International-Style Pilsener


Style Description

  • Alcohol by Volume: 4.5 - 5.3%
  • IBU: 17 - 30
  • Color:   3 -   4 SRM
  • Original Gravity: 1.044 - 1.050
  • Final Gravity: 1.008 - 1.010

International Pilseners are straw/golden in color and are well attenuated. This medium-bodied beer is often brewed with rice, corn, wheat, or other grain or sugar adjuncts making up part of the mash. Hop bitterness is low to medium. Hop flavor and aroma are low. Residual malt sweetness is low--it does not predominate but may be perceived. Fruity esters and diacetyl should not be perceived. Very low levels of sweet corn-like dimethylsulfide (DMS) character, if perceived, are acceptable. There should be no chill haze.

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