from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Originally a German beer, but now also made in immense quantities in the United States; -- so called from its being laid up or stored for some months before use.
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- n. a general term for beer made with bottom fermenting yeast (usually by decoction mashing); originally it was brewed in March or April and matured until September
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