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BJCP 2015 Guideline

International Lager International Pale Lager

BJCP 2A

BJCP 2015 2A International Pale Lager example
2A - International Pale Lager

 

Overall Impression

A highly-attenuated pale lager without strong flavors, typically well-balanced and highly carbonated. Served cold, it is refreshing and thirst-quenching.

Comments

International lagers tend to have fewer adjuncts than standard American lagers. They may be all-malt, although strong flavors are still a fault. A broad category of international mass-market lagers ranging from up-scale American lagers to the typical "import" or "green bottle" international beers found in America and many export markets. Often confusingly labeled as a "Pilsner." Any skunkiness in commercial beers from being lightstruck in a green bottle is a mishandling fault, not a characteristic of the style.

Commercial Examples

Asahi Super Dry, Birra Moretti, Corona Extra, Devils Backbone Gold Leaf Lager, Full Sail Session Premium Lager, Heineken, Red Stripe, Singha

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VITAL

  • OG:  1042 - 1050
  • FG:  1008 - 1012
  • ABV: 4.6 - 6
  • IBU: 18 - 25
  • SRM: 2 - 6
BJCP 2015 2A - International Pale Lager Commercial Example
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