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Old 05-31-2012, 01:15 AM   #1
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What is the definition of session or a session beer?
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:19 AM   #2
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My definition would be a cheap, low alcohol, quaffable beer.


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Old 05-31-2012, 01:20 AM   #3
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Not sure if there is an official definition. I'd say less than 4.8% ABV (i.e. less than the typical 12-Plato beer).
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:24 AM   #4
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Anything under 7%!
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:32 AM   #5
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Anything under 7%!
LOL! Love it!

My take is, any brew you can drink endlessly without falling over.

I never brew "session beers"...

Cheers!
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:37 AM   #6
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Session is the one beer to have when you're having more than one. ♫♫♫
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:54 AM   #7
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I had the same question a while back.
It's a beer you can drink for an entire drinking "session" and still be able to function when the session is over. Imagine yourself taking a mid-day break. You can drink as much as you like during your break. But remember, you have to function after lunch.
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:03 AM   #8
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period of doing something: a period of time during which people are involved in an activity together

^ fitting definition of a "session"

If the session is long enough, the proper beer may not exist.
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:05 AM   #9
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League dart night could be a session, a poker game could be a session, watching a UFC ppv with your pals could be a session. A round of golf. To me, anything that i'm gonna be drinking at, away from home, consists of a session. So i'd rather not be obliterated and still have to find my way home. On the other hand, if the UFC ppv is on at my house, or if I hitched a ride to the golf course, or if the dart game is at the bar around the corner, abv, and quantitty go out the window.


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