Lager beer
Lager beer La"ger beer` . [G. lager bed, storehouse + bier beer. See {Lair}, and {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. [1913 Webster]

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  • lager (beer) — ☆ lager (beer) or lager [lä′gər ] n. 〚Ger lagerbier, lit., store beer < lager, storehouse (akin to OE leger: see LAIR) + bier …   Universalium

  • lager (beer) — ☆ lager (beer) or lager [lä′gər ] n. [Ger lagerbier, lit., store beer < lager, storehouse (akin to OE leger: see LAIR) + bier, BEER] a type of beer which is stored at a low temperature for aging after it has been brewed …   English World dictionary

  • lager (beer) — ☆ lager (beer) or lager [lä′gər ] n. [Ger lagerbier, lit., store beer < lager, storehouse (akin to OE leger: see LAIR) + bier, BEER] a type of beer which is stored at a low temperature for aging after it has been brewed …   English World dictionary

  • lager beer — Beer Beer, n. [OE. beor, ber, AS. be[ o]r; akin to Fries. biar, Icel. bj?rr, OHG. bior, D. & G. bier, and possibly E. brew. [root]93, See {Brew}.] 1. A fermented liquor made from any malted grain, but commonly from barley malt, with hops or some… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lager beer — Beer aged by storing. 30 Am J Rev ed Intox L § 10. A malt beverage; neither a spiritous liquor or a vinous liquor. Sarlls v United States, 152 US 570, 38 L Ed 556, 14 S Ct 720 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • lager beer — noun 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 • Syn: ↑lager • Hypernyms: ↑beer • Hyponyms: ↑Munich beer, ↑Munchener, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • lager beer —       light coloured, highly carbonated type of beer. * * * …   Universalium

  • lager beer — German beer …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Lager Beer Riot — (émeute de la bière lager) est survenue à Chicago dans l Illinois en 1855 lorsque le maire Levi Boone, petit neveu de Daniel Boone, ait proposé une ordonnance locale stipulant sur l hypothétique fermeture des tavernes de la ville les dimanches et …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Lager Beer Riot — The Lager Beer Riot occurred in Chicago, Illinois in 1855 after Mayor Levi Boone, great nephew of Daniel Boone, proposed a local ordinance which would close taverns on Sundays and raise the cost of a liquor license from $50 per year to $300… …   Wikipedia

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