Thursday, 16 March 2017

Ale Beer

Weekend for us means chilled bottles of beer with friends. you drink together with them and party like there's no tomorrow. Almost all of us had those days when we just passed out after getting dead drunk and our friends did laugh on us and played hilarious pranks on us.  It is always good to be in such situation for fun but just be sure it doesn't harm your health. We have discussed about multiple beer in other blogs we will now discuss about 'Ale Beer'.




Every beer in this world is made up of same basic ingredients and with a different process. Yeast is majorly required to produce beer, doesn't matter if the yeast is top-fermenting or bottom-fermenting. If we talk about how ale, Lager and other beers are different from each other then a very simple answer to this would be the top-fermenting or bottom-fermenting yeast but fermentation process itself has a lot of science behind it. 

What is ale:

Ale is not a new category of beers, it is thousands of year old, much older than lager at-least. Yeast that is used to make ale is known as Saccharomyces cerevisiae.  Ale is made up of malt which is sweet. Hence, bittering agent (additional flavor) is being added to the ale to balance the sweetness of the malt and it acts as a preservative. Earlier this agent was a herb known as gruit which helped to preserve beer. We know that ale is made using hot fermentation process, hence it is usually fermented at temperatures between 15 °C to 24 °C. After 24°C yeast starts producing the required amount of esters, which results in beer with a fruity compounds. That means it smells like apple grapes and other such fruits. Ale is to be considered as a strong beer and more robust in taste. 



Time for preparation:

Ale doesn't take much time to be prepared and to be served. Due to warm fermentation process the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae does not take much time to show its quality. It takes less than 7 days. The warm fermentation process makes ale more tastier and strong. 

Serving Ale:

Well, for most of the guys serving a beer means "tilt your glass you dumb ass" .Ale has always taken a pretentious way to be served, Collar of a beer glass full of froth or foam let you feel the beer and the real taste of beer. Head of beer is a combination of wort protein, yeast and hop residue.
Take a Weizen Glasses, pour little beer to the center of the class directly to get some froth, wait for half of the froth to condense and then tilt your glass to pour the rest of the beer. Do this if you are a real fan of beer and want to make your beer look attractive on your table. 
Ale should always be served at a cellar temperature. Cellar temperature is  50-55 degrees Fahrenheit i.e 10-14 degrees Celsius. 


Diversification of Ale:

You don't end up with just Ale thing. There is more to know about Ale and that is about the varieties of Ale. 

  •   Brown ale
  •    Burton ale
  •    Golden ale
  •    Mild ale
  •    Pale ale
  •    Belgian ales
  •    India Pale Ale



We will take heads up on the detailed information on these categories of ale in our upcoming blogs.# ale beer 
 

 

 Related Post -  Lager-vs-beer



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