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Session Fest - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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BA SCORE
83
good

183 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 11
Gots: 14 | 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:
Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 09-30-2011

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
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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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.

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of DrDemento456
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

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3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

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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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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%

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3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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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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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Session Fest from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
83 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.