American-Style Lager

Lager - American

Style Description

  • Alcohol by Volume: 3.8 - 5%
  • IBU: 5 - 13
  • Color:   2 -   4 SRM
  • Original Gravity: 1.040 - 1.046
  • Final Gravity: 1.006 - 1.010

Light in body and very light to straw in color, American lagers are very clean and crisp and aggressively carbonated. Flavor components should be subtle and complex, with no one ingredient dominating the others. Malt sweetness is light to mild. Corn, rice, or other grain or sugar adjuncts are often used. Hop bitterness, flavor and aroma are negligible to very light. Light fruity esters are acceptable. Chill haze and diacetyl should be absent.

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