Session Fest | Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

BA SCORE
83
good
205 Ratings
Session FestSession Fest
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Oregon, United States
fullsailbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

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

Added by msubulldog25 on 09-30-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
205
Reviews:
88
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
10.96%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 205 |  Reviews: 88
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
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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Photo of Zorro
3.23/5  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.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of WunderLlama
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
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%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of TheSSG
4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

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Session Fest from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
3.65 out of 5 based on 205 ratings.
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