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OIZNOP
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OIZNOP
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OIZNOP
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Someone please educate me?

General Beer Discussion by OIZNOP

What is meant by the term "session" beer......


18 years ago
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BRETT
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BRETT
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The term is generic. A session beer is a beer one would chose to drink during a long drinking 'session'. Typically has alcohol around the 4-5% range so that the person drinking that beer over a long period does not get plastered. Example: me at a pub for 5 hours drinking Smithwicks, Fullers London Pride, Shiner Bock, etc. An example of the antithesis would be Chimay Blue. Try drinking a half-dozen of those 9% abv beers over the course of 3 hours and you'll likely have problems finding your way home. Also - a session beer will typically have lighter carbonation and have some noticeable hop characteristics. In the UK, 'Bitters' are commonly referred to as 'session' beers. Not too carbonated, not too sweet, not too heavy. Yeah, a 'tweener'. Cheers Oiznop.

This message was edited by Brett at 6/3/2004 3:09:07 PM.

18 years ago
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OIZNOP
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OIZNOP
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In Reply To #2 So if I am to interperate this properly, a session beer is a beer that can be consumed over a fairly long period of time in semi-numerous quantities (in the same place) that is not piss water, nor totally overpowering??....Kind of a "tweener" beer (meaning an in between middle of the road type of beer/lager/ale).....Is that a fair definition???...Thanks Brett and CUL Oiz

This message was edited by Oiznop at 6/3/2004 2:45:30 PM.

This message was edited by Oiznop at 6/3/2004 2:46:13 PM.

18 years ago
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COTTRELL
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In Reply To #3 Well, it can be piss water too. Bud/Miller/Coors are brewed to be session beers. Very light and easy drinking (for the masses). It's hard too properly place a beer as a "session" beer, because everyone's taste is different. I would consider certain low-alcohol stouts to be session beers, while others consider them to have too strong of a flavor to be a session beer. If you can drink 10-15 in a day while still enjoying it and without vomiting, then you got yourself a session beer.

18 years ago
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PKSMITH
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In my case, anything that fits my fancy is a session beer. If it's not palatable, I'm not going to drink it. If it is, I'm liable to drink several. A beer drinking session.

18 years ago
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