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RATINGS: 195   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b33r (689) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Dark orange/amber in color with medium to small head and minimal lacing. Aroma has nice spicy yeastiness but mostly amber, caramel malts, and a little fruitiness. Flavor has strong caramel malts and slight hoppiness, a little toasted bread, and a bit of citrus. Strong flavor, yet easy drinking and very delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1014) - Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2015
On tap at Tin Bucket. I thought I had missed this one, but lo and behold! A: Amber color, white head. N: Toffee, earth, some smoke, toast, nuts, including almonds, and maybe some rounded edges of caramel. T: Solidly sweet, not appreciably bitter. M: Light body, somewhat slick. O: A really nice session ale with good working sweetness. I really like this series, too, so it’s probably not surprise that I would enjoy more of this next year.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2571) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Bottle from Fred Meyer. Brownish/red in color. Flavor is malty up front. Some breadiness and sweetness follow. Quite easy drinking.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (1002) - Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Pours clear amber with a large beige head. Smells of caramel and hints of pine. Taste is sweet, caramel, balanced with pine and subtle hop spiciness. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and average mouth-carbonation, Full Sail Session Fest Red Lager finishes with crisp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (3703) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle: Poured a amber color with a off white head. Aroma is sweet malts. Taste is sweet malts, edgy hops, and perfume finish. I know this is the easy way out to get a polomavý rate, but I will take it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigguns22 (718) - Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Pour is medium brown to dark amber with a tall tan head. Aroma is ls sweet and malty. A medium body beer with malts,lite hops and touch of bitterness. A good plate that is silky and creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3321) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Shaker pint draft at the Post Street Ale House in Spokane, Washington. The pour is clear copper ruby with a small off white head. Faint lacing left on the glass. The aroma is cereal malt, caramel and some sweet honey. The taste is an easy drinking mix of the nose, caramel light sweet malt along with honey and some earth. The palate is light to medium bodied, active carbonation and a bit of lingering sweetness. Solid, like all Session beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zizzybalubba (1527) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2014
11 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA. Brownish-orange pour with a short khaki head. Aroma of light pine and damp pale malt. Taste blends sweet caramel, light floral hops, and mild spices. Body is heftier than most lagers. This is my only experience with this style so I have no reference but I would prefer this over most standard lagers. Nicely done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3556) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bricktop86 (589) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Pours hazy red orange with a white head. Aroma is sweet malt and earthy. Taste follows nose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarinEvelyn (619) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Fairly good hoppy and malty blend. Caramel, roastiness. A little bit, dry.finish. decent beer, but just that.

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