Types Of Beers
Broadly speaking, there are just mainly 2 categories of beer;
lagers and ales. Lagers use lager yeast and they are fermented
at a cooler temperature. They have an alcohol content of about
4% or lower, and is lighter in body and colour.
Ales, on the other hand, use ale yeast and are fermented at a
warmer temperature than lagers. Ales are less carbonated and
are also fuller bodied. They also have a higher alcohol content
of more than 4%.
Types Of Lagers
: The Pilsner looks amber coloured or golden hued. It is made
with hard water and is generally more effervescent with a dry,
crisp, bitter taste.
: These beers are clear in colour. Their alcohol content is
lesser than that of regular beers as they are made with lesser
amount of malt.
: These beers are chocolaty brown to the point of being almost
opaque in colour. They tend to be richer and fuller bodied than
other lagers. Some are even flavoured with roasted
Types Of Ales
: This ale has a full body and a medium-sweet taste, and looks
: Porters are generally strong and dark in colour. They have a
bittersweet chocolaty taste and a malt aroma. Porters are
brewed with soft instead of the usual hard water.
: Stouts are darker and fuller bodied than other ales. They are
made from roasted barley or roasted malts, and are a variant of
the porter ale. The origin of stouts dates back to Ireland with
famous brands like Guinness and Murphy’s.