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see beerbeer,
alcoholic beverage made by brewing and fermenting cereals, especially malted barley, usually with the addition of hops as a flavoring agent and stabilizer. One of the oldest of alcoholic beverages (there is archaeological evidence dating to c.3000 B.C.
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(food engineering)
A fermented malt beverage, differing from beer in containing up to 8% alcohol by volume and being hopped more heavily.
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1. a beer fermented in an open vessel using yeasts that rise to the top of the brew
2. (formerly) an alcoholic drink made by fermenting a cereal, esp barley, but differing from beer by being unflavoured by hops
3. Chiefly Brit another word for beer
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In 1891--just before the first beer taxation--the consumption of bottom-fermented beer increased very quickly and alarmingly.(19) The new beer replaced the old top-fermented weak beer and became part of the daily life of the new urban working classes.
It meant that intoxicating beverages had entered into new drinking situations and had reached groups in the population who until then had known only the weak top-fermented beer.
Of course in Danish thinking no one could prohibit the consumption of "nonintoxicating" top-fermented beer.
They distanced themselves from the old type of top-fermented beer, which they now described as being as strong and as dangerous as distilled spirits.
It was a top-fermented kind, similar to English porter, rather heavy in alcohol, but the common drink of the people was "snaps."
The modern Danish lager beers are much lighter in alcohol than the older top-fermented kind and have crowded the latter to the wall.
Two years later there was a revival of top-fermented beers at the re-opened Stoombierbrouwerij (Steam Beer Brewery) De Vriendenkring (Circle of Friends) in Arcen in Limburg.
Pilsen (in Czech the word means "green meadow") had been a brewing town since the beginning of the millennium, perhaps longer, but always with dark, top-fermented ales and wheat beers.
In those days, Yuengling beers were top-fermented and aged in large wooden vessels, a practice that endured well into this century.
Top-fermented and conditioned with Oak chips, Pike IPA has an original gravity of 1.064 and an alcohol content of 6.5% by volume.