Ale and Lager are differentiated through the fermentation process and the amount of yeast used during fermentation. Ein helles Lager ist meist etwas weniger gehopft als ein Export. “Lager” is derived from the German word “lagern” which means to store something. Lagers encompass pilsners, hefeweizens, dopplebock, and simliar other beers. Beer is made up of a combination of water, grain, yeast, and hops and the type of yeast and fermentation is a what usually makes all the difference. Following their definitions, it can be noted that lager is a type of beer. Generally, based on my experience is that lagers are pretty smooth and lack a presence of hops and are relatively light in character. Brewing lagers at lower and cooler temperatures make them have a crisper and cleaner flavor than their ale counterparts. See/drink Pilsner fo Nach wie vor ist die untergärige Brauweise das Hauptcharakteristikum des Lagers. Lager, on the other hand, continues to ferment after refrigeration. It’s sleeker, crisper, and generally lower-malt, but lager doesn’t necessarily mean no flavor. Pilsner, on the other hand, is a specific style of beer; one that is officially categorized as a lager. By Marty Nachel, Steve Ettlinger . There are a few types of beer out there and they all have something different to offer. Once the ale is fermented, it is refrigerated which stops the fermentation process. Der Alkoholgehalt von Lagerbieren liegt im Durchschnitt zwischen 4,5 bis 5,6 Prozent. Here are the differences between IPAs, lager and ale explained. My biggest advice is to try every style so that you can offer styles to a particular client based on what they want. Charakteristika der Lagerbiere. Im Supermarkt, im Wirtshaus oder in einer Bar muss sich der Bierliebhaber entscheiden, welche Biersorte er trinken will. All beers are made as ales or lagers; ale and lager are the two main branches (classifications) of the beer family tree and are closely related branches at that.Ales are the older, distinguished, traditional brews of the world, predating lagers by thousands of years, whereas lagers are a relatively modern creation, less than 200 years old. Ales have a huge variety of beer from stouts to pale ales. Besides, lagers are brewed at cooler temperatures as compared to Ales, which are brewed at moderately higher temperatures. Kurz: Bei einem Pilsner handelt es sich um ein Lagerbier. Lager has fewer phenols and esters than ale, but it isn’t one-dimensional.