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Lager Beer

What is lager?

Lager is the most popular type of beer in the world. Also known as lager beer, this type of beer uses bottom-fermented techniques to brew it into a crisp and refreshing beer. The bottom-fermented yeast converts sugar into alcohol at low temperatures, which results in light flavors.


Which beers are lager?

Lager beers include a diverse group of beers, but the most popular American lagers are:

 

Other popular imported lagers are:

What is the difference between lager and ale?

The main difference between lager and ale is the fermentation process. Lager beer uses a bottom-fermentation process where the years gather at the bottom of the fermentation tank. With ale, yeast is formed at the top and this is known as top-fermenting.


Lager and ale have a vastly different flavor profile. Lager is well-known for having a crisp, clean, refreshing taste. Ale, on the other hand, has more bitter and hoppy flavors. Typically, lager has a lower alcohol content than ale.


Lager is a much newer beer than ale. Ale beer has been around since people began brewing beer with hops back in 1000 A.D. Lagers weren’t discovered until the 1500s.


What does lager beer mean?

Lager beer is a beer that has been brewed at cool temperatures by slow fermentation with slow-acting yeast. Lager has a crisp, refreshing flavor and they’re the most popular type of beer.


What is the difference between lager and beer?

Actually, there is not a difference between lager and beer. You see, lager is a type of beer in the way that champagne is a type of sparkling wine. All lagers are beer, but not all beers are lager. Beer includes both lager and ale in its subcategories. In order to be classified as beer, the alcoholic drink is produced from three basic ingredients: malted barley, water, and yeast.


How is lager made?

Lager is made from fermenting years at low temperatures. The yeast settles at the bottom of the fermentation tank, where it stays for a few weeks. After the fermentation, they are old-conditioned to improve flavor. This process is called ‘lagering’ and temperatures can reach close to freezing. The lagering process can take over a year. The result? A crisp and refreshing lager beer.

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