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Your favorite beers 4% or under

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by AlcahueteJ, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    I did not use the word "session" because that starts a shit storm of people arguing what they think a "session" beer is. I put numbers around it though, so it doesn't get out of hand in terms of people mentioning double IPAs.

    I think we're at the point in American craft brewing where we can actually name a decent amount of beers 4% or under. And please no "Well, Goose Island Honker's Ale is 4.2% abv, so it's not TECHNICALLY 4% or under."
  2. cavedave

    cavedave Member

    Location:
    New York
  3. mpayne5

    mpayne5 Member

    Location:
    Indiana
  4. Hanzo

    Hanzo Member

    Location:
    Virginia
  5. ShanePB

    ShanePB Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    NG Raspberry Tart, NG Belgian Red, Bell's Oarsman, and a local Iron Hill Berliner is really good.
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  6. Brew33

    Brew33 Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    Lawsons Spring Fever.

    I love that stuff!
  7. alysmith4

    alysmith4 Member

    Bolt Cutter, but it might technically be a tad over 4%.
  8. DougOLis

    DougOLis Member

    Location:
    California
    The Bruery Hottenroth Berliner Weisse
    Fuller's Chiswick Bitter
    Alpine Tuatara (4.2 but close)
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  9. gory4d

    gory4d Member

    Location:
    New York
    One I've had recently is Westbrook Gose. Good stuff.
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  10. TheNightwatchman

    TheNightwatchman Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Right at 4%

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    Awesome beer, but only available at the brewery on cask. :(

    I wish I didn't live an hour away from Victory. It isn't exactly convenient to stop by for a few pints when the mood strikes me.
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  11. Momar42

    Momar42 Member

    Location:
    Maryland
    In addition to the ones listed above:
    Jester King Le Petite Prince
    Westbrook Weisse Weisse Baby (and a +1 for the name too. Word to your mother.)
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  12. od_sf

    od_sf Member

    Location:
    California
  13. zid

    zid Member

    Location:
    New York
    Truly awesome!
    Pops up on tap here in NYC quite a bit.
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  14. TheNightwatchman

    TheNightwatchman Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania

    I didn't realize they distributed it at all. Interesting. I've never seen it in any bars here.
  15. steve8robin

    steve8robin Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Wisconsin Belgian Red. Yummo!
  16. fredmugs

    fredmugs Member

    Location:
    Indiana
  17. RummyRedbeard

    RummyRedbeard Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Notch cerne pivo
  18. Momar42

    Momar42 Member

    Location:
    Maryland
    This is a beer I really can't get enough of.
  19. MLeicht

    MLeicht Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    Monkey Chased the Weasel from Carton Brewing at 3.9%
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  20. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Member

    Location:
    New York
    None. I've never had one.
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  21. fox227

    fox227 Member

    Location:
    California
    I've only had one. It's a new-ish session IPA from Rip Current at 3.8%. It tasted quite good.
  22. vurt

    vurt Member

    Location:
    Oregon
    Another vote for Fuller's Chiswick Bitter. So tasty and satisfying, and only 3.8%.

    Beachwood BBQ Alpha Waves packs a ton of hoppy goodness, and also weighs in at 3.8%.

    (Barely missing the cut: the amazing Red Swingline sour IPA from Trinity, at 4.1%.)
  23. litheum94

    litheum94 Member

    Location:
    California
    Bear Republic Tartare and Drakes Alpha & Omega Sessions.
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  24. vurt

    vurt Member

    Location:
    Oregon
    Also: de Garde's Bu Weisse and Cranberry Bu Weisse are both under 3%, and are terrific.
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  25. mnstorm99

    mnstorm99 Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
  26. Corkpuller

    Corkpuller Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Uncle Teddy's. Amazing brew.
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  27. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Member

    Location:
    Iowa
    I'd definitely say Surly Bitter Brewer and Schell's Star of the North too. Jester King's Le Petit Prince Table Beer is also pretty solid.
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  28. Ant7780

    Ant7780 Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    O'Douls ;)
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  29. jmw

    jmw Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    Uinta Wyld is admirable.
  30. Torontoblue

    Torontoblue Member

    Location:
    Alberta (Canada)
    ^^^This!!
  31. Resuin

    Resuin Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Hill Farmstead Walden - so much delicious, hoppy flavor for a 4% blonde ale.
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  32. DaveAnderson

    DaveAnderson Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    This. And quite a few Berliner Weisse varieties, naturally.

    Does 4.01% count? Because Ruby Redbird is a surprisingly tasty and refreshing hot weather beer.
  33. maltdevil

    maltdevil Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Wachusett Light IPA.....lots of flavor of malts & hops. I prefer it over their regular IPA.
  34. Too many to decide on a favourite but here's a couple which I can never resist when I see them on cask; here's Belvoir brewery's Dark Horse which is simply amazing for a 3.4% ABV beer. I'd already had a decent couple of swigs from the glass before they topped it up.
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    And from the same stable, Belvoir Star , a traditional bitter which goes down singing hymns at 3.9% ABV
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    Notice the lacing; impressive as this was about the last pint from the cask.
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  35. Torontoblue

    Torontoblue Member

    Location:
    Alberta (Canada)
    Used to always enjoy Banks's Dark Mild & their original. I truly do miss UK ales :(
  36. SadMachine

    SadMachine Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    Serendipity
    Monkey Chased the Weasel
    Westbrook Gose
    Spring Fever
    Hottenroth

    All of these are outstanding beers with very little kick (4.0% being the highest). I just had Monkey Chased the Weasel for the first time last night and freaking loved it!
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  37. eatabagofbooger

    eatabagofbooger Member

    Location:
    Oregon
    Dupont Avril
    HotD Little Dogs
    DeGarde Bu Weiss
    Deschutes River Ale

    All awesome and super flavorful while being at or under 4%. I'm always stoked to see these threads, and am stoked that the list of beers I can respond with keeps growing!
  38. 57md

    57md Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Anderson Valley Wee Geech
  39. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Great input so far!

    And because I started it, here's a few I haven't seen mentioned off the top of my head...(unfortunately all local, I would have mentioned others that aren't local, but they've been posted already)

    Pretty Things Magnifico (3.4%)
    Notch Saison (3.8%)
    Notch Cerne Pivo (4%)
    Notch Session Pils (4.%)
    Notch Tafelbier (2.8%)
    Mayflower Summer Rye (3.8%)
    The Tap Intergalactic Acid (3%)
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  40. VictorWisc

    VictorWisc Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Schweppes Orange Seltzer, well chilled... Oh, wait!:eek:

    Actually, I would like to try the Westbrook Gose, but I don't see it around here...

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