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Session Fest - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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BA SCORE
83
good

151 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 151
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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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
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WunderLlama

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a pilsner glass

Reddish brown clear liquid, faint carbonation, pencil thick white foam head floats on top.

Sweet malty aroma. Sweet corn, bread.

Taste of malt,fizz of carbonation quickly subsides, slight bite on the side of the tongue, smooth clean finish.

Medium mouthfeel, chewy.

Didn't know what to expect from this red lager but it reminds me of a Marzen. Good, pleasant beer that if offered I would accept . Not something I would aggressively seek out but a worthy choice.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 23:47:26 | More by WunderLlama
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

09-28-2013 00:54:21 | More by ROGUE16
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Bustersuess

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-21-2013 17:24:00 | More by Bustersuess
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alex_hart

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

04-20-2013 16:23:28 | More by alex_hart
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ufmj

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

02-25-2013 21:33:00 | More by ufmj
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speedvagen

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.3%

02-25-2013 00:26:22 | More by speedvagen
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DrewBest

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +23%

02-02-2013 14:33:10 | More by DrewBest
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-27-2013 02:54:47 | More by DerwinWentworth
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TheSSG

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice, dense head that is slightly red and has good persistence. Sweet malt aroma with a slight spiciness to it. A copper-yellow-brown color. Starts with a nice, mild hop bitterness that is somewhat spicy, with sweet malt supporting it. Builds to a medium-low bitterness, and then the malt just comes in and sits atop the floral, spicy hops.

This is really, really nice. Easily the best lager I've had from the Western United States. It's like an Oktoberfest-light. The smooth malt and medium bitterness are balanced wonderfully (not as well as a Wisconsin lager, but this is not to discredit this brew), with a slight spiciness to it.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 01:32:24 | More by TheSSG
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erogers

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-17-2013 07:16:02 | More by erogers
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TheRealBigC

Nevada

3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Session beers provide a tasty, highly sessionable beer with a fairly low price point. Of course, their bottles are only 11oz. so you're not getting any particular bargain over a pack of Sam Adams or Sierra Nevada, but their lagers provice a more basic taste tailored for sessions. Our local store had 12 packs of these marked down to $6. Can't help but pick one up. This one is a little more robust than the classic or black lagers. Hops + carbonation have quite a bite. It's a good, if unremarkable taste. To me, it's not quite as sessionable as the others, but it's worth a shot, especially if you get it at the price I did. It'll go well with a lot of food too.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 16:41:11 | More by TheRealBigC
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hannaho

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-04-2013 15:50:06 | More by hannaho
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear medium brownish-red with a slight bit of chill haze. Just a small white head fading to some splotches after a couple of minutes.

A lot of grass in the aroma along with some toast and caramel much like the regular Session lager with a little extra roast.

The aroma translates well into the flavor with grass/hay up front followed by some light toast and caramel. There is a little sweetness and a thicker body than a typical amber lager might have along with some light bitterness.

Overall, a tasty amber lager and one that, as the name would suggest, is quite sessionable. One to pick up if you see it around.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2013 23:24:51 | More by rangerred
Session Fest from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
83 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.