We’re decades into the craft beer movement and the different types, styles and flavor profiles of modern beers never seem to end. Knowing how to describe a particular beer is incredibly important. It's amazing to have knowledge on everything you serve, so that's the main reason on why we created this blog.
Today, April 7th we celebrate BEER DAY, and of course we are beer lovers. There’s a beer already created to fit your mood and taste. And, if you’re not sure what beer might please your palate, no need to worry, we’ve got you covered.
Ales are typically recognizable by their full-bodied flavors that often have notes of fruit or spice in them. In addition, they’re typically darker than lagers as a result of the brewing process.
The term lager has roots in the German lagern which translates roughly to “storage.” The name refers to the way this type of beer is stored, usually for several months in near-freezing temperatures. Pilsners are included in the lager family, which happens to be the best-selling beer in the world.
Porters and stouts are often referred to interchangeably, but there are distinct differences between them. Porters are dark, fruity, and like ales, are brewed with roasted malt to improve color and flavor. Stouts, on the other hand, are not as sweet and are flavored using barley. This gives them a distinctly coffee-like flavor.
Amber beers are popular as a result of their versatility. These beers typically feature full bodied malt flavors and can be lagers or ales.
Blonde beers are usually quite pale in color and lean towards crisp, dry flavors. Depending on the ingredients used, they can be either very bitter or semi-sweet.
Brown ales typically have hints of chocolate or caramel in them. In addition, they may have notes of citrus or nutty flavors depending on where and how they were brewed.
Cream, as the name suggests, offers a very smooth flavor and finish for the drinker. In addition, it’s a very mild beer that typically is classified as a style of ale.