Lagers are bottom-fermented beers with a crisp, clean taste. The term lager comes from the German 'lagern' which means 'store' in reference to the long time lagers will spend in cold storage. Lagers are made with lager yeasts which ferment at lower temperatures, producing a clean, dry beer. They are generally lighter in body with a less-fruity aroma than ale. Brewed to a sufficient strength and well conditioned they can be excellent beers. In the past 100 years, lagers have become the dominant beers of the world.