What is the difference between the various types of beer?....Draft, Pilsner, lager etc?!

Question: What is the difference between the various types of beer!?!.!.!.!.Draft, Pilsner, lager etc!?
Draft beer (out of a keg) has less Carbon dioxide so it always is a truer taste!. ( You can say cans/bottles that have a nitrogen widget in them are draft beers!.)

Pilsener is brewed with a special type of hops usually Saars which gives it a real bitter and dry flavour!.

Lagers are generally the most popular and easy to drink because they tend to be sweeter and are characterized with those big foamy heads!.

Ales are more popular in the colder climates because they don't lose Carbon Dioxide as quickly and can easily be drunk at room temperature!. ( They tend to be fruity in flavour but not sweet)

I have read numerous things about the brewing process and I still can't get my head around top and bottom fermentation and types of yeast!. I've been in the industry for 30 years and I still don't get it!. I just like drinking the stuff:)Www@FoodAQ@Com

As stated by others a draft is simply any beer that is served from tap!. The difference between a pilsner and a lager is the yeast used to ferment the two!. Beer is broken down into two main groups!.
1!. Lager
2!. Ale
The difference between the groups is the yeast used!.
A lager yeast typically takes longer to ferment and ferments at lower temperatures!. It is also a bottom fermenting yeast!.

An ale yeast ferments in a shorter period of time and at highter temperatures!. It is a top fermenting yeast!. Ale yeast generally produces a richer more robust taste compared to lager yeast!.

For a definition of all of the different types of ales and lagers go here

Draft comes out of a keg instead of a can or bottle!. Pilsner is a pale lager without a huge amount of taste (while somehow being the most popular beer style in the world)!. Ale and lager are the two overarching categories of beer and are differentiated by the type of yeast used to make them and the temperatures at which they are fermented!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Draft Beer comes from a keg / not bottles or cans
Here is a link to beer judging that is very completeWww@FoodAQ@Com

I believe the difference between beers (pilsner, lager, ale, etc) has to do mostly with the type of yeast used!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

heck out this page - lots of info

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