Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by BILF, Feb 7, 2013.
What is the best session you have ever had?
The night before NYE a couple years ago. Here's the list:
For me, a De Ranke Pere Noel on tap started the evening (though it was still afternoon at this point). Next up was a 750 ml of St Bernardus Christmas Ale, split 4 ways. Then we drank a 1.5 liter magnum of 2000 Chimay Grand Reserve (the blue label), split 5 ways. Next up was a 750 ml of regular Chimay Blue. Then we did a blind tasting of Westvleteren 12 vs. Rochefort 10 - to do this we busted into 2-3 bottles of the Westy, 3 bottles of the Rochefort (BTW we all agreed that Westy was better).
Then we had Pliny the Elder - 2 or 3 bottles.
Then we shifted into stouts, beginning with a 750 of Cigar City's Marshall Khuzov. Next up was a bomber of Surly Darkness. Then a 750 ml of Alesmith Speedway Stout. Then bottles of Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout.
Finally, at about 2:00 a.m., it was time for Founders Breakfast Stout.
I think that pretty much counts as epic.
Between 4 people
damn dyslexia i thought we were talking session beer.
I don't remember any of them.
Yep. That's epic. In fact it is fantasy in my humble reality. That's the type of reply I was hoping for. You lead an opulant lifestyle foundationed by good taste.
I did mean sessionable beer, but hey the opening reply set the bar.
always my next one...
I surely can't compete with the best beer session.
So I'll answer what the question was meant to ask...
the best session beer is Fuller's London Pride.
London Pride isn't a session beer.
It's over 4.0%. Their session beer is Chiswick Bitter at 3.5%.
Probably my birthday last year: Supplication batch 2, consecration batch 2, surly five, cuvee des jacobins, '11 abyss, bunch of other good stuff.
There are many competing definitions for sure.
As well as 4%, I've seen 4.5% claimed to be the limit most often(although I admit Pride is .2% over even that), and as high as 5.1%
I change my answer to:
Under the 4% limit my homebrewed english dark mild is my favorite (I can't think of a commercial example of a beer under 4% that is available to me)
Under the 4.5% limit Goose Island Honkers Ale
Under the 5.1% limit Fuller's London Pride
That one time I found PtE on tap and had 3 tulips of it. What a day.
Drinking beer with my mates in Laramie. The beer was extraordinary but couldn't match the company I was with. You KNOW who you are.
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