Beer Boutique

Meet the Ales

Ales are beers made with a different strain of yeast to lagers. In fact, in contrast to lagers, these beers are often defined by the flavours and aromas created by the yeast strain used. They are fermented at a warmer temperature than lagers, which allows the creation of chemical compounds called esters, giving these beers a fruity quality. Historically hops were used as a preservative in ales but more recently they’ve been used to provide the predominant aroma and flavour in ales.

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Wheat

Wheat beer or Weissbier is a traditional beer from Bavaria. They are brewed with at least 50% wheat with the rest malted barley and lightly hopped with little hop aroma. But they do have a very distinct aroma which comes from the yeast, giving the beer a clove or banana or spice aroma (depending on what you can detect). They are super creamy, highly carbonated and easy drinking. Incredibly refreshing, they can be drunk year round but are great on a hot summer’s day.

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