What are your lowest ABV WOW beers?

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  1. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,995) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Hey, thanks- looks right up my alley. The label doesn't look familiar, so I haven't seen it around, but at least I'll know it when I see it.
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  2. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,985) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    I'll put in a plug for the @DESTIHL Wild Sours. These have everything I look for in a low ABV beer. Tasty, refreshing, great with light foods.
  3. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,931) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    Backcountry Brewing's Breakfast Stout at 4.40% for me.
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  4. HuskyHawk

    HuskyHawk Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2014 Massachusetts

    Night Shift Whirlpool
    Lawson's Super Session #2
    Coast 32/50 Kolsch
    Fullers Black Cab
    Sam Smith's Oatmeal Stout
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  5. Czequershuus

    Czequershuus Poo-Bah (2,112) Feb 7, 2014 Minnesota

    Off Color Yuzu Fierce was bloody amazing. I also adore Milds, and Surly's is an awesome one.
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  6. jtirpak22

    jtirpak22 Initiate (0) Aug 27, 2015 Washington

    Just about anything from de Garde or Holy Mountain. Both typically produce low-ABV beers and I'd be more than happy if I couldn't drink from anywhere else.
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  7. mickyge

    mickyge Poo-Bah (1,982) Nov 1, 2014 Massachusetts

    got to be Whirlpool from Night Shift
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  8. MacMalt

    MacMalt Poo-Bah (5,641) Jan 28, 2015 New Jersey
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    A few of my favorite low ABV's:

    Carton Sit Down Son (4.0)
    Carton Boat (4.2)
    Kostritzer Schwartzbier (4.8)
    Arcobrau Zwickl Lager (5.2)
    Fuller's ESB (5.9)
    Orval Trappist (6.2)
    Founders Porter (6.5)
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  9. mikeinportc

    mikeinportc Poo-Bah (1,809) Nov 4, 2015 New York

    Perennial Tart Hopfentea (4.2%)
    Off-Color Yuzu Fierce (3.8%)
    Evil Twin Mission Gose (4.0%)
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  10. Giantspace

    Giantspace Savant (985) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Boat.....by far the best
    Even Keel
    Slow Ride

    off the top of my head

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  11. Giantspace

    Giantspace Savant (985) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Summer wheat is a popular beer in my house all summer. Cheap at $25 and really good. IPL was really good too

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  12. Warren2621

    Warren2621 Defender (614) Sep 26, 2014 Indiana

    Fat Heads Sunshine Daydream
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  13. dripa8

    dripa8 Initiate (183) Sep 19, 2014 Kansas

    Grunion,pivo pils,and summerfest do it for me.
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  14. matcris

    matcris Meyvn (1,171) Sep 17, 2015 Arizona

    Pilsner Urquell and Bell's Porter........................what are you people...................on dope??
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  15. Shroud0fdoom

    Shroud0fdoom Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2013 Maryland

    Fyne Ales - Hurricane Jack and Jarl: These beers both wowed me a few years ago. Hoppy with a great Balance that you could just drink both on a sunny afternoon...or morning if that's your thing.

    Victory Brewing - Uncle Teddy's Bitter (Cask): This beer amazes me on Cask. Easy Drinking yet exploding with Flavors upon every sip. Every time I see on the Menu, I go running like a dog in heat.

    Samuel Smith's - Taddy Porter: Rich Roasted Flavors and with a Modest ABV, this will always have a soft spot in my Heart.

    ...There's more but I need more Coffee.
  16. Billet

    Billet Devotee (498) Dec 17, 2013 Michigan

    Atwater D-llight Kolsch style - 4.2%
    Reissdorf Kolsch - 4.8%
    New Holland Full Circle Kolsch style - 4.9%
    SN Nooner Pilsner = 5.2%
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  17. BrewsingBuffalo

    BrewsingBuffalo Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2015 New York

    I really enjoyed Jack's Abby House Lager at 5.2%. If you like lagers, there's a laundry list of great, low ABV beers. I need to revisit Pilsner Urquell. It's the first Pilsner that I really liked, but I have trouble finding it fresh (thus, I've never had it again since the first time). It's generally 4 months old or more when I see it.

    Also,@Billet mentions Reissdorf Kolsch. I really would like to try that, but the bottles are not dated, and I would not take a chance with a style as delicate as Kolsch.
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  18. Billet

    Billet Devotee (498) Dec 17, 2013 Michigan

    I hear you, so far I have only tried it at a popular local German restaurant. I figure they turn over their inventory pretty quickly so hopefully it will be fresh. So far, it has always been great.
    #138 Billet, Apr 17, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2016
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  19. beertraveler08

    beertraveler08 Aspirant (228) Mar 22, 2016 Louisiana

    O'Hara's Irish Stout 4.3 ABV
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  20. Grindelvasdrum

    Grindelvasdrum Initiate (0) Aug 9, 2015 Kentucky

    New Glarus Brewery's Wisconsin Belgian Red is only 4% & it's a pretty tasty brew.
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  21. AleBale

    AleBale Initiate (0) Jun 7, 2015 Ohio

    Sunshine Daydream is absolutely one of the best under 5%
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  22. JouerAvecLeFeu

    JouerAvecLeFeu Champion (800) Apr 17, 2015 Washington

    One of my favorite beers: De Garde's Bu Weisse - 2.3%
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  23. Minnesota_beer_guy

    Minnesota_beer_guy Disciple (302) Feb 15, 2014 Minnesota

    Westbrook Gose - 4.0% ABV
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  24. Mongrel

    Mongrel Crusader (761) Feb 14, 2013 Maryland

    Right Proper - Kick Kick Snare blew my mind this weekend at 3.10%

    Also Gose Gone Wild at 4.6%
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  25. webbrew

    webbrew Initiate (96) Apr 22, 2009 Ohio

    Ballast Point Mango Even Keel! 3.8% and lots of flavor.
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  26. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Zealot (535) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    I'll also say Jackie O's Morning Cloak. Really solid hope it sticks around for the summer rotation.
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  27. Hyptochrons

    Hyptochrons Meyvn (1,397) Jul 12, 2015 Massachusetts

    Lost Nation Mosaic IPA (5.5%)
    Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout (6%)
    Mystic Table Beer (4.3%)

    as to if 5.5 or 6% counts as low abv I kind of feel it does ... as 5.5% represents a low abv for an IPA and 6% is a relatively low abv for a stout.
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  28. GameOfBeers

    GameOfBeers Initiate (0) Jul 21, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Anderson Valley Blood Orange Gose
  29. PatrickCT

    PatrickCT Poo-Bah (2,319) Feb 18, 2015 Connecticut

    Kent Falls Solstice.
    Kent Falls Coffee Milk Stout.
    Kent Falls 2016.
    Kent Falls Sweatpants
    All hover in the 4-5% range. Word.
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  30. HopBomb515

    HopBomb515 Initiate (0) Jun 15, 2013 New Jersey

    I'd have to say Tired Hands HopHands and Carton Boat with not much else coming close. If I could get my hands on some De Garde that might change.
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  31. raynmoon

    raynmoon Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado

    Evil Twin Aun Mas Todo Jesus.

    Eff Huna/Cake/Abraxas if this is just on the shelf for $8 a pop. :slight_smile:
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  32. jssf

    jssf Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2015 California

    Fieldwork Simcoe Weisse (4.4%)
    Allagash Farm to Face (5.7%)
    Cantillon Classic Gueuze (5%)
    Faction Defcon IV (5.2%)
    Lindemann's Peche (2.5%)
    Flat Tail Little Green (4.5%)
    Bog Sauce Berliner Weisse (4.5%)
    Russian River Redemption (5.15%)
    Cellarmaker Cast Splitter (5.3%)
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  33. Shmuffalo

    Shmuffalo Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Westbrook Gose just blows everything out of the water as far as availability and cost. Sierra Nevada Kellerweis was one of my introductory beers to hefeweizens, and it is still one of my favorites. Firestone Easy Jack is also an awesome session beer.

    There really are too many to name since the current trend is low ABV high hop aroma, which I'm ok with.
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  34. WavyC

    WavyC Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2014 California


    Victory - Vital IPA
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  35. tsp247

    tsp247 Initiate (178) Sep 20, 2013 New York

    Carton boat and founders Mosaic promise
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    WCKDVBZ Poo-Bah (1,780) May 9, 2014 South Carolina

    New Glarus Raspberry Tart, Serendipity, Wisconsin Belgian Red and Strawberry Rhubarb.
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  37. mpmcguire11

    mpmcguire11 Aspirant (254) Sep 6, 2014 Rhode Island

    Prohibition Pig Citrette at 4.5%
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  38. Bissel328

    Bissel328 Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2015 Massachusetts

    Baby Genius from BB is what low abv dreams are made of. Also Melt Away from Newburyport
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  39. wesbray

    wesbray Initiate (0) Feb 29, 2012 Canada (AB)

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  40. JratBones

    JratBones Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2013 Massachusetts

    Really enjoyed Hill Farmstead's table Dorothy. Also any of the Cisco "Woods" series are freaking awesome.
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