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Lagers and Ales – Debunking The Difference

Drinks
such as beer and sodas have always been popular among the public. Ranging from
effective marketing to being just plain delicious; these drinks are known to be
some of the most requested in the world. Lagers and Ales are similar in this
case. They are both famous, for their distinct and subtle tastes and can easily
be mistaken for the other. In fact, there are many times in which that a person
has mistaken a lager for an ale or ale for a lager. However, unlike what most
people reassure to others, lagers and ales are not the same. They may be in the
same category, and they may be popular, but they are not the same. No lager or
ale taste precisely the same. They are not always unique in taste and consist
of many elements that can allow a person to distinguish between the two easily.
However, there are differences, and included in the list below is some
information in which can help to identify and
differentiate the two famous beers.

Yeast

Fermentation
plays a significant role in the creation of a beer, especially ales. To make an
ale, the producer uses ale yeast, which helps to ferment the beer itself. Most
of the activity caused by the yeast is known to occur on the surface of the
beer. This reaction creates a foam which is caused by the yeast, where it sits
for a long time and eventually precipitates and dissolves back into the bottom
of the fermentation barrel. The foam itself, however, has other uses. It can be
collected and also can be used to ferment and create another batch of the
drink. Lagers are similar in the processes and usage of the yeast. However, the
only difference between the two is that lager yeast is a bottom forming yeast, which means
that the reaction to most of the activity is caused by the yeast occurring at
the bottom of the fermentation barrel. 

Temperature

The
temperature is a valuable asset to consider when one engages in making or
indulging in drinks. No one wants to drink a warm coke, much less a warm ale or
beer. However, the temperature of when the alcohol is consumed does not impact
the creation of the drink itself. Instead, the essential points in which that temperature plays a
crucial role is when the drink is being fermented. Ales are beers that are created
under warm temperatures. They are known for their complex tastes and more
exotic tasting after-tastes, including in some cases, an almost peppermint
taste. The reason for such flavours in ales is due to the ale yeasts, which
helps in bringing out all of the characteristics. Lagers are more simple
tasting and focus more on crisp like tastes which explode on your tongue. Lager
ales are known to have only very rare instances of esters and phenols. This is
due to the lager yeast, which can be used to create lagers at cooler
temperatures than that of ales. The lager yeast can quickly bring out more exotic
tasting sugars in the drink, thereby making it immensely different from that of
ales.

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