RATINGS: 224   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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BVery (10501) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Bottle. Clear amber pour with a big foamy head. Smells like a cheaper lager with some caramel and cardboard. Taste is about the same. Not a fan of this.

robforbes (2242) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2012
pours a clear copper with a thin white head, and some lacing. smell is of spice, malt, and some caramel. taste is creamy, spice, malt, a little roastiness, and some caramel. ends on the spicy side.

akim (8) - Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2012 does not count
Probably the most unimpressive offering out of Full Sail’s lineup. Not a great aroma. Taste is...not very good. Somewhat unpleasant. I wouldn’t pick this as a cheap beer at a bar, rather skip to BMC or liquor.

bubbleflubber (2227) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Pours copper into the glass, with a pocked eggshell head that diminishes to trace lacing. The nose is of a pils lager, unmistakenly, of spicy hops. The flavors follow suit, with some pie spices available, pale malt, lemony citrus, and a lightly bitter back. The palate is crisp and the mouthfeel medium-light for the ABV (although not high gravity, still substantial). The body feels a bit thin, though, leaving the overall impression a bit wilted and watery. An "ok" Vienna, as Viennas go.

corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Pours chestnut brown with dark orange edges and a 1.5 finger off white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lacing left behind. Sweet malt aroma with hints of spicy, earthy hops. Hints of caramel, toffee and biscuit countered by grassy, spiky hops. Not bad smelling, just kind of bland. Medium bodied with a decent balance of sweet malt and earthy hop notes. Hints of caramel, toffee and hazelnut followed by grassy, spilt hops. There’s also a lactic diaceytl presence which is off-putting and slightly sour. Just really odd tasting.

TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2012
Bott.e Reddish, murky amber with a small off-white head. Nose is grainy, light bitterness, light red fruits. Flavor is icky, some grains, light fruity. Meh.

otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2012
Appearance: deep coppers and garnets under an off-white head thick as bready, fading into bumpy clumps and sticky lace. Swirls with an even thicker blanket.
Nose: whole wheat breads and butter. Peppery and twiggy in the back – dry stale whole peppercorns and brittle twigs. Apple flesh long turned brown and soft. Generic cupboard spices.
Palate: whole wheat and whole grain breads with a bubbly mouthfeel. Mildly dry finish. Massive buttered apple flesh in the middle. Finishes with dry old apple skins in the back. Spice and twigs grab the back of my tongue – abrasive. Feeble whisper of honey sweetness along edges before butter resumes control.
Final Thoughts: a revisit with this particular beer from Full Sail is definitely in order. Way too much diacetyl and far too little nondescript spices. I expect better from Full Sail which is why I fear my bottle long passed its point of no return.

djd07 (14471) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear orange gold with a small frothy off white head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is bready malt and spice. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet caramel and spicy finish. Easy to drink a very good vienna from Full Sail.

rougeau13 (3011) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Clear amber with a tiny off-white head that fades quickly to a ring. Aroma of toast, caramel, spicy hops and leather. Taste is toasty and more hoppy than is typical of the style. It’s pretty clean and refreshing. Light bodied, dry and slightly bitter finishing. Not bad at all.

alexsdad06 (10389) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Bottle shared by shigadeyo. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma has moderately sweet malt, biscuits, and a faint hint of citrus hops. The flavor is a pretty straight forward lager; clean, toasted bready malts, mild sweetness with lightly spicy hops. Decent for what it is, but not very exciting.

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