Post:  9th of August

Saison

This kind of beer was usually brewed in Belgium during the winter. The flavor is very heavy, full of yeast taste.  This beer is highly carbonated; alcohol content is on average 7%.

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Post:1st of August

Lambics

This unfiltered beer is made of wheat at the heart of Belgium. It has got sour flavor and almost no carbonation. What is special is that this kind of beer has usually no hop flavor or bitterness. Very characteristic is also its fruity flavor. It has between 4 – 6% of alcohol.

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Post: 24th of July

Flanders red ale

This kind of beer is usually called the red beer because it has red to brown color. It has a fruity flavor which is cause by the special yeast. This is a very complex beer made by a long tradition, aged in oak barrels.

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Post: 18th of July

Abbey tripel

This kind of beer has been brewed since the middle ages in monasteries in Belgium. It was probably invented at Westmale.

The beer is yellow in color and usually very carbonated. You can usually feel citrus, fruits and candy flavor, it is very hoppy and the alcohol content is high – 10%.

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Post: 3rd of  July

Flemish Sour Ale

This kind of beer which comes from Flanders in Belgium red to brwon color. It can have a fruity flavor and you can even feel the presence of chocolate or caramel. It has got almost no hop flavor. What is so cool about this beer is the fact that it is usually aged in oak barrels for several years. This beer has from 4 to 8% of alcohol.

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Post: 18th of June

Biere de Garde

This is a nice kind of beer from Belgium which is usually light brown in color and it is made of the roasted barely. This beer coudl have also fruity aroma which could be kind of strong.

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Post: 11.6.2013

Abbey Dubbel

This kind of beer comes from middle ages when the monks brewed this beers. Dubbel is medium strength Belgian style beer. It is amber in color and not so hoppy. This kind of beer is usually very tasty and complex. The amount of alcohol is cca 7%.

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Post: 28th of May

Milk ale

Milk ales are the kind of ales which have usually increased amount of dextrin’s and unfermented sugars. The brewers usually add unfermentable sugars such as lactose to get more sweetness and the desired milk flavor…

The alcohol content is from 4% to 7%.

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Post: 21th of May

Kolsh

The name of this beer says everything. It comes from Cologne (Kolsch in German dialect). This name is protected and only 24 brewers from Cologne are allowed to call their beer Kolsh. The Kolsh is gold in color with medium carbonation, medium hop bitterness. Alcohol content is around 5%.

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Post: 14th of May

Irish ale

It is said that the first ales in Ireland were brewed in monasteries and were red. Today the beer is usually amber and is caramel flavor. It is medium in hop flavor and has low bitterness due to expensive English hops.  Irish ales have usually around 5% of alcohol.

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Post: 9th of May

Mild Ale

There is a nice story about this beer! The population was growing a lot in 19th century and some English brewers started to sell bee before it was ready. They started to call this „young“ beer Mild.

Mild beers are usually brown color, hoppy. The amount of alcohol is from 3% to 5%.

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Post:  2nd of May

Scotch ale

Oh, yeah, this is a really strong beer. Almost like a wine! Scotch ale is a clear, dark brown color. It is very malty since it was kind of easy to plant barely. But on the other hand i tis not very hoppy.  In is not easy to plant hops in the cold Scottish weather and there has never been a big will to buy English hops J Alcohol content could be from 6 to 10%!!!

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Post: 23th of April

Traditional ales

These kinds of ales – Traditional ales, are the original ones, the ancient beer styles. The ale is the original kind of a beer fermented at the „room temperature“. Traditional ales could be Gose, Sahti, Grozet. This kind could vary very much in the flavor and amount of alcohol.

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Post:  16th of April

India Pale Ale (IPA)

There is a very nice story about this beer. In the 18th during British „occupation“ of India. The British brewers were unable to brew a beer which keeps well on a long voyage on the ocean. The main problem was the heat. Higher hopping and alcohol solved the problem. The average alcohol content is 6%.

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Post: 9th of April

Brown ale

This is a very typical English style with dark amber color. It usually has a moderate malt character, tastes like caramel or nuts. It is medium sweet and also bitterness may be present. The ones produced in the USA are hoppier. Brown ale has 3 to 6% of alcohol.

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Post: 3rd of April

Bitter

Another famous Ale kind is the Bitter. Bitters are the kinds of beer made for drinkability, originally in England. They are yellow to copper in color. The name itself is stating that the beer is going to be bitter and it really is! The beer is low in hop flavor and little bit caramel flavor. Bitters have from 3 to 5% of alcohol.

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Post: 26th of March

Beer in the United States

It is not a surprise that the beer is the most popular alcohol beverage in the United States – it is 85% of all the alcohol sold in the country. Beer is made in more than 1400 breweries all over the country.

There are many of the largest brewers in the world located in the US, such as:

  • Anheuser Busch, this brewer creates beers like Bud light, Budweiser, Michelob, Michelob Ultra, Busch…
  • Miller Brewing Co. / Coors Brewing Co which produces: Miller, Miller Genuine, Miller Chill, Blue moon, Peroni Nastro Azzurro
  • Stroh Brewing Co, producing Schlitz, Signature Lone Star, and Augsburger

But what is very interesting, USA is having a renaissance in micro brewing. There are literary thousands of them all over the country, mainly in California, Colorado, Washington....

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Post: 19th of March

Amber ale

Amber ale is usually brown color, medium hoppy. Often this kind of a beer is caramel flavor.  This is cause by sweet roasted malt. Amber ale could be very similar to Amercian pale ales.

The amber ale has got between 4.5% to 6% alcohol.

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Post:  13th of March

Altbier

This is dark ale kind of a beer (top fermented) originally made in the north Germany. The name means old beer and it refers to the old brewing style (ale, top fermenting). You can also know this beer as Düssel because originally comes from Düsseldorf. Altbiers are dark and well hopped.

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Post: 5th of March

European strong lager

This kind of beer is simply a variation of a Malt Liquor. The biggest difference is that the European strong lager is not made of corn or rice like the Malt Liquors. Usually barely or wheat is used. Which means they have a high level of malt. The alcohol content is high – 7%.

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Post: 26th of February

Schwarzbier

The German speakers already know that this means black beer in German. And the color of the beer is really black (dark). It is caused by the roasted malt…The flavor is bitter, chocolate. It is medium hoppy. This beer has git 20-30 IBU and 5% of alcohol.

Examples: Einbecker Schwarzbier, Sprecher Black Bavarian

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Post: 19th of February

Malt Liquor

The funny point of this kind of a lager is the fact that the malt liquor is made for one purpose – to get you drunk as soon as possible and as cheap as possible. That is why students or homeless people drink it. Because of the price the liquor is not made of barely but of corn or rice, these ingrediences are cheaper.  It does not usually have any strong flavor, all what you feel is alcohol. The alcohol content is from 5 to 10%.

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Post: 13th of February 2013

Vienna Lager

This kind of lager comes from Vienna. It is interesting that you can hardly find it there these days. It is very popular in Mexico. Vienna lager is amber or red color. The flavor and the color as well is influenced by the Vienna malt. It has got usually 5% of alcohol.

Some of you could have tasted this one in the brewerey U tri ruzi.

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Post: 5th of February 2013

Dunkel

The name of this kind of a lager is already a hint. Dunkel in German means dark. The beer is very dark sometimes little bit red because of a bit of Munich malt. It has got caramel and chocolate flavor. Bitterness is very low. Alcohol content  is 4,5% to 5,5%.

Examples: Hofbrau Dunkel, Becks Dark

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Post: 29th of January 2013

Doppelbock

This very dark brown version of a lager has been invented by monks in Germany. It has got a rich alcohol warming and very little hoppy flavor. Bitterness is also very low. Alcohol content is in the range of 8% to 11%.

Examples: Paulaner Salvator, Augustiner Maximator

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Post: 22th of January

California Common/Steam Beer

This style of a lager comes from sunny California and was developer in 18th century. In 18th century there was limited access to ice or ways to refrigerate. Because of that they started to use special lager yeasts for warm temperatures even though normally the lager needs to be fermented in low degrees.

The result was light amber lager with some characteristics of an ale(warm fermentation).

Examples: Flying Dog Old Scratch Amber, Anchor Steam

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Post: 15th of January 2013

Pilsner

One of the most famous lager style is a Pilsner. The history of this kind of beer starts in 1842 when the city Plzen (100 km west from Prague) establishes the new brewery. They called that brewery Pilsner Urquell. In the 19th century the the official language in the Czech Republic was German. Pilsen=Plzen, Urquell =old source. It all means that Pilsen is the German or English name of the city.

The Pilsner is very bitter (around 30 IBU), it is filtered and made of soft water. The alcohol content is moderate – around 5%.

Examples: Pilsner Urquell, Budweiser Budvar

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Post: 8th of January

Bock

This is very interesting kind of a beer and we do not know much about the history. We expect the it comes from the medieval monasteries where the monks were drinking that beer during the lent as a source of energy.

 Bocks are amber to very dark color, flavor is defined by maltines – usually Munich or Vienna malts. Alcohol content is cca 6,5%.

Examples: Grolsh Herftsbok, Amstel Bock.

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