They are fuller-bodied, with nuances of fruit or spice and a pleasantly hoppy finish. Generally robust and complex with variety of fruit and malt aromas, ales come in many varieties.
Ales are dark, often darker than lagers. The color range from a gold to a reddish amber.
Cool Fact, Lager originates from the German word lagern, which mean 'to store' - because of the method of storing it for several months in a near-freezing temperature. Therefore, you will have a crisp and refreshing taste with a smooth finish. They range from sweet to bitter and pale to black. Also, they are a pale to medium and a medium to high hop flavor.
Porters & Stouts
There's very little distinction between the two.
The Porter is dark, almost black, fruity-dry, top fermenting style.
However, the Stout not as sweet to the taste, features a rich, and creamy.
Generally dark and sweetin flavor, malts contain hints of caramel, toffee, and nuts. They can be light to full-bodied.