Favorite session beers?

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  1. Fezzik1970

    Fezzik1970 Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2014 New Jersey

    Boat, Boat & Boat and to round it out, Boat
     
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  2. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Meyvn (1,119) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    Wasn't aware anyone on this site still knew what a session beer was...
     
  3. meb3476

    meb3476 Aspirant (208) Apr 1, 2013 Massachusetts

    HF Edward, at 5.2%, is my favorite session beer...
     
  4. Northtexan

    Northtexan Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2014 Texas

    For me it's Even Keel. Very nice smell and taste at 3.8%. La Petite Prince is another favorite.
     
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  5. Givemebeer

    Givemebeer Zealot (527) Apr 6, 2013 Vermont

    Carton Boat
    Otter Creek Over Easy
    Yards Brawler
    Weihenstephaner Original
    Lost Nation Gose
     
  6. Lurchus

    Lurchus Initiate (190) Jan 19, 2014 Germany

    modern english style ipa is sessionable, thats why i somehow find the concept of session ipa pretty strange.........

    anyway,for me, leupser dunkel or b├╝chenbacher vollbier from bayerischer anstich,please.
     
  7. PorterPro125

    PorterPro125 Champion (826) Jan 19, 2013 New Brunswick (Canada)

    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.
     
  8. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Initiate (65) Sep 4, 2014 Connecticut

    Second for Pinner. My new favorite. As far as easily obtained sessions. Would love to see it released in 12 packs.
     
  9. TonyJ815

    TonyJ815 Disciple (367) Apr 3, 2013 Florida
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    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)
     
  10. Karibourgeois

    Karibourgeois Poo-Bah (2,092) Jul 28, 2013 Texas

    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.
     
  11. 31Sam13

    31Sam13 Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2014 New Hampshire

    No you can't...
     
  12. williamjbauer

    williamjbauer Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2012 Colorado

    Westbrook Gose
    Jackie Os Razz Wheat
     
  13. velkyal

    velkyal Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2008 Virginia

    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.
     
  14. AricGresko

    AricGresko Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Founders All Day always goes down nicely.
     
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  15. MNAle

    MNAle Poo-Bah (1,628) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota
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    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 (K├Âlschs, Pilseners,...) that hover in the 4.5 - 5% range, that make good hot weather beers.
     
  16. 31Sam13

    31Sam13 Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2014 New Hampshire

    '15 Beer Camp...seriously...
     
  17. Himself

    Himself Initiate (170) May 20, 2014 Massachusetts

  18. MisSigsFan

    MisSigsFan Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2013 California

    Modern Times Fortunate Islands. Pretty much the only one I drink.
     
  19. Himself

    Himself Initiate (170) May 20, 2014 Massachusetts

    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.
     
  20. jcos

    jcos Devotee (489) Nov 23, 2009 Maryland
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    Firestone Walker Pale 31. 4.9%.

    Doesn't taste like dirty hop water.
     
  21. LordCrabapple

    LordCrabapple Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2006 United Kingdom (England)

    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?
     
  22. Sound_Explorer

    Sound_Explorer Poo-Bah (1,784) Dec 29, 2013 Washington
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    I've been liking a couple local ones I recently found: Salish Sea ISA and Sumerian ISA.
     
  23. deford

    deford Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2013 California

    The Prince is fantastic in the early afternoon, continuing on to evening...all day long...easily a great session beer.
     
  24. scottbrew4u

    scottbrew4u Savant (917) Feb 2, 2005 Pennsylvania

    Kenzinger goes down pretty well in numbers on a hot Philly day.
     
  25. Jaszucs

    Jaszucs Aspirant (265) Apr 27, 2015 Indiana
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    Founder's All Day IPA and Lagunitas Daytime
     
  26. phillyhops

    phillyhops Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2014 New Jersey

    nightshift whirlpool and carton boat
     
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