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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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
A true smooth cold-fermented and cold lagered beer, brewed with lager yeast . Black to very deep ruby/garnet in color. Overall, Baltic Porters have a ...
  • ABV: 7.5 - 9%
  • IBU: 35 - 40
  • Color:   2 -   5 SRM
Bamberg-style Bock Rauchbier should have beechwood smoky characters that range from detectable to prevalent in the aroma and flavor. Smoke character is not harshly phenolic ...
  • ABV: 6 - 7.5%
  • IBU: 20 - 30
  • Color:   20 -   30 SRM
Helles Rauchbier should have beechwood smoky characters that range from detectable to prevalent in the aroma and flavor. Smoke character is not harshly phenolic, but ...
  • ABV: 4.5 - 5.5%
  • IBU: 18 - 25
  • Color:   4 -   5 SRM
Traditional Bohemian Pilseners are medium bodied, and they can be as dark as a light amber color. This style balances moderate bitterness and noble-type hop ...
  • ABV: 4 - 5%
  • IBU: 30 - 45
  • Color:   3 -   7 SRM
Dortmunder has medium hop bitterness. Hop flavor and aroma from noble hops are perceptible but low. Sweet malt flavor can be low and should not ...
  • ABV: 5 - 6%
  • IBU: 23 - 29
  • Color:   3 -   6 SRM

Dry Lager

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This straw-colored lager lacks sweetness, is light in body, and is only mildly flavored by malt. Its alcoholic strength may contribute to the overall flavor ...
  • ABV: 4.3 - 5.5%
  • IBU: 15 - 23
  • Color:   2 -   4 SRM
These light brown to dark brown beers have a pronounced malty aroma and flavor that dominates over the clean, crisp, moderate hop bitterness. This beer ...
  • ABV: 4.5 - 5%
  • IBU: 16 - 25
  • Color:   15 -   20 SRM
Malty sweetness is dominant but should not be cloying. Malt character is more reminiscent of fresh and lightly toasted Munich-style malt, more so than caramel ...
  • ABV: 6.5 - 8%
  • IBU: 17 - 27
  • Color:   12 -   30 SRM
The German word helle means light colored, and as such, a heller Bock is light straw to deep golden in color. Maibocks are also light-colored ...
  • ABV: 6 - 8%
  • IBU: 20 - 38
  • Color:   4 -   10 SRM

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