RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (5917) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - FEB 13, 2017
Had this before, not sure what happened to my rating, let’s try this again hoping this won’t get erased. Poured into a pilsener glass, the appearance was a ruddy burnt semi-dark orange color with a finger and a half of white foamy head. Left some nice sticky lace. The aroma had a slight breadiness/somewhat like toast with some grassy hops and a light allspice. Some floral hops bite in for a decent balance. And then some caramel/toffee malts. The flavor blended all of the previously mentioned flavors and then adds in a sly earthiness and subtle nuttiness. Smooth sweet bready and nutty aftertaste leading into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Good carbonation and the ABV feels good for how it comes across. Overall, hoping this doesn’t erase this time. Ratebeer is usually good about emailing me when a beer changes styles or a duplicate is found. Good thing I have backups elsewhere. Yes, I would have it again if I could find it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DenverLogan (1205) - LA, California, USA - FEB 7, 2017
From the stubby bottle into a tulip glass. Pours light brown with head and lace. Aroma of roasty malts, caramel, slight grains. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of caramel malts, minerals, slight floral hops. Overall fairly rich, flavorful, fairly easy drinking without being too light...tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (6045) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2016
Bottle in Seattle. Darker, heavy red amber with a small fast dying foam. Sweet medium malty aroma, light rye bread chocolate body. Creamy, mild bitter chocolate base. Solid, tasty medium dark lager. Intriguing. Light fruity and spiced character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MetalNHopHead (1858) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 3, 2016
Polotmavy isn’t the easiest style to track down. Maybe that’s why my first experience with one felt particularly rewarding. Though it was some time past its best by date, Full Sail’s brew still had quite a bit of hop character. To me, the aroma was like a hybrid of hoppy pils and a rich, malty red lager. Taste was kind of like that, too. Fat malts - nutty, fruity, and toffee-like. Finish was mildly bitter with earthy, piney hops. It speaks both to its European roots and its American botanicals.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HuskerTan (2134) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 2, 2016
(Thanks, James! "jbruner") Bottle. A- Caramel, malty, candy, biscuits, fruity. A- Red copper color, clear liquid, off white head. T- Bready, malty, caramel, hard fruity candy, subtle white pepper. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish. O- Finally, my last style! Huge thanks to James on this one. Bottle was a year past the best by date but it was still tasty. Unlike anything I’ve ever had. A unique fruity candy like accent in the aroma and taste. I want to try more of this impossible to get style now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (3192) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2016
Bronze with a firm white head. Full of toasted bread malts, light caramel sweetness, some earthy notes, slightly nutty. Medium, smooth body. An solid, easy drinking, flavorful lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (3146) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2016
Thanks for getting me the Polotmavy, E! For the style this beer is delicious. It pours reddish copper as described with a big creamy white head. Aroma brings lightly sweetened amber nutty, woody malts. A crisp and nutty malty flavor is very smooth on the palate with a clean ending.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (23892) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle in hotel room Orlando.. Dark red brown.. Thin tan lacing.. Soft biscuit roast malts nose.. Soft toffee biscuit malts.. Soft toffee roast

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (7354) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Fun little stubby bottle pours out a redish amber topped with a small sand head. Nose is toast malts some toffee sweetness and a spice. Taste is more of the spice toasted bread malts and some earth tones.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
odannyob (149) - Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Poured from a chilled 11 oz. brown glass stubby bottle into a lager glass. A good, clean aroma to match the solid golden coloring as the lager glass filled. Not much of a head and very brief blotches of lace when the glass is tilted that dissipate quickly. As this is a winter seasonal brew and my 1st dance w/it, I’d give it a 86.2% because we just met and the song’s just started.

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