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lager beer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lager beer a general term for beer made with bottom fermenting yeast (usually by decoction mashing); originally it was brewed in March or April and matured until September
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Researchers in Denmark found that beer tastes best when drunk to the accompaniment of a certain musical tone. The optimal frequency is different for each beer, they reported. The correct harmonious tone for Carlsberg Lager, for example, is 510-520 cycles per second.
    • n Lager beer Originally a German beer, but now also made in immense quantities in the United States; -- so called from its being laid up or stored for some months before use.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
G. lager, bed, storehouse + bier, beer. See Lair, and Beer

Usage

In literature:

Theron had never seen any considerable number of his fellow-citizens engaged in drinking lager beer before.
"The Damnation of Theron Ware" by Harold Frederic
Steins of lager beer were ventured upon.
"The Shuttle" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
It resembled tea less than lager beer resembles champagne.
"The People of the Abyss" by Jack London
He did not like steam beer, but it was cheaper than lager.
"Michael, Brother of Jerry" by Jack London
Haight was the real head-man, but he was too fond of lager-beer to be in trusted with so large a business.
"The Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman, Complete" by William T. Sherman
Haight was the real head-man, but he was too fond of lager-beer to be in trusted with so large a business.
"Memoirs of Three Civil War Generals, Complete" by U. S. Grant, W. T. Sherman, P. H. Sheridan
By his side stood a man urging him to try the lager beer, and cabbage also, I suppose.
"The Crisis, Complete" by Winston Churchill
Haight was the real head-man, but he was too fond of lager-beer to be in trusted with so large a business.
"The Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman, Vol. I., Part 1" by William T. Sherman
Yes, even Mam Hansen sometimes found means to stand him a half of lager beer.
"Norse Tales and Sketches" by Alexander Lange Kielland
Lager beer is drunk with them.
"A Wanderer in Holland" by E. V. Lucas
Lager beer, and all kinds of ales and porters, are malt liquors.
"Object Lessons on the Human Body" by Sarah F. Buckelew and Margaret W. Lewis
There's a lager beer saloon across the way.
"The Amateur Army" by Patrick MacGill
It is impossible to keep "lager" beer on draught in the ordinary sense of the term in England.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
Lager beer began to flow.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 93. August 6, 1887." by Various
This was supplemented by lager, called for the day 'blue ribbon beer'.
"Sober by Act of Parliament" by Fred A. McKenzie
Letitia House became a lager beer saloon, the front painted with foaming pots of beer.
"Peculiarities of American Cities" by Willard Glazier
With some trouble we landed all the goods and paraphernalia, including a case of lager beer.
"Two Years Among the Savages of New Guinea." by W. D. Pitcairn
Excellent Spanish and French wines and lager beer are to be had in almost all the inns.
"Cuba Past and Present" by Richard Davey
It iz proper enuff tew state, that this man kept a lager-beer saloon, and could have no object in stating what want strictly thus.
"The Complete Works of Josh Billings" by Henry W. Shaw
Lager Beer iz not intoxikating.
"Josh Billings on Ice" by Henry Wheeler Shaw
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In poetry:

Roumanians, and others,
Who now are standing pat
Will call the allies brothers
When lager beer goes flat.
"German Securities Fall" by Abner Cosens
The boiler was filled with lager beer
And the devil himself was the engineer;
The passengers were a most motley crew-
Church member, atheist, Gentile, and Jew,
"The Hell-Bound Train" by Anonymous Americas
But whether on window, door, or stair,
Wherever I went, it was always there;
Painted in yellow, and red, and blue,
It stared from alley and avenue:
It was north, and south, and east, and west,
The lager-beer of this Philip Best.
""PH. Best & Co.'s Lager-Beer"" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
But spite of bug-wheels in my cocoa tree,
The trade in lager beer is still a-humming,
A schooner can be purchased for a V
Or even grafted if you're fierce at bumming.
My finish then less clearly do I see,
For lo! I have another think a-coming.
"The Love Sonnets of a Hoodlum" by Wallace Irwin

In news:

It never ceases to amaze me how pervasive lager style beers are.
Hofbräu M¨nchen beer on draft (lager, wheat, and dark).
The featured beers are Boston Lager, Octoberfest, Whitewater IPA, Old Kentucky and Harvest Pumpkin.
10-12-12 East Coast Beer Beach Haus Pilsner & Winter Rental Dark Lager.
I don't mind Shiner 's beers myself, 'specially the sweet and mealy Black Lager, but it didn't impress the 12 kindly folks who judged it in our blind contest.
A light lager-style beer gives the batter a pleasantly yeasty flavor without overwhelming the apple slices the way a darker brew might.
Despite being the most popular type of beer in the world, lager is a relative newcomer to the beer scene when compared with ale.
The Moerlein Lager House has started offering Cincinnati beer heritage and brewery tours starting at 10 am every Saturday and Sunday.
Now that you know the difference between ales and lagers, you may want to continue your beer style education.
A label for Landmark Black Lager (though the beer is draft-only for now).
Syracuse-based Landmark Beer Co. Is about to launch its latest brew: A malty Munich-style beer called Landmark Black Lager .
It's beer in its most generic form—at least, American-style lagers are.
And what better beer than Lake Placid Winter Lager .
Portland Beer Week India Red Lager .
And what better beer than Lake Placid Winter Lager.
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