American-Style Dark Lager

Lager - American

Style Description

  • Alcohol by Volume: 4 - 5.5%
  • IBU: 14 - 20
  • Color:   14 -   25 SRM
  • Original Gravity: 1.040 - 1.050
  • Final Gravity: 1.008 - 1.012

This beer's malt aroma and flavor are low but notable. Its color ranges from a very deep copper to a deep, dark brown. It has a clean, light body with discreet contributions from caramel and roasted malts . Non-malt adjuncts are often used, and hop rates are low. Hop bitterness is clean and has a short duration of impact. Hop flavor, and aroma are low. Carbonation is high. Fruity esters, 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.