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BJCP 2015 Guideline

Pale Bitter European beer German Leichtbier

BJCP 5A

BJCP 2015 5A German Leichtbier example
5A - German Leichtbier

 

Overall Impression

A pale, highly-attenuated, light-bodied German lager with lower alcohol and calories than normal-strength beers. Moderately bitter with noticeable malt and hop flavors, the beer is still interesting to drink.

Comments

Marketed primarily as a diet-oriented beer with lower carbohydrates, alcohol, and calories. Pronounced "LYESHT-beer." May also be known as a Diat Pils or Helles, this style is in the schankbier gravity class. Other variations of Leicht class beers can be made from Weissbier, Kölsch, and Altbier; those beers are best entered in the Mixed-Style Beer category.

Commercial Examples

Beck's Light, Bitburger Light, Mahr's Leicht, Paulaner Münchner Hell Leicht, Paulaner Premium Leicht

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VITAL

  • OG:  1026 - 1034
  • FG:  1006 - 1010
  • ABV: 2.4 - 3.6
  • IBU: 15 - 28
  • SRM: 2 - 5
BJCP 2015 5A - German Leichtbier Commercial Example
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