RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   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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drowland (9209) - Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2011
10/26/11. 11oz stubby bottle. Clear red pour with a small khaki head that cuts in half but sticks and laces a bit. Very plain aroma of white bread, cream, a touch of caramel, and even a hint of soapiness. Sweet, malty flavor that lingers grainy with a touch of tart apples. Meh.

Ibrew2or3 (9053) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Little stub bottle pours with a clear copper body that supports an off white head of foam. The aroma offers up sweet bready notes, caramel malts, a touch of creamed corn and then a bit of nuttiness. The taste comes across as similar with caramel drizzled slices of Roman Meal bread mix with a slight corn flakes note and the nuttiness riding around in the background. Overall this works pretty well.

jackl (8611) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Sample @ RBWG, Asheville. Amber pour with a small head. Toasty caramel malt on the nose. Some cherry meat. Toasted biscuit and trail mix flavor. A bit grassy. Light, moderate carbonation.

SudsMcDuff (8564) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Interesting to see this, but in 12pks- pass! but in a single, sign me up! .. . tawny amber .. light foam .. . caramel and what not .. . a pretty damn good vienna, how bout that! .. . . Wow! How very, very relevant.

FROTHINGSLOSH (8449) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark toffee-amber color with a large foamy orange-white head that lingered and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was sour caramel, a bit of dark fruits and bread. The flavor was sweet and tangy with notes of toasted caramel, sugar and dark fruits. Medium length finish. Moderately full bodied. Pleasant.

PorterPounder (8445) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Superior, Co. - Superior Liquors - 12 oz stubby bottle. Dark copper pour, slightly off-white colored head. Aroma has a bit of a sweet caramel essence to it. Flavor is decidedly sweet with some dates, raisins, caramel and some ripening vegetable notes. Turns a bit boozy in the finish. Thick enough mouthfeel.

VastActiv (8173) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2013
Tap at Saraveza, Portland. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, sweetness, caramel, hints of grain and malts.

BlackHaddock (8144) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2018
15th Jan 2018, dumpy 11 oz bottle into a Lowenbrau (Munchen) stemmed glass while on holiday in California. Amber body with a red hue, wispy off-white head. Caramel esters and flavours seem to be the most forward, light spicy notes within the taste. Nice.

Sledutah (8127) - 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.

after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2015
12-oz stubby. Thanks, M! Really appreciate the tick. Pours a crystal clear and very dark amber with almost no head or lace. Stale aluminum, caramel, toast, and artichoke nose. Creamy light body with very little carb. Toast, caramel, artichokes, and sesame oil on the mid palate. Long earthy, slightly acrid finish.

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