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2006 Brewers Association Style Guidelines

Major Style:Lager
Sub-Style Name:American Lager
Origin:North American
Description:Light in body and color, American lagers are very clean and crisp and aggressively carbonated. Flavor components should be subtle and complex, with no one ingredient dominating the others. Malt sweetness is light to mild. Corn, rice, or other grain or sugar adjuncts are often used. Hop bitterness, flavor and aroma are negligible to very light. Light fruity esters are acceptable. Chill haze and diacetyl should be absent.
Alcohol By Weight (by Volume):3.2-4.0% (3.8-5%)
Bitterness:5-14
Colour:2-4 (4-8 EBC)
Original Gravity:1.040-1.046 (10-11.5 šPlato)
Final Gravity:1.006-1.010 (1.5-2.5 šPlato)

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