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Noun: top fermentation
  1. A violent kind of alcoholic fermentation at a temperature high enough to carry the yeast cells to the top of the fermenting liquid; used in the production of ale
    "top fermentation uses a yeast that ferments at higher temperatures than that used for bottom fermentation"

Derived forms: top fermentations

Type of: ferment, fermentation, fermenting, zymolysis, zymosis