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Old 02-11-2012, 04:50 AM   #1
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Default Good gettin-drunk ale for summer?

I dont make lagers due to not having equipment to keep lager fermenting temps. just looking for opinions on good drinking ales for the summer, cream ales maybe?


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Old 02-11-2012, 05:27 AM   #2
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maybe a steam ale? It uses a lager type yeast at ale temperature http://www.bjcp.org/2008styles/style07.php#1b

or maybe just a classic bitter? http://www.bjcp.org/2008styles/style08.php#1a


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Old 02-11-2012, 02:03 PM   #3
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A Kolsch is great in my opinion. I've got that fermenting as I write and have a Cream ale and Belgian Wit on deck.
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The ladies appear to love Belgian Wit, so I always have that one available.
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Old 02-11-2012, 02:08 PM   #5
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American Wheat, Belgian Blond, Belgian Wit, Hefeweizen, etc are all great summer beers.
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:14 PM   #6
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Maybe a Blonde Ale? A Blonde Ale is like a Kolsch right with maybe some other malts tossed in that you would not traditionally in a Kolsch?
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Blonde ales and wheat beers are great summer time (or anytime) session beers
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American wheat, Blonde, Wit. This should do.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f70/amer...tition-238940/
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Nothing beats a good Saison in the summertime....or anytime. I think I'll have one now!!
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I like a stout, but I'm not right in the head
Brew what you like. Drink it year round.


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