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BJCP 2008 Guideline

Light Lager - Premium American Lager

BJCP 1C

BJCP 2008 1C Premium American Lager style example
1C - Light Lager / Premium American Lager

 

IMPRESSION

Refreshing and thirst quenching, although generally more filling than standard/lite versions.

COMMENTS

Premium beers tend to have fewer adjuncts than standard/lite lagers, and can be all-malt. Strong flavors are a fault, but premium lagers have more flavor than standard/lite lagers. 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.

EXAMPLES

Full Sail Session Premium Lager, Miller Genuine Draft, Corona Extra, Michelob, Coors Extra Gold, Birra Moretti, Heineken, Beck's, Stella Artois, Red Stripe, Singha

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 The 2008 style guide is obsolete but there is a similar 2015 style that you can view below...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

VITAL

OG: 1.046-1.056
FG: 1.008-1.012
IBU: 15-25
SRM: 2.0-6.0
ABV: 4.6-6.0%

BJCP 2008 1C Premium American Lager style example
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