German-Style Oktoberfest/Wiesen

Lager - Germany

Style Description

  • Alcohol by Volume: 5 - 6%
  • IBU: 23 - 29
  • Color:   3 -   5 SRM
  • Original Gravity: 1.048 - 1.056
  • Final Gravity: 1.010 - 1.014

Today’s Oktoberfest beers are characterized by a medium body and light, golden color. Sweet maltiness is mild with an equalizing balance of clean, hop bitterness. Hop aroma and flavor should be low but notable. Ale-like fruity esters should not be perceived. Diacetyl and chill haze should not be perceived.

The styles listed are based on the Brewers Association 2011 Style Guidelines published by Brewers Association with changes.