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Encyclopedia > American lager

(North) American lagers, as defined by the Association of Brewers, are a family of very pale to golden colored beers with light body and low to medium bitterness. They should be very clean tasting, crisp and aggressively carbonated. Flavors should be subtle, with no traditional beer ingredient dominating the others. Hop character (bitterness, flavor and aroma) should be negligible to very light. Mild fruitiness due to esters is acceptable, distinguishing it from most lagers, which should exhibit no perceivable fruitiness. There should also be no taste due to diacetyl, which imparts a butterscotch flavor, and no haze when chilled. A half drunk pint of lager Lager beers are alcoholic beverages of German and Czech origin, taking their name from the German lagern (to store). Lager beers run the gamut from sweet to bitter, and from pale to black. ... A typical mug of lager beer, showing the golden colour of the beer and the foamy head floating on top. ... Carbonated bubbles in a soda float to the surface. ... In organic chemistry and biochemistry esters are substances where an organic group replaces a hydrogen atom (or more than one) in an oxygen acid. ... Diacetyl is a natural by-product of secondary or malolactic fermentation. ... Butterscotch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


There are several types of American lager, including:

  • American-style Light Lager: Mass-produced, thirst-quenching beverages, meant to be drunk very cold, which came to dominate U.S. tastes after the end of Prohibition. These are usually made by large breweries such as Anheuser-Busch. Lightness of body is a cardinal virtue, both by design, and since it allows the use of a high percentage of less-expensive adjuncts such as rice or corn. Indeed, light versions of American lagers are very popular in the United States, lower in calories and even lighter in body and taste. This style defines beer for many U.S. beer drinkers - the proverbial 'cold one'. Prominent examples include Budweiser, Miller High Life, Coors, and Molson Golden.
  • American-style Premium Lager: The rise of homebrewing and microbreweries in the North American market has also led to the production of beers more flavorful than typical mass-market versions. The AOB Premium American lager standard strives for a medium-bodied beer, with a low percentage of adjuncts. The alcohol content and bitterness can (but need not) be greater than the standard American lager. It varies from the standard American lager definition in the same way as the light version, but in the opposite direction. This style more closely approaches the lager styles of other brewing traditions. This type of lager can be drunk very cold, but it does not suffer from being consumed at temperatures somewhat closer to room temperature.

American lagers are not especially popular with non-North American beer drinkers, perhaps because their societies did not experience the unique disruption of brewing tradition caused by Prohibition that led to the dominance of the American lager style. Prohibition agents destroying barrels of alcohol. ... Anheuser-Busch (NYSE: BUD), the worlds third largest brewing company in volume after InBev and SABMiller, is based in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA. The company brews 35 different beers and malt liquors. ... The following is about the brewing term; adjunct is also a term used in linguistics. ... Species References ITIS 41975 2002-09-22 Rice (genus Oryza) is a plant of the grass family which is a dietary staple of more than half of the worlds human population. ... Binomial name Zea mays L. Maize (Zea mays ssp. ... The packaging plant at the Anheuser-Busch headquarters in Saint Louis, Missouri. ... Miller Brewing is a large American beermaker based in Milwaukee. ... The Coors Brewing Company is one of the worlds largest brewers of beer. ... Molson Inc. ... Homebrewing typically refers to the brewing of beer on a very small scale, as a hobby for personal consumption or small scale distribution at parties or picnics. ... Beer barrels outside the Castle Rock microbrewery in Nottingham, England. ...


History

The first American Lager was brewed in the Old City section of Philadelphia by John Wagner in 1840 using yeast from his native Bavaria. Philadelphia is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... With an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ...


External link

  • AOB (Association of Brewers) Beer Styles 2004 (pdf)

References

  • Gregory J. Noonan, Mikel Redman and Scott Russell; Seven Barrel Brewery Brewers' Handbook; G.W. Kent, Inc; ISBN 1-887167-00-5 (paperback, 1996)

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