la·​ger | \ ˈlä-gər How to pronounce lager (audio) \

Definition of lager

: a beer brewed by slow fermentation and matured under refrigeration

Examples of lager in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the 2019 Great American Beer Festival, Wayfinder took home a bronze medal for its Munich-style helles lager Hell. oregonlive, "These are Portland’s 10 best beers, ranked," 18 Dec. 2019 Hanging Hills has again collaborated with Bear’s Smokehouse for its unique German-style lager, using fresh pumpkin smoked at Bear’s with the barbecue joint’s secret dry rub. Leeanne Griffin,, "It’s time for fall beers at Connecticut breweries. Here are eight of them.," 16 Sep. 2019 The Full Pour India Pale Lager is a delicious blending of styles that are full-bodied but also lend a light, crisp, lager touch. oregonlive, "Natian Brewery relies on hard work, creative twists: Portland Breweries Series," 13 Dec. 2019 But the lager was actually medium to mild in taste — also with a hint of sweet — surprisingly smooth. John-john Williams Iv,, "Prost, Elkridge: German-influenced restaurant Rathskeller shows potential to enliven the area," 2 Dec. 2019 The lager will be clean and drinkable, says Four Peaks communications manager Zach Fowle, and was designed to add to the moment, but not steal the spotlight so fans can focus on the game. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "Four Peaks has released an Arizona Cardinals-themed beer. Here's where to get it," 26 Aug. 2019 Red Bird Lager, served in aluminum bottles printed with the Cardinals logo, comes in at 4.5 percent alcohol by volume and is an amber lager with flavors of caramel and malt. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "Four Peaks has released an Arizona Cardinals-themed beer. Here's where to get it," 26 Aug. 2019 The ales and lagers were flowing from the taps at the beer garden in Bushnell Park. Mike Anthony,, "Mike Anthony: Hartford had it Saturday, and our new soccer team had a lot to do with it," 14 July 2019 Wynkoop has traditional ales and lagers on the menu, too. Dee-ann Durbin, The Denver Post, "As craft beer market grows, so do wild flavors like Wynkoop’s Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout," 5 June 2019

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First Known Use of lager

1852, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lager

German Lagerbier beer made for storage, from Lager storehouse + Bier beer

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The first known use of lager was in 1852

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11 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Lager.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 24 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of lager

: a type of beer that is light in color and is aged at cool temperatures

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