Author : Nitin Soni
With so many beers of different types to pick from, you will probably have to try several before you find your favorite. Since everyone has a favorite taste, you are in luck as there are so many beers to choose from.
One of the most popular types of beers is the lager beer. The word lager comes from the German word "lagern" which translates to mean "to store". Lager beers are usually served at a cool temperature rather than at room temperature. Lager beer is made by aging it in large kegs and letting the yeast settle. This creates a beer that is crisp and has a delicate flavor. It takes more time to make a lager beer than other beers since lagers are aged for a longer period of time.
Bock beer is a different type of fermented beer. It gets its name from Einbeck, Germany, a town known for beer brewing. Bock beer is heavier and darker than lager. The darker color comes from the malts used to brew it.
Ales are a type of beer that have particular characteristics that are common to all ales: all ales have a fruitiness to them, a certain amount of acidity, and a slightly pleasant bitter aftertaste. Ales take less time to brew than lagers and the aging time is slightly less as well. Ales are served at a warmer temperature than lagers, generally at room temperature.
Still more varieties are in store for the beer drinker. Among them are porters and stouts. They are different from both lagers and ales. Some are sweet, while others may be dry. Flavorings from oats, roasted malt barley and certain sugars are used. These two types of beer are deeply colored and are have a more intense taste. They go well with both meat and fish. In fact one of the best meals in Europe is considered to be oysters served with stout.
When a beer is referred to as a "dry" type of beer what is being referred to is the amount of sugar that has been left in the beer after the fermentation process. A dry beer is fermented for a longer period of time than other beers so that most of the sugar has been transformed into alcohol. The end result of this lengthy fermentation process is a beer that is crisp and clear and has very little, if any, aftertaste.
Micro breweries have become extremely popular in recent years. They reside in countries worldwide and are great places to visit. Not only do you get to sample their beer, but you also learn about the culture in the region you are visiting.