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 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
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
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 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
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
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
A classic German Pilsener is very light straw or golden in color and well hopped. Perception of hop bitterness is medium to high. Noble-type hop ...
  • ABV: 4 - 5%
  • IBU: 25 - 40
  • Color:   3 -   4 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
These very dark brown to black beers have a mild roasted malt character without the associated bitterness. This is not a full - bodied beer, but ...
  • ABV: 3.8 - 5%
  • IBU: 22 - 30
  • Color:   25 -   30 SRM
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 ...
  • ABV: 4.5 - 5.3%
  • IBU: 17 - 30
  • Color:   3 -   4 SRM

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