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BJCP 2015 Guideline

Standard American Beer American Light Lager


BJCP 2015 1A American Light Lager example
1A - American Light Lager


Overall Impression

Highly carbonated, very light-bodied, nearly flavorless lager designed to be consumed very cold. Very refreshing and thirst quenching.


Designed to appeal to as broad a range of the general public as possible. Strong flavors are a fault.

Commercial Examples

Bud Light, Coors Light, Keystone Light, Michelob Light, Miller Lite, Old Milwaukee Light

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  • OG:  1028 - 1040
  • FG:  998 - 1008
  • ABV: 2.8 - 4.2
  • IBU: 8 - 12
  • SRM: 2 - 3
BJCP 2015 1A - American Light Lager Commercial Example