Lager Styles

We have a large listing of beer styles based on the Brewers Association 2011 Style Guidelines. Research different beer styles and see what others have made in those styles.

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High in starting gravity and alcoholic strength, this style is somewhat diverse. Some American malt liquors are just slightly stronger than American lagers, while others ...
  • ABV: 6.3 - 7.5%
  • IBU: 12 - 23
  • Color:   2 -   5 SRM
This style is slightly higher in alcohol than most other light-colored, American-style lagers. Its body is low to medium and has low residual malt sweetness ...
  • ABV: 4.6 - 6%
  • IBU: 7 - 20
  • Color:   2 -   8 SRM
This classic and unique pre-Prohibition American-style Pilsener is straw to deep gold in color. Hop bitterness, flavor and aroma are medium to high, and use ...
  • ABV: 5 - 6%
  • IBU: 25 - 40
  • Color:   3 -   6 SRM
The American style of these classic German beers is distinguished by a comparatively greater degree of hop character. In general the style is characterized by ...
  • ABV: 5.3 - 5.9%
  • IBU: 20 - 30
  • Color:   4 -   15 SRM
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 ...
  • ABV: 4 - 5.5%
  • IBU: 14 - 20
  • Color:   14 -   25 SRM
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 ...
  • ABV: 4.8 - 5.4%
  • IBU: 18 - 30
  • Color:   6 -   14 SRM
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 ...
  • ABV: 4.3 - 5%
  • IBU: 6 - 15
  • Color:   2 -   6 SRM
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 ...
  • ABV: 3.8 - 5%
  • IBU: 5 - 13
  • Color:   2 -   4 SRM
These beers are extremely light colored, light in body, and high in carbonation. Calorie level should not exceed 125 per 12 ounce serving. Corn, rice ...
  • ABV: 3.5 - 4.4%
  • IBU: 5 - 10
  • Color:   1.5 -   4 SRM
These beers are pale golden to amber in color, light to medium-light in body, and high in carbonation. Calorie level should not exceed 125 per ...
  • ABV: 3.5 - 4.4%
  • IBU: 8 - 15
  • Color:   4 -   12 SRM

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