Types of Beer!


MAJOR TYPES OF BEER

ABBEY BEER

Fermentation: Top. Country of Origin: Belgium or Holland. Colour: Light to Medium Brown. True Abbeys are brewed under license of Monastic orders.

ALE

Fermentation: Top. Colour: The Full range from light to dark. Often served warm.

ALT

Fermentation: Top. Colour: Always the colour of copper. The term "Alt" means "Old" in German and this beer originates from Dusseldorf.

BITTER

Fermentation: Top. Colour: Light to Medium brown. The Bitters designations refer to a class of ales whech are very high in hops.

FRAMBOISE

Fermentation: spontaneous. Colour: Reddish. A lambic (see below) which has been fermented with raspberries.

GUEUSE

Fermentation: Spontaneous. Colour: Medium brown. A gueuse results when older lambics are combined with new batches.

INDIA PALE ALE

Fermentation: Top. Colour: Goldish. Technically, this beer puts bitterness (from hops) together with a strong ale, though there are commercial variations which are light in strength and only mildly "hopped up".

LAGER

Fermentation: Bottom. Colour: Pale. Lager means "Store" in German and it refers to the process of "taming" the beer in storage before it is ready for release. The process if fairly complex and the result is an exceedingly smooth brew, which is understandably one of the most popular.

LAMBIC

Fermentation: Spontaneous. Colour: Pale Gold. Lambics are Belgium-made beers that use wheat for their grain component.

PECHE

Fermentation: Spontaneous. Colour: Pale Brown. A lambic fermented with peaches.

PILSNER

Fermentation: Bottom. Colour: Light Gold. The first clear, bottom fermented beer (1842). Today the term is used often to describe a lager. Pale to light gold.

PORTER

Fermentation: Top Porters are a dark and bitter ale.

SCOTCH ALE

Fermentatino: Top. Colour: Very Dark. This is a malty ale born and raised in Scotland.

STOUT

Fermentation: Top. Colour: Very Dark. This is a hopped brew with quite the bitter edge.

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