I mainly drink ciders and sometimes I find a beer that I can tolerate the taste, even if I don't enjoy it. Something like Yuengling or Stella (not the cider). Recently I tried Sea Dogs Tea Beer which hasn't hit the stores as far as I know. From what a bartender has told me, it is because it is very expensive to brew, so at the moment I'm drinking things like Blood Orange/Strawberry Mike Hards, Strawberry-Lime Rekorderlig, most Sour beers, and other ciders like Angry Orchard.

I'd like to find something new that fits my taste buds with a sweet or sour after taste that is light in color (like pale ales and such). I'm not a big alcohol buff like my boyfriend, but I learned this much just from going to tap houses and tasting rooms.

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    This depends quite a bit on the region you're from and the drinks you have available to you, but a pretty common, widespread and popular sweet beer is 'Fruli' strawberry beer. – Canadian Coder May 30 '17 at 18:25

If you like sour beers and fruit flavors, try lambics. I've known several people who "don't drink beer" who like this style.

A lambic is a Belgian style, light in color and usually in alcohol level, that is fermented with wild yeasts and (usually) combined with fruit. It has a sour element to the taste, which is most notable with the non-fruit variety (gueuze).

  • Framboise? Those are the main sour beers myself and boyfriend drink, however the ones we've tried were 12+ in alcohol level. We also tried some sour mead too that was 13.5, was a bit too sour for my taste to have in one sitting but there are some I like. – KCrawford Apr 19 '17 at 14:54
  • Framboise is one type of lambic (raspberry). The one I'm familiar with is more like 3% alcohol, though, not 13. (This is true of the Lindemans lambics in general.) The peach (Peche) is less sweet than the Framboise, and cherry (Kriek) is more sweet as I recall. (I didn't care for it so I've only had it once, a while ago.) – Monica Cellio Apr 19 '17 at 15:02

You can try something like the Grapefruit radler. I find it very nice on a hot summer day and you can mix it with other juices if you are not into grapefruit.

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    Excellent suggestion, and a similar style to keep an eye out for is a shandy. – Xander May 30 '17 at 19:03

Anderson Valley is the de facto source of sour beers in my area. Their Blood Orange Gose and Briney Melon Gose are fairly refreshing. https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/193/184814/

21st Amendment Brewing also has a watermelon flavored wheat that is fairly popular around here. It's definitely a "love it or hate it" item. https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/735/4202/

If you are looking for something with a little more of a beer kick, fruit flavored IPA's are a nice option. Flying Dog has a good one: https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/68/92018/


Tame beers with low hops and malts would be a great transition, look for fruity beers low in IBU. I'd suggest something like a Raspberry Wheat, which will be light and refreshing, with a sweet berry finish.

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