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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 28, 2013
THOUGHTS: Decent. Not really Christmasy. Rather flavorful. A little strong in the ABV department for something calling itself, "session." Maybe that’s why it’s only 11 oz. Got a little cloying by the end. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, light amber or copper with an average, slightly off-white head that mostly diminished and left good lacing. The aroma had moderate to heavy dark bread, grain and toasted and nutty malt; light to moderate grassy and floral hops; hints of honey and alcohol; a little marmalade. The initial flavor was light to moderately sweet, lightly bitter and slightly sour; while the finish was moderately sweet and lightly bitter with a short duration. There was caramel, dark bread, toast, nuts, hints fo honey, a little fruit like mixed fruity jelly spread on the toast, floral hops, then grassy hops and slightly metallic hops. The light to medium body was watery with lightly soft but tingly carbonation and a slightly metallic finish.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nealblind (1786) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Slight red -root beery looking brew. Smells mostly yeasty and wheaty. Tastes strongly of complex roasted wheat. Spicy rye notes come through as well. Somewhat sweet, but not plying, it has a great moderate palate with moderate carb. This beer is great and highly sessionable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Terminus (3642) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle sampled February 2013 Pours a Carmel amber hue with a small fizzy eggshell white head. Nose is slightly musty, carmel, bready, no hops, smells like a vienna lager with some carmel sweetness. flavors are pretty lite actually, carmel, toffee, toasted notes, a little bit of bread, grainy, somewhat sour wet grains on the finish. very little bitterness. nothing really special, seems par for the style. I will try to have this beer fresh next time.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mnmike (1085) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Bottle was 4 months past best by date - but this was the only polomavy still around my parts when this category was opened up on RB. Light amber color; small head; high carbonation and continual bubbles; herbs on the nose

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Reviewed from notes. Drank 11-9-11. Amber with a white head. Aroma is full of biscuit malt with some toffee and earth notes thrown in. Flavor is toffee, earth, bread and grass. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGB (578) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryanfolty (2511) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
April 25, 2013 - bottle from brandon. Golden orange pour with some head that faded quickly. Malty and grainy in aroma and taste. Maybe slight bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
Bottle from Haskells in Bloomington, MN, super light golden orange color. Aroma is wheat, caramel, bit skunky. Taste is some wheat and very faded caramel, light body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (7303) - Utah, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Stubby 11oz bottle picked up at The Grapevine
Appearance: Pours clear golden/brown with a small off-white head, no lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, toffee, wheat with some mild smokiness
Taste: Malty, sweet caramel, nutty with a mild bitterness
Decent, sweet but it has a bitterness to offset it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Bottle pours a clear amber with a tiny tan top. Scent is bread and caramel. Taste is same with a hint of spices.


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