Quick Answer: How is beer categorized?

How are beers classified?

The two major classifications of beer are ale and lager. … Ales are fermented with top-fermenting yeasts (the yeasts float on top of the beer during fermentation), while lagers are fermented with bottom-fermenting yeasts (the yeasts sink to the bottom of the beer during fermentation).

How many categories of beer are there?

There are over 50+ different types of beer and there are even more ways to categorize them—by flavour, by type, by color, by bitterness, by ingredients, etc.

Is Ale stronger than beer?

But really, what is ale? This is the type of beer that is usually darker and have a stronger and more robust flavor. They also usually have higher alcohol content. Lagers on the other hand tend to be lighter and clearer, with a smooth and crisp flavor, and lower alcohol content.

Is Guinness a lager or ale?

Guinness (/ˈɡɪnɪs/) is an Irish dry stout that originated in the brewery of Arthur Guinness at St.

Guinness.

Guinness logo, in use from 2005 to 2016
Type Dry stout (beer)
Colour Black
Flavour Dry
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