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BJCP 2015 Guideline

International Lager International Amber Lager


BJCP 2015 2B International Amber Lager example
2B - International Amber Lager


Overall Impression

A well-attenuated malty amber lager with an interesting caramel or toast quality and restrained bitterness. Usually fairly well-attenuated, often with an adjunct quality. Smooth, easily-drinkable lager character.


A wide spectrum of mass-market Amber lagers developed either independently in various countries, or describing rather generic amber beers that may have had more historical relevance but who eventually changed into an indistinguishable product in modern times.

Commercial Examples

Brooklyn Lager, Capital Winter Skål, Dos Equis Amber, Schell's Oktoberfest, Yuengling Lager

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  • OG:  1042 - 1055
  • FG:  1008 - 1014
  • ABV: 4.6 - 6
  • IBU: 8 - 25
  • SRM: 7 - 14
BJCP 2015 2B - International Amber Lager Commercial Example