What is a Lager ?

Lager is a type of beer conditioned at low temperatures. Most lagers use a strain of yeast called Saccharomyces Pastorianus, a bottom fermenting yeast that works at colder temperatures—in contrast with to ale top-fermentation that works at warmer conditions.

History of Lager

Lager became prevalent in the beer world in the 19th century after the industrialization, due to the advance in refrigeration systems that allowed brewers to produce lagers all year round. Previously, lager brewing was reserved to winter months, while ale was used in summertime. The style has its origins in the areas of Franconia and Bohemia (nowadays Czech Republic).

Lager Varieties

India Style Lager

India Style Lager is a mixture style, it is basically an IPA brewed with bottom fermentation. Color can be pale to dark, with hoppy aromas and ABV can range from very low up until 10%.

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Pilsener is a quite broad category, they are hoppy and pale lagers with some malt character and aromatic hops. Taste is bitter and have some sweetness from the supporting malt. Finish can be sweet or hoppy.

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Premium Lager

Premium Lager is a middle category between Pale Lager and Pilsner. Appearance is gold to deep gold, with malty and spicy aromas. Taste is malty, with some moderate bitterness, and finish is long and ballanced.

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Imperial Pils/Strong Pale Lager

Imperial Pils or Strong Pale Lager is a broad category for strong lagers common from Eastern Europe, with a maltier profile and more alcohol than a normal lager.

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