One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A kind of effervescent beer which is light in colour and body.‘a sought-after brand of lager’count noun ‘the English habit of sinking a few post-match lagers’‘a free house with a wide range of lagers’
- ‘Austrian beer, such as the light lagers and heavier Bock - brewed for Christmas and Easter - is on par with the better known German varieties.’
- ‘You used to get offered a chaser with your lager, but that doesn't happen as much, if at all, now.’
- ‘Experts agree that it is easier to drink flat beers faster than fizzy beers such as lager.’
- ‘He said he had drunk around 13 vodkas and ten pints of lager during the day.’
- ‘Brewers use several methods to produce beers and lagers with low alcohol content.’
- ‘You can't eat a late night curry without a few pints of lager to wash it down.’
- ‘The offender continued his drinking consuming more cider, lager and a bottle of Martini.’
- ‘In some supermarkets it is possible to buy cans of lager and bottles of cider for less than a bottle of water.’
- ‘The brewery intends to turn round the fortunes of the English pint, which is facing tough opposition from chilled lagers and Irish ales.’
- ‘At this point, she was drinking cider, as lager was no longer giving her a quick enough kick.’
- ‘His stroke of luck came when he decided to brew the fashionable new lager instead of heavier traditional beers.’
- ‘I dream of a specialty beer store, with ales and lagers stored separately at proper temperature away from light and a cellar of aging beers.’
- ‘The two basic types of beer - ales and lagers - both consist of the same four ingredients: water, hops, yeast and malt.’
- ‘Winning the quiz, aside from the kudos and respect from your peers, nets you eight pints of beer or lager.’
- ‘He told officers that he had drunk ten pints of strong lager during a six-hour period leading up to the attacks.’
- ‘The majority of Mexican beers produced today are pale Pilsener lagers, light in color, flavor and hoppiness.’
- ‘Of the twenty most popular beers imported into the US, only three - Guinness Stout, Bass Ale and Newcastle Brown Ale - are not lagers.’
- ‘Beer, lager and cider were the most popular drinks but there was a sharp increase in alcopops drinkers.’
- ‘On the table in front of him he has a pint of lager, and a newspaper open at the sports section.’
- ‘Meanwhile, brewpubs continue to proliferate, broadening awareness of the stylistic range of beers beyond the light lagers offered by the mass domestic brewers.’
Mid 19th century: from German Lagerbier ‘beer brewed for keeping’, from Lager ‘storehouse’. Compare with laager, lair, and leaguer.
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