Talk:Small beer

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definition[edit]

I have cleaned this up a bit - small beer isnt under 1% alcohol for example, and the fact that it is not produced in the US is non-notable. Not sure that the sorghum beer is relevant either - dont think it is a small beer at all. This should be a historical article. Justinc 18:30, 11 Apr 2005 (UTC)

You're right. I have removed it. Jooler 10:15, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

Alcohol content[edit]

Hi folks, it would be interesting to know what the typical alcohol content of small beer was, though. Adetaylor 17:19, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

Any one have any info on this? --173.79.190.48 (talk) 02:37, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

The source for the claim that medieval table beer was typically under 1% ABV is pretty weak - a blog-post on bonappetit with no source for its own claim. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.185.73.133 (talk) 18:43, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

small beer wasnt used because of unsafe water. it was widely drank because beer has a high caloric content (think in the realm of gatorade/energy drink) and because everybody was an alcoholic 97.120.235.10 (talk) 22:49, 11 September 2018 (UTC)