What is the best beer style for summer?

Belgian Witbier
17% (32 votes)
Bavarian Hefeweizen
21% (40 votes)
German Kölsch
19% (37 votes)
15% (28 votes)
American Light Lager
10% (19 votes)
Fruit Beer
5% (9 votes)
Saison/Biere de Garde
7% (14 votes)
7% (13 votes)
Total votes: 192


This is a great read for any

Hashim Amla's picture

This is a great read for any drinker of the poor American immitations, which compromise too much. I tend to define pilsner pretty loosely in my own reviews. What I really look for is a dry hoppy finish. Bohemia is very often overlooked because it's Mexican but I think it's a good example. I hear that North Coast make a good pilsner which I keep forgetting to look out for.

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Refreshing beers of summer?

thatguy314's picture

You're forgetting the quintessential refreshing, thirst-quenching beers of summer, the Belgian Saison and Biere de Garde. The whole point of these beer styles was to refresh midday farm workers in the fields. I don't they deserve to be put in the "other" category.

Saison added

eric.mckay's picture

Great recommendation. Given their stylistic similarities, I added saison and biere de garde as one style. One other style I love in summertime is the Berliner weisse. If there's some general agreement on this, I can also add it to the poll.