Hand in glove is holding a petri dish of cross streak of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (baker yeast) growing on yeast extract peptone dextrose agar plate. microbiology laboratory test.

The Elusive Flavor of Lager Yeast

Subtlety is the defining characteristic of lagers. Rather than the “in your face” personality of ales, lagers are suave and reserved. If ales are frisky puppies, lagers are purring cats. They’re not climbing up your legs; you have to meet them where they are. But lagers offer easy drinkability, a transparent showcase for brewing ingredients and sublime delights—beer after beer. It’s the unique characteristics of their yeast that sets them apart.