Sunday, September 03, 2006

ALL YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT BEER BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK:

Beer: is one of the world's oldest alcoholic beverages. It is a fermented beverage made from malted barley, hops and water, and is carbonated in almost all cases.

Larger: are the most commonly-consumed category of beer in the world. They are of Central European origin, taking their name from the German lagern ("to store"). Lager yeast is a bottom-fermenting yeast, and typically begins fermentation at 7-12°C (45-55°F) (the "fermentation phase"), and then stored at 0-4°C (30-40°F) (the "lagering phase"). During the secondary stage, the lager clears and mellows. The cooler conditions also inhibit the natural production of esters and other byproducts, resulting in a "crisper" tasting beer.


Ale: is beer that is brewed using only top-fermenting yeasts, and is typically fermented at higher temperatures than lager beer (15–23°C, 60–75°F). Ale yeasts at these temperatures produce significant amounts of esters and other secondary flavor and aroma products, and the result is a flavourful beer with a slightly "flowery" or "fruity" aroma

Stout and Porter are dark beers made using roasted malts or roast barley. E.g. Gunnies

2 Comments:

At 12:34 PM, Blogger big dave said...

someones been on wikipedia!

 
At 11:56 PM, Blogger hatchris said...

Someones been drinking beer! Can I have some? :-)

 

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