While the term ale used to refer to beer brewed without yeast, today the difference between ale and lager is in the yeast as well as length and temperature of fermentation Yeasts come in a variety of styles, each developed for a certain style of alcoholic beverage. There are lager yeasts, champaign yeasts; yeasts used for pilsners, and several varieties of yeast for ale, lambic and barley wine styles. Each yeast variety has unique qualities that impact the final flavor and aroma of the beer.
The main difference between yeasts used for lagers and ales is that ale yeast is a top-fermenting yeast which means the yeast floats to the top and hangs around up there during most of the fermentation process. Lager yeast is a bottom-fermenting yeast which means it hangs around the bottom of the fermenter. During both types of fermentation the active yeast does permeate the brew and eventually settles out on the bottom of the fermenter when it is done.
The other main difference in producing a lager or ale is in the temperature during fermentation. Most ales are fermented at a controlled temperature around 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Lagers are generally fermented about 15 degrees lower, around 55 degrees.
The yeast and the fermentation temperatures play an important roll in the flavor of the beer. Ale and lagers share the benefit of a rich variety of flavors and aromas due to the yeast used, but ales tend to be more robust and fuller flavored than lagers because of the warmer fermentation. Colder fermentation tends to rob the beer of flavors that may be imparted during this process because the cold temperature subdues activity. This is also why lagers tend to take longer to completely ferment, typically a week or two longer than common ales.
They are not contrasting things. There are 2 types of beer. Lager and ale. All draft beer is, is beer served from a keg thorough a tap. You can serve lager or ale from a tap.
Not if you can't taste it! Are you a lager drinker?
The main differences between ale and lager production are in temperature and type of yeast used. Lager is fermented at a lower temperature than ale and uses a bottom fermenting yeast whereas ale uses a top fermenting yeast.
True Lager is distinguished from ale by its yeast. Lager yeast ferments at lower temperatures and flocculates on the bottom of the fermenting vessel, while ale yeast ferments at higher temperatures and settles on the tops of fermentation tanks.
All lagers are beers, but not all beers are lagers. In other words, lager is a type of beer. The other general category of beer is ale.A better question would have been, "What's the difference between ale and lager?" And come to think of it, that question has been asked here. See the related question.
It's a lager...
in America it is lager
Budweiser is an American style lager. It's not a traditional lager, due to the use of rice in the brewing process, but it is nonetheless, a lager. Definitely not an ale.
Lager and ale are the two largest families of the liquid refreshment we call "beer". Lager is primarily characterized by cooler fermenting temperatures and yeast that like to live on the bottom of the fermenting vessel...ales are typically fermented at higher temperatures and ale yeast prefers to hang out at the top of the fermenting wort. Both ales and lagers are "beer".
Lager is one of the two major styles of beer, the other being ale.
Lager is a type of beer that has been fermented using yeast that prefers a cooler temperature than ale yeast. It is made of the same ingredients as beer, namely barley, water, hops, and yeast. The only difference between Lager and Ale is the type of yeast used and the temperatures that it is fermented at. Lagers are a "bottom fermenting" beer that prefers cooler temperatures. Ales are "top fermenting" beers that prefer warmer temperatures.
Yes, it is typically called a "black and tan". If done properly, the lager will clearly settle on the bottom, and the stout should remain on top.That is not correct....A lager and a stout like Guinness (Stout) and Harp (lager) is called a half and halfA Stout and a pale ale or ale is a black and tan. Most people use Guinness for the stout and bass for the ale.You can use any Stout and any lager to make a half and halfand you can use any stout and any ale to make a black and tan...
ale and lager have some differences
Ale would be considered a subcategory of beer, actually. I'm going to ignore various legal definitions because they're silly and arbitrary.Beer is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented grains. You can split beer into many subcategories, but two common ones are ale and lager. What differentiates these two is the temperature of fermentation- ales are fermented at roughly room temperature, and lagers are fermented at much lower temperatures.What makes this difference is the yeast, and in fact we recognize two different species of yeast- ale yeast is saccharomyces cerevisiae, and lager yeast is saccharomyces pastorianus aka saccharomyces carlsbergensis.Stout is often noted as separate from ale and lager, but if we're using temperature of fermentation as a basis for categorizing, it fits in ale category.Nothing is black and white of course, so there are things which blur the lines. A style called California Common, best known by the beer Anchor Steam, is fermented with a lager yeast at warmer temperatures. The converse is a cream ale- an ale yeast fermented at low temperatures (though not always... shades of grey).
Lager and Light Ale. LaBatt Blue, LaBatt Blue Light, Longbrew Lager
Lager, Bitter, Mild, Stout, Ale.
If you mean an English real-ale which is less processed and less full of chemicals than most commercial lagers then it has to be ale. If you mean a more traditonal lager beer brewed in a proper lager producing countries like Germany or the Czech republic then lager is much the same as the ale. Some will say that you shouldn't drink alcohol in any form but if like me you enjoy a drink then at least drink something that tastes of something and is not full of chemicals.
ginger ale smells like you
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There isn't one. The words 'ale' and 'beer' are interchangable.
Lager, Lemonade, Latte, Light ale, Lucozade.
There are two different types of beers, ales and lagers. The difference between the two lies in the type of yeast that is used during the fermentation process which results in a difference in taste, aroma, head, and balance. Lagers are most commonly from regions like Germany whereas Ales are more commonly brewed in Britain.