Session Fest

Oregon
United States
Session Fest
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
87
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

Session Fest is a Czech-style strong lager called polotmavé or literally “light dark or semi-dark.” Session Fest has a medium-to-full body balancing candy caramel and full malt flavors that are underscored by a spicy hoppiness that provides a nice perfume with citrus and pine overtones and a long clean finish.

Profile

ABV: 
6.20%
IBUs: 
22
Served at: 
45°
Hops: 
Glacier, Cascade.
Malts: 
Two-Row Pale, Munich, Caramel, Wheat.
Judges Review 
Phil Farrell's picture
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Brilliantly clear orange-amber with consistent off-white foam, this beer’s aroma is extremely clean and features toasty malt. As the beer warms, the hint of floral hops is superseded by pine and a touch of citrus. The flavor is the same pleasant contradiction of clean European toasty malt and light American pine and grapefruit flavors. The body is moderately full and there is a touch of alcohol in the firmly bitter finish. A complex malt melanoidin lingers in the aftertaste with just a touch of pine resin. My impression was that of a clean Oktoberfest with a little extra alcohol, West Coast hop character and the bitterness of a Maibock to cleanse the palate.