American-Style Amber Lager

Lager - American

Style Description

  • Alcohol by Volume: 4.8 - 5.4%
  • IBU: 18 - 30
  • Color:   6 -   14 SRM
  • Original Gravity: 1.042 - 1.056
  • Final Gravity: 1.010 - 1.018

American-style amber lagers are light amber to amber or copper colored. They are medium bodied. There is a noticeable degree of caramel-type malt character in flavor and often in aroma. This is a broad category in which the hop bitterness, flavor, and aroma may be accentuated or may only be present at relatively low levels, yet noticeable. Fruity esters, diacetyl, and chill haze should be absent.

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