Perhaps it's just me, but I find that there are a series of beers that I frequently describe as "on the borderline" between ale and lager. These beers are also my favorites! While I love a good DIPA and a nice BBA stout, I find that it is those more "sessionable" brews that have strong characteristics of both an ale and a lager are my favorites. I am talking about bocks, doppelbocks (not that sessionable I suppose), altbiers, kolsch, cream ales, kristalweizen and California commons. My questions to you are: 1.) What other styles embody characteristics of both ale and lager? Additionally, any recommendations on specific brewers or brews that I should search out? 2.) What is it about the yeast that gives these beers such qualities. I know the deal with California commons (lager yeast fermented at ale temps), but what about some of the others I listed, why, upon drinking them do I seriously need to think about whether it's an ale or a lager (as opposed to a DIPA which, once it touches my lips, I know is an ale)? Help me understand the science. and 3.) Who else searches out and loves these types of beers as I do? Thanks for your input!