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BJCP 2015 Guideline

International Lager International Dark Lager

BJCP 2C

BJCP 2015 2C International Dark Lager example
2C - International Dark Lager

 

Overall Impression

A darker and somewhat sweeter version of international pale lager with a little more body and flavor, but equally restrained in bitterness. The low bitterness leaves the malt as the primary flavor element, and the low hop levels provide very little in the way of balance.

Comments

A broad range of international lagers that are darker than pale, and not assertively bitter and/or roasted.

Commercial Examples

Baltika #4 Original, Devils Backbone Old Virginia Dark, Dixie Blackened Voodoo, Saint Pauli Girl Dark, San Miguel Dark, Session Black Dark Lager, Shiner Bock

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VITAL

  • OG:  1044 - 1056
  • FG:  1008 - 1012
  • ABV: 4.2 - 6
  • IBU: 8 - 20
  • SRM: 14 - 22
BJCP 2015 2C - International Dark Lager Commercial Example
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