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RATINGS: 188   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (3513) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Total Wine, Fairfax 11oz: Pours amber with long-lasting head. Aroma is caramel malt and lager smell. Taste is slightly sweet. Light hoppiness in the background. Tastes like a German beer pretty much (although the German beers that it tastes like are rated much lower than this and for no discernible reason it seems).


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3416) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 14, 2014
11 oz. bottle. Finally get this style tick! It pours an amber color with a small, disappearing off white head. The aroma is toasted. Lightly caramel and nutty. The flavor is a bit sweeter with more dense toasted bread, caramel, background notes of spicy, earthy hops. The finish is bready and lightly sweet. Not a bad beer, kind of like a fuller, sweeter amber ale, only a lager… if that makes sense. Pretty sessionable despite the high ABV. Decent stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bricktop86 (581) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Pours hazy red orange with a white head. Aroma is sweet malt and earthy. Taste follows nose.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarinEvelyn (581) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Fairly good hoppy and malty blend. Caramel, roastiness. A little bit, dry.finish. decent beer, but just that.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1314) - Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Clear amber with a frothy off-white head. Malty aroma. Caramel. Light bread. Earth. Flavor follows. Bigger light body. Good balance. Mild earthy spicy bitterness. Good ’anytime ’ beer and a GREAT price.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Rating beers is getting boring. This is a typical ’fest’bier, dark amber, off-white head, spotty lace, malty, almost nutty, aroma. Malty and nutty flavor, and a light body. There you have it. I hope someone reads this review, lest I wonder why I wrote it. The key takeaway with this one is the light body, and to enjoy the company of friends with beer instead of being caught up in the ratings.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lhns03 (81) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Aromas are malty sweetness, some caramel, bready, with maybe just a hint of earthy hops. Appearance is clear copper with an off-white, rocky unbalanced head. Flavors are better but still not too exciting malty but with a clean dryish finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - 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
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle poured into a goblet. Deep copper pour. Very thin head. Aroma is roasty, sweet, caramel, light grassiness. Taste is sweet, caramel, roasted nuts, light spice. A bit too sweet, but everything fades fast enough that it’s not much of a problem...real easy drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (4066) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Location: 12 oz medicine bottle from jcos, 9/4/14, Thanks for helping me double my Polotmavy ratings bud! This gets me all the way up to two!

Aroma: The aroma is sweet malts and caramel mostly, bready notes, and some spice
Appearance: It pours a nice amber color with a small off-white head and spotty/drippy lace notes
Flavor: The flavor is fairly sweet as well, not bad though, with a light spice balance
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a lively carbonation, and a spicy, tingly finish to it
Overall Impression: This one actually exceeded my expectations. Sure, it is too sweet, but there’s enough spice to provide some balance.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (4797) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Sample @ RBWG, Asheville. Amber pour with a small head. Toasty caramel malt on the nose. Some cherry meat. Toasted biscuit and trail mix flavor. A bit grassy. Light, moderate carbonation.


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