Give me the over 6%-ers (although I'd try and get Thornbridge to up their % on Jaipur by 0.1%). I want it hard and fast.
I would take the unders. Love sitting in the pub downing pints and chatting - can't really do that with the big boys.
I'll have the 6 and overs please... (I'm sure there's a length against girth argument somewhere here!)
If I really had to, then under.
And by that I meant I'd take the unders, and never have the overs, if I had to. Should have read the question properly :D
Under. Sub-six-percenters make up 90% of the beers I usually drink.
Plays well with bigger beers. I do miss "uk style drinking beer" when away, and miss chunky american ales when I am here... falling off fence - I wouldn't miss lighter styles.
Tough call, as I mostly base it on the context in which they're consumed. I guess I'd take the overs so that I could enjoy most barleywines, old ales, and a whole host of Americanized styles that are 6% or over. If I really wanted to, I'd then start homebrewing milds, ESBs and the like to 6%. But wait... that might leave out delicious Czech and German lagers. Doppelbocks and eisbocks then, I guess. Damn that snap judgment.Just make everything 6% right on the nose then.
It's kinda split it seems. I wonder if there'd be different results with a three-way choice like: up to 5%, 5%-7% and 7&+? I'd struggle more with that one!
I would take the over six, easy. I like to get there quickly and stay there. Haha. I usually nurse whatever I have in front of me. I think that's part of my frustration at drinking ale in pubs-- everything's around 4% usually, I sit there, thinking, this is getting me nowhere! Haha.
session, no question. Session euqals vibe equals enjoyment, equals time spent in bar/pub, having a great time. Session, every time. maybe im impulsive, im a Leo, what can I say...?
below 6% for sure - I try to avoid anything above 5 with cask ale. And bottles I can take or leave - real ale I could never give up!I think the skill for the brewer is to get maximum taste without maximum strength. Something like Deuchers IPA!
I reckon about 80% of all the beer I drink is sub 6%, proper session stuff. So although there are a few beers I would miss (Meantime IPA being close to the top of that list)I could probably get by on the sub 6%ers quite happily.
Session seems to be overtaking the big guns, interesting...Now I'm thinking about it more there are an awful amount of sub-6%ers that I'd miss!