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Refreshing, pleasant beers?

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  1. BJasny

    BJasny Disciple (378) Jul 10, 2011 Texas

    When I'm really thirsty for a tasty beer, particularly after I work out, I sometimes want to drink something more drinkable and pleasant than the imperial stouts and IPAs that I have been drinking lately (which, while obviously exceptionally pleasant as well, are not what I am looking for in a situation like this). That being said, other than obviously "The World's Most Refreshing Beer" of Coors Light, what styles in general and beers in particular would you suggest?
  2. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Poo-Bah (2,043) Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    Sam Adams Noble Pils. Boulevard 80-acre Hoppy Wheat
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  3. godlessape

    godlessape Disciple (382) Dec 12, 2010 Georgia

    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. You can't go wrong with that brew.
  4. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poo-Bah (2,459) Jun 18, 2002 Arizona

  5. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,206) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico


    (Since Funkwerks doesn't make it to Texas.)
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  6. jlenik

    jlenik Disciple (374) Jan 22, 2009 New Jersey
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    Carton Boat Beer
    Stone Levitation
    Sam Adams Boston Lager and Oktoberfest
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  7. LankFreudRyte

    LankFreudRyte Initiate (59) Mar 13, 2008 Illinois
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    All of the above are excellent choices; however, my go to sessional, post-athletic endeavor ale would be three floyds 'pride and joy'. Not complex; but, easy drinking and a favorite of many.
  8. DubbelTrubbel

    DubbelTrubbel Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2012 Georgia

  9. jimmyr78

    jimmyr78 Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2013 Missouri
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    New Glarus Spotted Cow. So clean, crisp, and tasty.
  10. ja1022

    ja1022 Initiate (163) Sep 27, 2009 Indiana

    Zombie Dust or Founders All Day IPA.
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  11. jrbchef

    jrbchef Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2011 Connecticut

    A summer or so ago my go-to beer was Widmere Citra blonde summer ale.
  12. 5thOhio

    5thOhio Zealot (501) May 13, 2007 South Carolina

    "Refreshing, pleasant beers?"

    Yes they are. Yes indeed.
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  13. TinCup69

    TinCup69 Initiate (0) Jun 26, 2012 West Virginia

    I just had my first one and I would agree 100000%. Extremely refreshing!
  14. Chugs13

    Chugs13 Zealot (599) Dec 11, 2011 New Jersey
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    A nice German Hefe., Weinhenstephaner/Schneider/Ayinger take your pick.
  15. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Devotee (497) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts
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    Not quite that time of the year, but Peak's Simcoe Spring and Summer Session are two of my favorite "lighter" beers.

    Also, SN Kellerweiss is amazing on a warm day.
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  16. diesel59

    diesel59 Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2012 New York

    Reissdorf Kolsch...................... very refreshing..............
  17. je1129

    je1129 Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2011 Iowa

    Spotted Cow for sure, Boulevard pilsner, Hofbrau original, Great lakes Dortmunder gold all hit that spot for me.
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  18. krl2112

    krl2112 Crusader (719) Nov 10, 2012 Illinois
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    Hands down my favorite for this post would be Surly Hell. Absolutely love it!!!!
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  19. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2012 Indiana
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    Sun king Osiris is perfect for a refresher. May need 3 or 4.

    Zombie Dust for me. But may be a bit over the top for some.
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  20. Mr_Brodie

    Mr_Brodie Initiate (16) Dec 13, 2012 New York
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    Captain Lawrence Captain's Kolsch is extremely refreshing. Every person I have given one too has loved it, including the people who swear by the silver bullet
    I see a few other people listed a Kolsch. It looks like the best available Kolsch you can get is your answer. For NY it's the Captain's.
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  21. homerbunker

    homerbunker Aspirant (228) Sep 8, 2009 New Jersey

    Victory Prima Pils
  22. Savearth

    Savearth Disciple (322) Mar 5, 2012 Michigan
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    +1 on the NG Spotted Cow. Had forgotten about it since I haven't had it since last summer. Good call!
  23. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2012 Illinois
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    Victory Summer Love. Pleasantly surprised by this one.
  24. elfcounsul

    elfcounsul Initiate (153) Nov 6, 2008 Kentucky

    Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold, Sam Adams Noble Pils, Hoegaarden, Founders Centennial IPA, and Schlafly Dry Hopped APA and their American IPA.
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  25. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (1,782) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    Terrapin's Easy Rider
  26. KillerBrews

    KillerBrews Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2013 Texas

    saint arnold weedwhacker, a hefe styled kolsch. great "beer" beer. also, the recent new albion release is also a phenomenal "beer" beer, with just enough bitterness to keep you coming back. but my old standby is bombshell blonde by southern star. great, and for 7 a 6er? who wouldnt?
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  27. newitalic

    newitalic Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2010 Massachusetts

    Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse
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  28. WYVYRN527

    WYVYRN527 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2007 Minnesota

    For me it's usually Victory Prima Pils, Sierra Nevada Pale, Surly Hell, or Schell's Pils.
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  29. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Michigan


    But it's COLD ACTIVATED! When the mountains turn blue, it's as cold as the Rockies!

    PvW Bourbon Barrel that shit and we'd all tripping on our Dark Lords to get some......

    But seriously, I have to go with the Prima Pils! But if I just finish the lawn (weird to think about in this bleak winter...) I usually grab an Oberon. Tastes like summer to me
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  30. mcrago

    mcrago Aspirant (281) Oct 6, 2012 Indiana

    I think Saison Rue was quite pleasant.
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  31. BigCheese

    BigCheese Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2009 Massachusetts

    Bitburger pils

    Ayinger helles. Or any munich helles lager for that matter
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  32. BJasny

    BJasny Disciple (378) Jul 10, 2011 Texas

    Thank you for all of the suggestions so far; I'll definitely keep them in mind. It seems like most people suggest pilsners and hefes which is kind of what I was expecting. I'm definitely open to more German suggestions as well as I haven't been drinking much German beer lately.
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  33. Northlax3

    Northlax3 Initiate (85) Aug 19, 2012 New Jersey
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    Since you mentioned you drink IPAs...

    Victory Headwaters Pale Ale.
  34. BJasny

    BJasny Disciple (378) Jul 10, 2011 Texas

    I like pale ales a lot too, I haven't gotten around to trying Headwaters yet though.
  35. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    SN Kellerweis usually does a great job scratching that itch. As does Two-Hearted.

    A good German lager like Weihenstephaner Original, Warsteiner Dunkel, or Augustiner Edelstoff works well too.
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  36. DinoFight

    DinoFight Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2013 Arizona

    Going to go with my summer seasonal favorite, Sierra Nevada Summerfest.
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  37. mecummins

    mecummins Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2012 Illinois

    Exactly what I was thinking. Spotted Cow is just perfect any time of the year. I'd also say Lagunitas A Little Sumpin Sumpin. So delicious and refreshing.
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  38. antilite

    antilite Initiate (158) Jan 1, 2012 Florida

    Noble, Sam Octo, and SN Sumfest are can't miss refreshing. And, if I may commit a minor misdemeanor, all are good right out of the bottle. Noses be darned.
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  39. marquis

    marquis Crusader (741) Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    Refreshing defines session beer. Anything over 4% ABV causes dehydration.
    On a hot day I usually go for the weakest beer in the pub unless a) it's one i don't really enjoy or b) I see something I really like!
    Fortunately there's masses of choice anywhere I go.
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  40. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Zealot (596) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    I have a few crafty selections that come to mind for me North Coast's Scrimshaw, Breckinridge's Agave Wheat, summer seasonals I like Columbus Brewing's Summer Teeth & Brooklyn's Summer seasonal.
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