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What is Beer?

What is beer

What is beer?

The word beer comes from the Old English beor, which means ‘beer’, or the Vulgar Latin biber, meaning “beverage.” It is one of the oldest alcoholic beverages in the world. It is made by fermenting a grain (usually barley), often with hops. It has a low alcohol content and is a popular drink around the world.

Various styles of beer exist, and some countries have their own unique beer traditions. In Africa, for example, sorghum and millet beers are traditional. In Kyrgyzstan, a millet drink is referred to as “Bozo”; in Bhutan and Nepal, rice and millet are also used.

Some beers use other ingredients to add flavor, such as a mixture of different aromatic herbs or even berries and fruits. Historically, beer was made without hops, but modern breweries now add them to their beers as an important part of the flavor.

A variety of starch sources may be used in a recipe, including wheat, rye and oats. These can be combined with malted barley to make a “grain bill.”

Mild ale is the most common type of beer, and is typically dark coloured with an abv of 3% to 3.6%. It is light or medium in body and has a slightly sweet taste. There are lighter hued milds as well as stronger examples reaching 6% abv and higher.

Stout is a dark coloured beer with a strong malt flavour and is often hopped. It has a sweet after taste of caramel.

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