How is Beer Categorized? Every single beer* you’ve ever enjoyed can be broken into one of two main types: ale or lager. And that's determined by the type of yeast used during the fermentation process. Lagers are made with yeast that ferments at the bottom of the beer mixture, and ales are made with yeast that ferments at the top.
Ale is a type of beer brewed from malted barley. Ales beers has a sweet, fruitier taste and fuller-bodied than lagers. Wheat beers can be light or medium-bodied and are very versatile when it comes to adding other flavours or ingredient. Ale styles available—wheat beer, hefeweizen, dunkelweizen, stout, blonde ale and pale ale.
Lagers are a typical entry point into beer for new drinkers. Lagers are generally lighter in body, a little malty and crisper than ale, but there are exceptions. The taste is usually clean, and they are better served very cold.