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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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 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
These beers are extremely light straw to light amber in color, light in body, and high in carbonation. They should have a maximum carbohydrate level ...
  • ABV: 3.5 - 4.4%
  • IBU: 3 - 10
  • Color:   1.5 -   10 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
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
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
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
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
Today’s Oktoberfest beers are characterized by a medium body and light, golden color. Sweet maltiness is mild with an equalizing balance of clean, hop ...
  • ABV: 5 - 6%
  • IBU: 23 - 29
  • Color:   3 -   5 SRM

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