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BJCP 2008 Guideline

Light Lager - Lite American Lager


BJCP 2008 1A Lite American Lager style example
1A - Light Lager / Lite American Lager



Very refreshing and thirst quenching.


A lower gravity and lower calorie beer than standard international lagers. Strong flavors are a fault. Designed to appeal to the broadest range of the general public as possible.


Bitburger Light, Sam Adams Light, Heineken Premium Light, Miller Lite, Bud Light, Coors Light, Baltika #1 Light, Old Milwaukee Light, Amstel Light

You can view the complete style details on the BJCP website. The 2008 style guide is obsolete but there is a similar 2015 style that you can view below...

View Style on BJCP Website


OG: 1.028-1.040
FG: 0.998-1.008
IBU: 8-12
SRM: 2.0-3.0
ABV: 2.8-4.2%

BJCP 2008 1A Lite American Lager style example