schenk beer

\ ˈsheŋkˌ- \

Definition of schenk beer

: a beer brewed in the winter by the bottom-fermentation process for immediate consumption and not stored like lager

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History and Etymology for schenk beer

partial translation of German schenkbier, from schenken to pour out (from Old High German skenken) + bier beer; from the fact that it is put on draft soon after it is made

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“Schenk beer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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