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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (7576) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours a clear amber with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma is full of bread and grain notes with not much of a hop profile. Flavor is similar with bread and grain throughout with a crisp finish.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BVery (7441) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Bottle. Clear amber pour with a big foamy head. Smells like a cheaper lager with some caramel and cardboard. Taste is about the same. Not a fan of this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7312) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Little stub bottle pours with a clear copper body that supports an off white head of foam. The aroma offers up sweet bready notes, caramel malts, a touch of creamed corn and then a bit of nuttiness. The taste comes across as similar with caramel drizzled slices of Roman Meal bread mix with a slight corn flakes note and the nuttiness riding around in the background. Overall this works pretty well.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7186) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle shared by Drake at RBWG on Friday night at the roach motel bottle share. Thanks, Drake, for the Polotmavy! My only missing beer style until this moment. Pours a clear deep gold color with a small off-white head that settles into a ring. Lots of malts - caramel, Munich, wheat - with straw, spiced table crackers, and cardboard. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a malty mouthfeel. Not bad. Glad I got to try the style finally.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6808) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Stubby 12 ouncer. Pours a clear amber color with a small white head. A sweet biscuit and honey nose. Pretty clean and tasty with light honey, leaves, caramel and a bit o’ hop bite. Good. Spicy at times.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6619) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Lightly sweet malts, light earthy hops, faint bitterness, and hints of toffee in the finish. Decent.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drowland (6595) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6569) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
this amber hued beer smells both nutty and lightly spiced. definitely malt driven though some hops shine through as well. not too shabby for 1.25...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (6564) - Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Bottle shared by shigadeyo. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma has moderately sweet malt, biscuits, and a faint hint of citrus hops. The flavor is a pretty straight forward lager; clean, toasted bready malts, mild sweetness with lightly spicy hops. Decent for what it is, but not very exciting.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6542) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium amber. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, toasted bread), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, apricot), with a strong note of diacetyl (a buttered popcorn explosion!). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Wow, talk about a diacetyl bomb. Holy moly! It’s like buttered popcorn in liquid form. The malt and hops are noticeable underneath of course, but wow, that’s a whole lotta butta! It even conjures up walking into a movie theater it’s so striking. Yow. I realize the Session line is Full Sail’s bargain series, but this is really cutting corners to produce and leave behind this much diacetyl. Luckily it doesn’t affect the aftertaste or flavor balance too much, so I guess it would be drinkable if you hold your nose (or if you really like diacetyl).


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