I was recently telling someone that I like ale beer but not lager beer…until I realized that it was stout that I didn’t like, and I DO like ales and lagers.
That left me trying to remember what the different was between ales and lagers. TO THE THE GOOGLES! I found this site that said in its first sentence, “For the average beer drinker, the difference between an ale and a lager comes down to how the beer looks, smells, and tastes.“… Um, what? That’s literally everything. They could’ve just said, “For the average beer drinker, the difference between an ale and a lager comes down to…everything.” and it would’ve meant the same thing.
The rest of the article was interesting, such as brewing temperature: ales ferment under warm conditions; lagers cold. But, that first sentence has to go.