From what I've read, lager yeast is generally very clean and subtle on the flavor profile, while ale yeasts provide many different estery flavors depending on the style/yeast. I have a friend who thinks that all yellow lagers are "horrible" because of that "lager taste." From my understanding, when you drink a pale lager, you're tasting its malt character and not the yeast - that is the pilsner malt, or what have you. Am I correct in this reasoning? Btw, I happen to like well made pale lagers.