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Session Fest - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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BA SCORE
83
good

149 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 12
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
According to Full Sail Executive Brewmaster, Jamie Emmerson, “Session Fest is a Czech-style strong lager 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.

6.2% ABV
26 IBU

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 09-30-2011)
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, red amber colored with a short off white head that dissipates quickly leaving little lacing, clear

S: pretty heavy on sweet malt, dark bread

T: quite clean flavor, sweet up front balanced by bitter hop finish, well balanced

M: light to medium bodied with high carbonation, alcohol well hidden

O: nice red lager, full of flavor

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 02:17:48 | More by M_C_Hampton
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

02-08-2014 17:55:33 | More by TheBigBoy
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BuzzLitebier

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-05-2014 01:51:02 | More by BuzzLitebier
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Act25

New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Short bottle, short review, best I've had from Session. (Full Sail)

A: Pours a clear, red-amber-mahogany body with a brief, near white head that fades and doesnt lace.

S: Toasty rye bread/wheat bread combo with caramel and maybe some hazel nut spread or a drizzle of toffee. (good but faint)

T: Wonderfully follows smell, w toasted, full grain bread more flow of caramel, nuttiness, zesty, spicy hops that provide bitterness to balance. Then into a long, drying, malty back end with a very pleasant lingering bitter sweet spicy finish. Taste is best part.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Light carbonation, but good tingly mouth feel.

O: A dark Lager, or mid-dark Czech style. Very original, very good, very good food beer. Must try, but a bit too sweet for me to make it a regular, or a, well, a session. I think it's a winter seasonal.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 23:33:40 | More by Act25
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DerekP

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-26-2014 02:30:46 | More by DerekP
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-09-2014 17:39:36 | More by WVbeergeek
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Loakwurm

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-05-2014 20:26:02 | More by Loakwurm
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Red/orange in color with great clarity. The fine-bubbled white head settles to a thin cap. Thin ring of lacing.

S: Sweet on the nose with aromas of brown molasses, slight caramel, toasted grain, vague red fruits, doughy yeast, dried grass, and spicy and oily hops.

T: Sweet malt tastes of brown molasses, dark caramel, toasted grain, and grass. A red fruit juice sort of taste also seems to be malt-derived, the beer as a whole is clean. Very subtle hint of doughy yeast. Hops stay conservative, but add a wet, spicy herbal balancing note toward the back. Brush of cocoa. Toasty finish.

M: Medium bodied, but very rich and full. It sits in the mouth with a sense of heft, though it stays very quaffable. Prickling carbonation. Slick smoothness.

O: At 6.2% abv, this is not a session beer in the British sense of the word, but true to the Session brand, it is very quaffable. No flaws and no frills, this is just an easy lager to put down and a fun beer to drink overall.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 16:56:20 | More by ryan1788a5
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heytomcat

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -18%

01-02-2014 03:59:02 | More by heytomcat
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williahd

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-28-2013 23:06:44 | More by williahd
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

12-28-2013 04:31:21 | More by ygtbsm94
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Brownish/amber with a nice, off-white head. Good retention. Not bad.
S - Smell is somewhat nutty with a touch of toasted malts. Reminds me of a bock with caramel malt sweetness.
T - Well its mostly sweet I am getting a faint metallic note that I don't enjoy. Somewhat nutty, sweet and somewhat good flavor.
M - To me the 6+% seems too high for a session ale. Medium bodied and somewhat chewy.

Overall not my cup of tea too metallic and forgettable. Pass

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2013 05:11:06 | More by DrDemento456
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Zorro

California

3.24/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Clear dark amber colored lager with a small white colored head.

Smells malty with with a nutty aroma that reminds me of a bock beer. Caramel and toasted grains and a strange milky aroma, wonder if the put lactose in the mix. Slight grassy aroma to the hops.

Starts out mildly malty with a toasted grain flavor with a little burned sugar flavor. Flavor is something like bock beer.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall an OK beer, but not a favorite.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 02:54:44 | More by Zorro
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seavercm

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-17-2013 14:04:11 | More by seavercm
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tbeer40

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-14-2013 21:41:59 | More by tbeer40
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Packard

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +23%

12-10-2013 19:26:49 | More by Packard
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jwps214

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-08-2013 04:37:54 | More by jwps214
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jps0869

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

11-29-2013 08:18:48 | More by jps0869
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markdrinksbeer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-28-2013 11:26:38 | More by markdrinksbeer
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foureyedgeek

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

11-28-2013 03:16:37 | More by foureyedgeek
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -18%

11-28-2013 01:43:05 | More by XmnwildX12
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

11-25-2013 00:10:46 | More by Chugs13
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prisdefer

New York

4.5/5  rDev +23%

11-19-2013 21:41:47 | More by prisdefer
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SaranacinTexas

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

11-04-2013 03:00:49 | More by SaranacinTexas
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

11-01-2013 06:47:23 | More by warpedrevolution
Session Fest from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
83 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.