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RATINGS: 182   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 (3416) - 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).


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (3903) - 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 (1309) - 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 (3950) - 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 (4647) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4943) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark toffee-amber color with a large foamy orange-white head that lingered and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was sour caramel, a bit of dark fruits and bread. The flavor was sweet and tangy with notes of toasted caramel, sugar and dark fruits. Medium length finish. Moderately full bodied. Pleasant.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
obguthr (3862) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Nutty pecan nose, distinct but not strong. Clear dark copper, headless. Sweet malt, metallic, nutty. Light caramel and pecan notes. Mouthfeel is watery. Quaffable. I could occasionally be in the mood for this.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2014
[Bottle] Deep amber pour with highlights of red. Soapy white head doesn’t last too long. Nose is of caramel, toffee and earthy hops. Taste is of more caramel malts, toffee, grass, bread and faint hops. Not a ton happening in the flavor department, but this beer makes up for it in having a solid body. Highly drinkable as well. Tasting notes from 1/2012.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HIGHB4LL (555) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2014
11.2 oz bottle from Wilbur’s. Appearance: finger off-white head that does not last, amber color, not much lacing. Aroma: light floral, caramel, basement yeast. Palate: medium body, average carbonation, sticky texture. Taste: sweet molasses throughout. Overall, so drinkable and pretty well balance. One of my most drank beers and my favorite of the Sessions.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skinnycheeks (30) - - APR 26, 2014
This is an old log that I’m filling in so I do not remember the specifics of the tasting.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
changeup45 (1717) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle received via Secret Santa. Copper with very little head and no retention. Some corn husk, fruity notes, and caramel in the scent. While unexciting, this isn’t too bad and goes down easily. Fruity and malty sweetness, some earthy undertones, a touch of grass, and light bitter hops in the finish. A drinkable Amber Ale.


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