Beer Styles Continued-
These Golden lagers are traditionally light but still pack great flavor. There is some bitterness from the hops but they're still very refreshing. Ex-Victory Prima Pils, Brooklyn Pilsner, Lagunitas Pils, New Belgium Blue Paddle, Stoudts Pils.
Light lagers still have a lot of flavor, but have fewer calories and tend to be lower in alcohol. Ex-Sam Adams Light.
I will try to briefly describe some of the most common beer styles and give examples of beers in the style. The information is taken from : Craft Beer Style Guide-Sam Adams
The information is very basic. I was afraid of getting too technical. I can give more detail on any style if you wish.
Sweet caramel notes and piney aromas blend together to create a smooth hearty beer. Ex.-Sam Adams Boston Ale, Alaskan Amber, Mac &
Hops are a prolific, long-lived, climbing perennial herb whose flowers grow into cone-shaped structures. These cones are composed of bracts and bracteoles-leaflike structures attached to a central axis or stem. These leaves carry the lupulin glands that provide araoma, flavor, and astringent bitterness that balances the sweetness of the malt. The bitterness of hops is primarily from the alpha acids contained in the resins of the lupulin gland located
Beer is made up of four ingredients. The four ingredients are; malt, hops, water, and yeast. The Bavarian Beer Purity Law of 1516, "Reinheitsgebot", decreed that only barley, hops, and water may be used in the production of beer. It was not until 1841, when Mitcherlich discovered the role of yeast in fermentation, that yeast was included in the four main ingredients. Other ingredients that can be used in the production of beer are; wheat, rye, corn, rice, cane-beet-corn