Bitter American Extra Pale Ale, 21st Amendment Brewery from 12 Great Session Beers to Try Slideshow

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Bitter American Extra Pale Ale, 21st Amendment Brewery

A favorite of beer expert Josh Bernstein, this American session ale from the beloved San Francisco brewery is a great choice for IPA-loving hopheads. It offers a pronounced hop and malt character, but is easy drinking at only 4.4 percent ABV.

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Porkslap Pale Ale, Butternuts Beer & Ale

Not just a great name and label, but a great beer, too. The 4.3 percent ABV American Pale Ale from New York-based Butternuts Beer & Ale has been touted for its citrus hops aroma and malty, caramel sweetness.

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Dark Starr Stout, Starr Hill Brewery

For fans of darker brews, this popular Irish dry stout has a lot of character to offer for a beer that checks in at a mere 4.2 percent ABV. Per the brewery, "This signature brew pours like velvet and drinks like a slice of grandmas pumpernickel bread."

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Dry Stout, Guinness

As beer expert Samuel Merritt put it simply, "125 calories for a 12-ounce can that is 4.2 percent alcohol by volume while still full-flavored." Now that’s a good value.

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Avril, Brasserie DuPont

The beer equivalent of a table wine, this low-alcohol Belgian bière de table (only 3.5 percent ABV) commands attention with a flavor profile often described as “funky and earthy.”

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Session Premium Lager, Full Sail Brewing Co.

When it comes to this award-winning lager from the Oregon-based brewery, the name tells you pretty much everything you need to know. Plus it comes in cool, 11-ounce "stubbies"   whats not to like?

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Session Pils, Notch Brewing Company

Another brew that wears its low-alcohol label with pride is this popular offering from session beer pioneer Chris Lohring Notch Brewing Company. The flavorful and well-balanced pils (or the equally enjoyable ale) is described as a nod to "the unfiltered Czech pilsners: crisp, herbal, with biscuit depth and balanced hop."

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Stone Brewing Co.

Levitation Ale, Stone Brewing Co.

This acclaimed low-alcohol offering proves that the Southern California brewery has more tricks up its sleeves beyond intense, in-your-face beers. The 4.4 percent Levitation is characterized by its caramel and floral notes.

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312 Urban Wheat Ale, Goose Island Brewery

This lovely golden brew from Chicagos Goose Island Brewery gets its spicy aroma from the use of Cascade hops. Crisp, and a touch fruity, it's a great choice to enjoy with spicy snacks.

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Kölsch, Schlafly Beer

The St. Louis brewerys award-winning German-style klsch ale is a well-balanced mix of sweet and bitter and easily quaffable at 4.8 percent ABV.

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Allagash Brewing Company

White Ale, Allagash Brewing Company

This Belgian-style wheat ale is best described as light, quenching, crisp, and a touch spicy in other words, super sessionable.

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Long Haul Session Ale, Two Brothers Brewing Company

As the name implies, this is a beer for those looking for a nice, long drinking session. The reddish-copper English bitter ale has a nutty taste and subtle oaky notes.

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