Full flavored lower abv beers

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  1. DaveAnderson

    DaveAnderson Devotee (479) Jan 11, 2011 Minnesota

    Nothing boring about Avril, despite the 3.5%.
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  2. arfenhouse

    arfenhouse Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2012 California

    SNPA, Deschute's Black Butte Porter, Sam Smith's Taddy Porter/Oatmeal Stout, Anchor Porter, Anderson Valley Oatmeal Stout, and Young's Double Chocolate Stout are my low EBV go-to beers.
  3. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2013 New York

    Calm down. Besides, a BA is not a real human classification...unless of course you truly aspire to be an Alstrom disciple
  4. mporter13

    mporter13 Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2011 Oregon

    Pale 31. Mmm...
  5. BILF

    BILF Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2010 Israel

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  6. ZethOfTheNorth

    ZethOfTheNorth Devotee (404) Jan 31, 2012 Louisiana

    As a non-southerner living in New Orleans, it's somewhat annoying to be inundated by tons of bland session beers that deep south brewers apparently think are the only things people in hot places want or can handle.

    That said, NOLA Blonde is the perfect one, at just under 5%.

    Also, all Mainers should be bringing home cases of Allagash House Beer, 4.5% and sold from the brewery only.
  7. cubbyswans

    cubbyswans Aspirant (238) Jun 10, 2008 Missouri
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    I guess your sarcasm detector is broken? :rolling_eyes:
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  8. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,326) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    Well, you did forget the rest of the slogan: "...but bring a spoon because you'll want to get every drop."

    Edit - Oh, wait- wrong international corporation. Diageo ~ Campbell's - easy mistake. :wink:
  9. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Zealot (582) Nov 29, 2006 Colorado

    Crooked Stave table saison is amazing and like, 4%. I also really enjoy old number 38 from North coast, it's a dry irish stout packed with flavor. If you can get Prost beers they make several great German style session beers.
  10. cmoody91

    cmoody91 Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2010 Illinois

    Jester King Le Petit Prince is pretty delicious. Low ABV table beer. Very food friendly beer too.
  11. yankeefan287

    yankeefan287 Aspirant (235) Feb 23, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I had Ballast Point Even Keel a few months ago on draft and for being 3.86% it had loads of flavor. If I could find it in bottles I would buy it all the time.
  12. Tut

    Tut Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2004 New York

    I didn't check your age and given the level of commentary I've seen on this site in recent years, it's reasonable to assume you were serious.
  13. seplo

    seplo Aspirant (271) Sep 8, 2009 Connecticut
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    Just had my first Worker's Comp Saison by Two Roads and im not at all into that style but that was a tasty beer at 4.8%....CHEERS
  14. Mark_Graves

    Mark_Graves Initiate (0) Apr 21, 2012 Georgia

    Mikkeller vs Jester King Drink'n the Sunbelt
    Jester King - Le Petit Prince

    Both absolutely wonderful LABV brews
  15. Moose90

    Moose90 Meyvn (1,455) Nov 25, 2012 Washington
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    Most Sam Smiths stuff is 5.5% and tasty!
  16. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,500) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    Surly Bitter Brewer @ 4% also Schells Hefe @ 4%
  17. WestCoastBrew2

    WestCoastBrew2 Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2011 Vermont

    Drakes Alpha Session, 3.8% abv with tons of amazing hop flavor. Wish this could be a year round release
  18. AnotherImperial

    AnotherImperial Aspirant (241) Oct 29, 2012 Arizona

    A few that come to mind...

    Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout @ 5.0%
    Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout @ 5.0%
    Anderson Valley Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout @ 5.7%
    Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin @ 5.5%
  19. MisterGrizz

    MisterGrizz Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Texas

    My $.02:

    Founders Porter - 6.5%
    FFF Zombie Dust - 6.4%
    512 Pecan Porter - 6.8%
    Jester King Das Wunderkind - 4.2%
    Green Flash Rayon Vert - 7%
    Left Hand Milk Stout - 6%
    Revolver Blood and Honey - 5.5%

    All great brews I'd never turn down in my book.
  20. 05Harley

    05Harley Devotee (447) Feb 8, 2008 New Hampshire

    Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock is full of flavor and clocks in at 6.7%.
    Well priced and you can get it just about anywhere.
  21. grinnellj

    grinnellj Initiate (48) Mar 20, 2011 Michigan
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    I second Founders Porter.
  22. incapacitant

    incapacitant Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2011 New York

    Flying Dog Underdog Atlantic Lager 4.7%
  23. mintjellie

    mintjellie Defender (630) Oct 2, 2005 Ontario (Canada)

    Thornbridge Kipling IPA. A single hop IPA brewed with Nelson Sauvin hops.

    Victory Prima Pils.

    Schlenkerla Rauchbier Maerzen.

    Fullers Bottle Conditioned IPA.
  24. Bitter_Echo

    Bitter_Echo Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2012 Michigan

    In addition to those sessionable IPA's from Founders and Lagunitas, I'm thinking North Peak Wanderer IPA at around 4 point-something-ish ABV, should be mentioned. Great summer go-to's.
  25. cjoc83

    cjoc83 Aspirant (282) Jul 31, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    Victory Prima Pils
    Sam Smith Oatmeal Stout
    Duchess de Bourgogne
    Pretty much most Lambics
    Orange Fanta
    Seltzer water
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