Definition of session beer in English:

session beer


  • A beer that has a relatively low alcohol content and is therefore suitable for drinking over an extended period.

    ‘a session beer with just 4% alcohol by volume’
    • ‘A typical session beer which you wouldn't eat with, as that would hinder the session drinking - however have it with a light chicken salad if you must!’
    • ‘For an ale, it is actually fairly light and mild, which is great news for quaffability as a session beer.’
    • ‘I'm a big fan of understated session beers but there was something missing.’
    • ‘The Hefeweizen was very good indeed, an excellent session beer, superbly fruity.’
    • ‘All were fine session beers, and if there was a favorite, it was probably Hofbrau's.’
    • ‘Daleside Bitter is going to be a major session beer.’