American-Style Premium Lager

Lager - American

Style Description

  • Alcohol by Volume: 4.3 - 5%
  • IBU: 6 - 15
  • Color:   2 -   6 SRM
  • Original Gravity: 1.044 - 1.048
  • Final Gravity: 1.010 - 1.014

This style has low malt (and adjunct) sweetness, is medium bodied, and should contain no or a low percentage (less than 25%) of adjuncts. Color may be light straw to golden. Alcohol content and bitterness may also be greater. Hop aroma and flavor is low or negligible. Light fruity esters are acceptable. Chill haze and diacetyl should be absent. Note: Some beers marketed as "premium" (based on price) may not fit this definition.

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