More and more people try to homebrew alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages in their own homes. And as in the commercial market, the beer is the most bought alcohol so in the household brewing, beer is the most brewed beverage. Of course this is due to the fact that many people choose to create a unique beer style which best fits their taste. Different beers have different beer styles and beer styles differ on the producing method and ingredients used. And from different producing methods and ingredients each beer receives a unique aroma, taste, palate and other characteristics that a good beer possesses. Palate however is the most appreciated characteristic. It basically means the feeling you get from drinking the beer, how hard it hits you and other such indications.
Of course these aren’t the only characteristics there are also other ones like bitterness, sweetness, strength and mainly the appearance, because the appearance is the first thing a customer sees in a beer. Bitterness for instance is determined by what ingredients are used and their proportions, sweetness from the amount of sugar and strength depends on the amount of fermented material and the degree of fermentation which it achieved. Under appearance we understand color, clarity, matte and aroma.
Two of the most famous styles of beer producing are the Lager and Ale. However the ale is a beverage for more strict customers who only want high quality beer. Ale beer is produced with the use of high quality yeasts that ferment at higher temperatures than those of the lager beer. At higher temperatures the yeasts will release different aromas and flavors which will give the beer a unique taste, aroma, palate and color. However the ale is more expensive, the ingredients take more time to find and the process of the brewing is more complex.
The lager beer on the other hand is the most commonly drunk beer. It is cheaper than the ale and is easier to create. The first people who started to produce lager beer lived in Central Europe. The yeasts used for the lager are of decent quality and ferment at lower temperatures and afterwards the beer is stored at 0-3C. When the second stage of storing begins the lager will clear and mellow. The cooler temperatures will increase the production of products from the herbs used thus giving a softer taste to the lager. The modern lager beer has usually a light color and is highly carbonated and many people enjoy drinking it more than ale.
An important thing that most beer producers follow, are the traditions of their ancestors. A good beer tradition results in a unique beer style and taste which makes the experience of drinking the beer even more enjoyable to the customer. Of course if you want to experiment and create a flavor for your taste, you can always try to homebrew beer. And it is your choice if you will use an already establishes beer style or try to create a new one.
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