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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Indifferent, May 8, 2012.
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Wasn't aware anyone on this site still knew what a session beer was...
HF Edward, at 5.2%, is my favorite session beer...
For me it's Even Keel. Very nice smell and taste at 3.8%. La Petite Prince is another favorite.
Otter Creek Over Easy
Lost Nation Gose
modern english style ipa is sessionable, thats why i somehow find the concept of session ipa pretty strange.........
anyway,for me, leupser dunkel or büchenbacher vollbier from bayerischer anstich,please.
Muskoka Detour is my absolute go-to Session brew. It's an IPA at 4.3% and I doubt they could've made a tastier beer. It has the same qualities as a full strength IPA, but slightly dimmed. A pinnacle of drinkability in my opinion.
Second for Pinner. My new favorite. As far as easily obtained sessions. Would love to see it released in 12 packs.
A good gose or berliner for the win IMO.
Creature Comforts - Athena
Westbrook Brewing - Gose
Rapp - Gose (I wish I could get my hands on this all of the time)
I've recently had Anderson Valley Blood Orange Gose which I can see myself drinking a lot of during the Texas summer. Also had the NB Slow Ride last night and was impressed.
No you can't...
Jackie Os Razz Wheat
I am thoroughly biased as it is my recipe that is used for it, but Three Notch'd Session 42 is pretty much the best thing after Timothy Taylor Landlord when it comes to a best bitter. Also worth hunting out are Starr Hill Dark Starr Stout, any of the Kout na Sumave pale lagers, Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted, and either of Cromarty Happy chappy or Atlantic Drift.
Founders All Day always goes down nicely.
The only USA session beer I've had that I would consider to be outstanding as a beer in its own right (i.e. no allowances for low ABV) is Surly Bitter Brewer. This is a true session beer in the British definition (4% ABV), and it is not even trying to be an IPA. It is an American take on a British bitter (and not even the ESB, which most American brewers go for if they brew a bitter at all).
Central Waters Hop Rise is also good (but not as good as the Bitter Brewer), and it is pushing up into the 4.5% ABV range. It tastes to me more like an APA than an IPA (the brewer just lists it as a "session ale", but this site classifies it as an "American IPA".)
Founders All Day is in third place, but it is pushing the ABV up to 4.7%, and even so, it not as good as the above two.
21st Century Bitter American is undrinkable hop water, IMO.
There are a number of very good lagers and light ales (Kölschs, Pilseners,...) that hover in the 4.5 - 5% range, that make good hot weather beers.
'15 Beer Camp...seriously...
Modern Times Fortunate Islands. Pretty much the only one I drink.
I was just gifted a can of Lawson's Finest Liquids' Super Session #2........ wow, I've never had a session like that. Little bit of malt for mouthfeel and a load of hops, finished and dry hopped with Amarillo.
Firestone Walker Pale 31. 4.9%.
Doesn't taste like dirty hop water.
I've just had a good IPA brewed in Formby: Revolution Amber IPA. 4%, bitter but with a nice bit of malt; a really nice sipper. Why drink anything stronger?
I've been liking a couple local ones I recently found: Salish Sea ISA and Sumerian ISA.
The Prince is fantastic in the early afternoon, continuing on to evening...all day long...easily a great session beer.
Kenzinger goes down pretty well in numbers on a hot Philly day.
Founder's All Day IPA and Lagunitas Daytime
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