Both types of beer – ale and lager, what are the differences?
Some may not be accustomed to the term ’ale’ as the name itself is not popular in Singapore, but did you know? Guinness stout, Porters and our Tasmanian Taverner’s honey ale are classified as ales! How you differentiate ales from lagers is by primarily noting their taste, which is usually robust and fruitier in flavour, and its’ complex characteristics! On the other hand, lagers such as your Budweiser, Carlsberg lager, Corona, tend to have a lighter taste, highly carbonated/crisp, smooth, mellow and a clean subtle balanced taste.
If you guessed that ale and lager use a different temperature to ferment their yeast, you are right! In a fermentation tank, the yeast ferments at a higher temperature and stays at the surface, it produces an ale – which is when the super-toasty yeast sits at the top of the tank. Whereas the yeast that ferments at a lower temperature sinks at the surface of the fermentation tank, produces a lager!
If you prefer a kind of beer that’s fruity, slightly bitter with a sweet aftertaste, our range of Taverner’s Ale is just the perfect match for you!
Purchase our Taverner’s Honey Ale HERE.