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RATINGS: 192   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGB (515) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2013
Pours red with a thin head. Aroma of caramel malt, stone fruit and almost some lemon. Taste is full of malt with a bready character that’s pretty tasty. Well balanced and pretty dry.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (3664) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigguns22 (709) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3297) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zizzybalubba (1503) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3493) - 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 (584) - 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 (594) - 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 (1344) - 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.


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