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Session Fest - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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BA SCORE
83
good

156 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 78
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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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%

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

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

California

3.24/5  rDev -11.5%

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.

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
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WunderLlama

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

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.

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

Florida

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
Session Fest from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
83 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.