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BJCP 2015 Guideline

Standard American Beer American Lager

BJCP 1B

BJCP 2015 1B American Lager example
1B - American Lager

 

Overall Impression

A very pale, highly-carbonated, light-bodied, well-attenuated lager with a very neutral flavor profile and low bitterness. Served very cold, it can be a very refreshing and thirst quenching drink.

Comments

Strong flavors are a fault. Often what non-craft beer drinkers expect to be served if they order beer in the United States. May be marketed as Pilsner beers outside of Europe, but should not be confused with traditional examples.

Commercial Examples

Budweiser, Coors Original, Grain Belt Premium Lager, Miller High Life, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Special Export

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VITAL

  • OG:  1040 - 1050
  • FG:  1004 - 1010
  • ABV: 4.2 - 5.3
  • IBU: 8 - 18
  • SRM: 2 - 4
BJCP 2015 1B - American Lager Commercial Example
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