What is the definition of session? - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > What is the definition of session?
Cool Brewing Corny 5G & Mini Giveaway
Sign-up To NEW HBT Article Newsletter - Brewing Articles Direct To You!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-31-2012, 01:15 AM   #1
MikeMetroka
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: FL
Posts: 54
Default What is the definition of session?

What is the definition of session or a session beer?
Mike


MikeMetroka is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 01:19 AM   #2
Srceenplay
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 219
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

My definition would be a cheap, low alcohol, quaffable beer.


Srceenplay is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 01:20 AM   #3
ArcaneXor
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 4,465
Liked 117 Times on 104 Posts
Likes Given: 33

Default

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).
ArcaneXor is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 01:24 AM   #4
MrManifesto
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 433
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Anything under 7%!
MrManifesto is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 01:32 AM   #5
day_trippr
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Stow, MA
Posts: 16,155
Liked 2581 Times on 1956 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrManifesto View Post
Anything under 7%!
LOL! Love it!

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

I never brew "session beers"...

Cheers!
day_trippr is online now
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 01:37 AM   #6
FirstStateBrewer
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Middletown, DE
Posts: 328
Liked 17 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Session is the one beer to have when you're having more than one. ♫♫♫
FirstStateBrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 01:54 AM   #7
RobInOre
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
RobInOre's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: McMinnville, Oregon
Posts: 82
Liked 25 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default

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.
RobInOre is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 02:03 AM   #8
lschiavo
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
lschiavo's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Surrounded by Yoopers
Posts: 4,389
Liked 985 Times on 663 Posts
Likes Given: 871

Default

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.
lschiavo is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 02:05 AM   #9
mikeysab
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
mikeysab's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: staten island
Posts: 4,398
Liked 545 Times on 415 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

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.


__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yooper
We be in a big hurry for dope beer with much alcamahol and flavor, quality, balance, and aroma don't matter.
Mikeysab on untappd.
mikeysab is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools



Forum Jump