- Jul 12, 2020
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Actually, an ale can be lagered (altbier and kölsch for example, and Westvletteren 8 and 12 spend a month or two below 50ºF according to Hieronymus). Similarly, a lager can be made without lagering (California Common AKA Steam beer before Anchor decided to trademark that name).Lagering (stored cold) is the same as extended cold crashing. Maybe it becomes "Lagering" after 2 weeks, and it probably has to be a Lager.
Decent summary here: What Is the Difference between Ale and Lager?