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Session Fest - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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BA SCORE
83
good

177 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 11
Gots: 8 | 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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Photo of Zorro
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.

Photo of seavercm
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of WunderLlama
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.

Photo of ROGUE16
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of TheSSG
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.

Photo of erogers
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of TheRealBigC
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.

Photo of hannaho
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Session Fest from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
83 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.