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2006 Brewers Association Style Guidelines

Major Style:Lager
Sub-Style Name:American-Style Pilsener
Origin:North American
Description:This classic and unique pre-Prohibition American-style Pilsener is straw to deep gold in color. Hop bitterness, flavor and aroma are medium to high, and use of noble-type hops for flavor and aroma is preferred. Up to 25 percent corn in the grist should be used, and some slight sweetness and flavor of corn are expected. A low level of DMS is acceptable. Malt flavor and aroma are medium. This is a medium-bodied beer. Fruity esters and citrusy flavors or aromas should not be perceived. Slight diacetyl is acceptable. There should be no chill haze.
Alcohol By Weight (by Volume):3.9-4.7% (5-6%)
Colour:3-6 (6-12 EBC)
Original Gravity:1.045-1.060 (11.3-15 šPlato)
Final Gravity:1.012-1.018 (3-5 šPlato)

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