Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Beertsipper, Jul 17, 2019.
Jai Alai helps combat the heat rather well.
Seconded. Many a big, dry saison would do the trick, but there are few bigger and few if any better than that one.
Nothing is more thirst-quenching than a full bottle of room temperature Bourbon County on a hot, humid summer day.
Allagash Sixteen Counties is hard to beat.
Right now at this very moment? Supa sumo from toppling goliath.
I find the Augustiner Maximator to be another one that you can enjoy a few of in a sitting, and I've jokingly referred to it as a 'bock and a half' more than once before. I'm sure it gets dinged in the score department for not being so huge and overwhelming, but to me that's more a benefit than a knock.
Yes, it actually had plenty of the pils attributes in look, aroma, taste, etc., but the malt liquor question isn't completely inapt. It did have some sweeter cereal flavors on the front end--not quite adjunct sweet, but in line with your thinking--and it did have a hint of booze at the end. However, it had nice floral aroma and finish. The carbonation and crispness kept it remarkably in line. It was more like a boozed up pils than an attempt at making a malt liquor taste better.
I second Hennepin.
Actually, all of the above.
As @WIexile would understand, I never knew refreshment until the time I shotgunned a King Sue while tailgating at Miller Park.
Based on what's available in my area (huge factor) I go with Swami's 6.8% (close enough to 7%), dry&crisp.
I get creating a refreshing heavyweight non NEIPA thread, but to cut lagers, pilsners, AND sessions as options seems a tad restricting. Let's start the most refreshing Russian Imperial Stout thread next!
But in attempt to fit the mold:
The very recent Surly Collab, Nokken (Belgian Saison) is foremost in my mind
Green Bench - The Obscure (British Barleywine)
Hoof Hearted - Roller Blabe DIPA
Toppling Goliath - Supa' Sumo (DIPA)
Phase Three - Low Ceilings (DIPA)
Ooops. Forgot Hennepin.
For some reason the first thing to come to mind was Captain Lawrence's Golden Delicious, a tripel aged in apple brandy barrels.
I'll second Mas Agave. It's great after a few hours of hot yard work!
Like others, I don't know if I'd put "refreshing" and "7%+ " in the same sentence. That said, I would say Hennipin and Tank 7 would qualify - like other said.
I'd add Duvel, Saison Dupont (though it's only 6.5%) Pretty much any Tripel, as long as it's fresh and cooled slightly below cellar temp.
Personally I really find Dogfish Head 90 minute to be very easy drinking. Then again I've been know to drain a whole six pack of Bigfoot in one night, so make of that what you will.
Strange thread, but if I had to choose: Two-Hearted or the new HA Bodem IPA. The latter is like beer-candy to me and I cannot figure out why I love it so much. It's like the bacon of beers for me (lately). So easy-drinking...
But under 7%?, and this will sound a little blasphemous to you usual Belgian-lovers, I love REALLY REALLY cold Orval when it's hot. Sumpin' about it... just hits the spot.
I will offer up a double shot from Hoof Hearted Brewing out of Marengo, Ohio. The first is Quit Your Fussin' On Me, a 9% sour DIPA with raspberry, blackberry, boysenberry with vanilla and milk sugar. The other is South of Eleven, a 10.2% DIPA that is big and juicy with a nice dank pine but doesn't drink north of that ABV.
The guys that find brandy barrel-aged barleywines / tripels “refreshing” - we salute your high levels of testosterone