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Six summer beers to try

What’s more refreshing in summer than that first sip of an ice-cold beer? From tart goses to tropical IPAS and fruit beers – check out some of our favourite summer brews

Looking for the best summer beers to drink in the park or at home? Check out our options below for the best Designated driver? You can still enjoy beers this summer with our round-up of non-alcoholic beers.

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Signature Brew C-Sharp Sicilian Lemon & Citra Sour, £3.15/330ml, signaturebrew.co.uk

A slightly hazy, beautifully crisp sour that doesn’t tip over into mouth-puckering, C-Sharp Sicilian Lemon & Citra Sour balances the lower acidity and perfume of Sicilian lemons with crisp Citra hops. A perfect intro to the sour style, this is a tart summer refresher.

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Lowlander Summer Ale, £3/330ml; bathrdbeers.co.uk

Brewed with dragon fruit and curaçao orange, this easy-drinking, low-ABV beer (3.8%) has an aromatic citrus and tropical character. Ideal for session drinking. 

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Siren Lumina Session IPA, £2/330ml, sirencraftbrew.com

All summery tropical hoppiness, this winningly accessible IPA has a beautifully soft mouthfeel thanks to the addition of oats in the beer.

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Fourpure Lantern Earl Grey Session IPA, £3.50/440ml, fourpure.com

We loved this quirky session beer, which marries fresh orange and lemon with earl grey tea – the end result has a vibrant hoppy character with citrus and elegant black tea notes. 

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Jubel Beer Cut With Elderflower, £1.85/330ml, Sainsbury’s

This crisp bottle, cut with gently sweet (not cloying) elderflower, has delicate floral notes that make it surprisingly complex.

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Øl Gose to Hollywood, £3.50/440ml, M&S

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This Danish brewery has revamped its popular sour and the end result is deliciously refreshing, with that lip-smacking saltiness characteristic of gose, as well as summery orange notes. 

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