malt and earthy hop aroma. M - Medium body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. T - Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. D - Drinkable smooth brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9554) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (9465) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle shared by Drake. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt with earthy hops. Flavor is malt and hop balanced with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - 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.


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