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AHA Guideline

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American-Style Amber Lager

American-Style Amber Lagers are gold to copper. Chill haze should not be perceived. Low to medium-low caramel-type or toasted malt aromas are often present. Fruity-ester and diacetyl aromas should be absent. Hop aroma is very low to medium-high. Low to medium-low caramel-type or toasted malt flavors are present. Hop flavor is very low to medium-high. Hop bitterness is very low to medium-high. Fruity-ester and diacetyl flavors should be absent. Body is medium.


  • Original Gravity (°Plato) 1.042 - 1.056 (10.5 - 13.8)
  • Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (°Plato) 1.010 - 1.018 (2.6 - 4.6)
  • Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 3.80% - 4.30% (4.80% - 5.40%)
  • Bitterness (IBU) (18 - 30)
  • Color SRM (EBC) 6 - 14 (12 - 28)