- Also called lager beer. a beer stored from six weeks to six months for aging before use.
- to age (beer) usually by storing in tanks at just-below freezing temperatures for several weeks or months.
Origin of lager1
- a camp or encampment, especially within a protective circle of wagons.
- to arrange or encamp in a laager.
Origin of laager
Examples from the Web for lager
Contemporary Examples of lager
Help it all down with one of the many home-brewed beers—the lager and seasonal Christmas beer disappeared quickly at our table.Gal With a Suitcase
December 5, 2009
Historical Examples of lager
"I wouldn't mind having a glass of lager beer," acknowledged the other.Strictly Business
I will stand the lager, as that will probably be more to your taste.
We had better omit the "Lager," and begin "Die Piccolomini."
The talk of the soldiers in the "Lager" she pointed out to me as "just what it would be."
Under the use of iron and lager beer she recovered her health and strength.Sleep and Its Derangements
William A. Hammond
- a light-bodied effervescent beer, fermented in a closed vessel using yeasts that sink to the bottom of the brewCompare ale
Word Origin for lager
- a variant spelling of laager
- (in Africa) a camp, esp one defended by a circular formation of wagons
- military a place where armoured vehicles are parked
- to form (wagons) into a laager
- (tr) to park (armoured vehicles) in a laager
Word Origin for laager
1858, American English, short for lager beer (1845), from German Lagerbier "beer brewed for keeping" some months before being drunk, from Lager "storehouse" (see lair) + Bier "beer."