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AHA Guideline

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American-Style Amber (Low Calorie) Lager

American-Style Amber (Low Calorie) Lagers are pale to medium-amber. Chill haze should not be perceived. Light fruity-ester aromas are acceptable. Diacetyl aroma should be absent. Hop aroma is absent or low. Malt sweetness is very low but evident. Hop flavor is absent or very low. Hop bitterness is very low to low. Corn, rice, or other grain or sugar adjuncts may be used but all-malt formulations are also made. These beers are high in carbonation. Light fruity-ester flavors are acceptable. Diacetyl flavor should be absent. Calorie level should not exceed 125 per 12 ounce serving. Body is light to medium-light.


  • Original Gravity (°Plato) 1.024 - 1.040 (6.1 - 10)
  • Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (°Plato) 1.002 - 1.008 (0.5 - 2.1)
  • Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 2.80% - 3.50% (3.50% - 4.40%)
  • Bitterness (IBU) (8 - 15)
  • Color SRM (EBC) 4 - 12 (8 - 24)