Hey fellow BAs. Newbie here. I was wondering if anyone could help explain to me what the difference is between ales and lagers. I know one is bottom fermented and one is top fermented, but what does that really mean to the experience the consumer has when drinking the beer? Why are the pricier beers almost exclusively ales? What would happen if the mash for an ale was fermented with lager yeast instead of ale yeast? Thanks, and cheers!