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Standard American Beer - American Lager


A very pale, highly-carbonated, light-bodied, well-attenuated lager with a very neutral flavor profile and low bitterness. Served very cold, it can be a very refreshing and thirst quenching drink.

Flavor Profile: Relatively neutral palate with a crisp and dry finish and a moderately-low to low grainy or corn-like flavor that might be perceived as sweetness due to the low bitterness. Hop flavor ranges from none to moderately-low levels, and can have a floral, spicy

Ingredients: Two- or six-row barley with high percentage (up to 40%) of rice or corn as adjuncts.

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 American Lager Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Colorado Crystal Single Hop Faux Lager
5.5 gal 5.01% 9.06 1.048 1.010
All Grain 7209
Cascade Lager
3.5 gal 5.46% 72.02 1.051 1.009
BIAB 5170
Polenta lager 2
17 L 4.87% 24.38 1.044 1.007
All Grain 3921
CCB - Hoppy Lager
50 L 7.41% 57.13 1.066 1.010
All Grain 3675
Tropical Lager
140 gal 5.29% 33.82 1.052 1.012
All Grain 3674
lager perfeita
48 L 5.15% 16.79 1.046 1.007
All Grain 2798
Summer Brew grainfather
25 L 6.12% 19.84 1.055 1.009
All Grain 2701
Dry hopped Lager
21 L 4.6% 15.84 1.046 1.011
All Grain 2680
Falstaff Clone
2.75 gal 4.13% 19.5 1.042 1.010
All Grain 2519
Corona extra
50 L 4.47% 13.09 1.040 1.006
All Grain 2244

Newest American Lager Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Lauper Lager
30 gal 5.26% 8.66 1.048 1.008
All Grain 7
Our Pilsner
5.5 gal 4.99% 26.44 1.048 1.010
All Grain 27
Cascade lager
6 gal 5.13% 30.94 1.048 1.009
BIAB 10
Ludwig Von Fern's Lager
5.5 gal 5.79% 24.76 1.052 1.008
All Grain 53
Colorado Kool-Aide
5.25 gal 5.29% 16.49 1.050 1.009
BIAB 72
Murica Fuck Yeah
186 gal 4.82% 15.73 1.043 1.006
All Grain 50
American Lager
6 gal 5.17% 6.47 1.050 1.010
All Grain 55
Hoppy Lager
14 L 4.41% 17.49 1.043 1.010
All Grain 20
Bulin's Original
5.5 gal 4.72% 14.25 1.046 1.010
All Grain 37
Sleemans Original Draught Clone
21 L 4.87% 11.32 1.048 1.011
All Grain 28

Fermentables Used In American Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Flaked Corn 289 Adjunct raw 0.5°L
40 18% 0% - 100%
US - Pale 2-Row 250 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 65% 7% - 100%
American - Pilsner 214 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 68% 6% - 100%
Flaked Rice 138 Adjunct raw 0.5°L
40 19% 3% - 78%
German - Pilsner 133 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 71% 2% - 100%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 108 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 8% 1% - 100%
American - Pale 6-Row 81 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
35 49% 9% - 89%
German - Acidulated Malt 80 German Grain acidulated malt 3.4°L
27 3% 1% - 6%
American - Vienna 70 American Grain base malt 4°L
35 16% 4% - 70%
Munich - Light 10L 65 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 11% 1% - 83%

Hops Used In American Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Saaz 186 3.5 40% 1% - 100%
Cascade 136 7 36% 3% - 100%
Hallertau Mittelfruh 103 3.75 40% 8% - 100%
Magnum 86 15 43% 5% - 100%
Tettnanger 61 4.5 42% 9% - 100%
Cluster 52 6.5 45% 8% - 100%
Northern Brewer 47 7.8 37% 6% - 100%
Citra 46 11 34% 2% - 100%
Hallertau Hersbrucker 41 4 40% 4% - 100%
Domestic Hallertau 36 3.9 51% 4% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In American Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 4 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 48% 25% - 100%
US - Pale 2-Row 4 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 75% 50% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 10L 3 American Grain crystal malt 10°L
35 100% 100% - 100%
American - Pale 6-Row 3 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
35 61% 50% - 67%
American - Pilsner 3 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 83% 50% - 100%
Riverbend Malt - Malted Corn 3 US Grain base malt 1.7°L
37 53% 33% - 75%
American - Caramel / Crystal 20L 2 American Grain crystal malt 20°L
35 100% 100% - 100%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 2 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 49% 43% - 56%
German - CaraHell 2 German Grain crystal malt 11°L
34 75% 50% - 100%
United Kingdom - Chocolate 2 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 425°L
34 24% 14% - 33%

Yeasts Used In American Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70 188 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 83% 48°F 72°F
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast S-23 86 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 82% 48°F 72°F
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 61 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
White Labs - American Lager Yeast WLP840 48 White Labs Lagers Medium Medium 77.5% 50°F 55°F
Mangrove Jack - Californian Lager M54 35 Mangrove Jack Lagers n/a Med-High 79.5% 64°F 68°F
Fermentis - Saflager - Swiss Lager Yeast S-189 29 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 84% 48°F 72°F
Omega Yeast Labs - Lutra Kveik OYL-071 28 Omega Yeast Labs Norwegian Ales High Medium 78% 68°F 95°F
Wyeast - Pilsen Lager 2007 27 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Medium 73% 48°F 56°F
Wyeast - American Lager 2035 27 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Medium 75% 48°F 58°F
White Labs - Mexican Lager Yeast WLP940 26 White Labs Lagers Medium Medium 74% 50°F 55°F

Other Ingredients Used In American Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 125 Water Agt Sparge 19% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 97 Fining Boil 57% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 76 Water Agt Mash 21% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 72 Water Agt Other 76% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 48 Water Agt Mash 8% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 46 Fining Mash 69% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 25 Water Agt Mash 31% 0% - 100%
Yeast Nutrient 21 Other Boil 28% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 18 Water Agt Sparge 32% 0% - 100%
Wyeast - Beer Nutrient 17 Other Boil 36% 0% - 99%

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