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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
American Pilsner
5.5 gal 5.08% 10.9 1.047 1.008
All Grain 11558
Cascade Lager
3.5 gal 5.46% 72.02 1.051 1.009
BIAB 6071
Polenta lager 2
17 L 4.87% 24.38 1.044 1.007
All Grain 4575
Tropical Lager
140 gal 5.29% 33.82 1.052 1.012
All Grain 4525
CCB - Hoppy Lager
50 L 7.41% 57.13 1.066 1.010
All Grain 4157
Falstaff Clone
2.75 gal 4.13% 19.5 1.042 1.010
All Grain 3399
lager perfeita
48 L 5.15% 16.79 1.046 1.007
All Grain 3158
Dry hopped Lager
21 L 4.6% 15.84 1.046 1.011
All Grain 3068
Corona extra
50 L 4.47% 13.09 1.040 1.006
All Grain 2936
Corn Lager
25 L 4.74% 17.13 1.044 1.007
All Grain 2534

Newest American Lager Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Al's DME 3 lb substitute
5.5 gal 2.53% 0 1.025 1.006
All Grain 15
10 g light lager 2024
11 gal 4.73% 13.13 1.044 1.008
BIAB 43
20240209 _ BENWEISER
5 gal 5.09% 12.35 1.052 1.013
All Grain 22
Purple Lager
12 gal 5.58% 58.85 1.055 1.012
extract 43
Ez lager
5 gal 4.51% 14.88 1.040 1.006
BIAB 23
EL SENOR
450 L 5.1% 17.53 1.044 1.005
All Grain 29
Awesome Recipe
100 L 4.69% 17.53 1.043 1.007
All Grain 20
Awesome Recipe
12 L 4.9% 13.3 1.046 1.009
All Grain 19
Powtak Lager #19
30 gal 5.97% 15.34 1.059 1.014
All Grain 36
Friedweiss
23 L 6.51% 22.43 1.062 1.012
BIAB 30

Fermentables Used In American Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Flaked Corn 331 Adjunct raw 0.5°L
40 18% 0% - 100%
US - Pale 2-Row 257 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 65% 7% - 100%
American - Pilsner 229 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 68% 7% - 100%
Flaked Rice 163 Adjunct raw 0.5°L
40 19% 3% - 78%
German - Pilsner 138 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 71% 2% - 100%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 122 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 8% 1% - 100%
German - Acidulated Malt 91 German Grain acidulated malt 3.4°L
27 3% 1% - 6%
American - Pale 6-Row 86 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
35 49% 9% - 89%
American - Vienna 78 American Grain base malt 4°L
35 16% 3% - 70%
Munich - Light 10L 68 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 12% 1% - 83%

Hops Used In American Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Saaz 191 3.5 41% 1% - 100%
Cascade 138 7 36% 3% - 100%
Hallertau Mittelfruh 113 3.75 41% 8% - 100%
Magnum 94 15 46% 5% - 100%
Tettnanger 71 4.5 44% 9% - 100%
Cluster 58 6.5 46% 8% - 100%
Northern Brewer 50 7.8 38% 6% - 100%
Citra 48 11 35% 2% - 100%
Hallertau Hersbrucker 48 4 39% 4% - 100%
Domestic Hallertau 42 3.9 53% 4% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In American Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
American - Caramel / Crystal 10L 5 American Grain crystal malt 10°L
35 83% 50% - 100%
Riverbend Malt - Malted Corn 5 US Grain base malt 1.7°L
37 62% 33% - 100%
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 - Pale 6-Row 4 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
35 58% 50% - 67%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 3 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 66% 43% - 100%
American - Pilsner 3 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 83% 50% - 100%
American - Vienna 2 American Grain base malt 4°L
35 25% 25% - 25%
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-34/70 218 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 83% 48°F 72°F
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast S-23 99 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 82% 48°F 72°F
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 66 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
White Labs - American Lager Yeast WLP840 52 White Labs Lagers Medium Medium 77.5% 50°F 55°F
Mangrove Jack - Californian Lager M54 33 Mangrove Jack Lagers n/a Med-High 79.5% 64°F 68°F
Omega Yeast Labs - Lutra Kveik OYL-071 33 Omega Yeast Labs Norwegian Ales High Medium 78% 68°F 95°F
Fermentis - Saflager - Swiss Lager Yeast S-189 32 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 84% 48°F 72°F
Wyeast - Pilsen Lager 2007 31 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Medium 73% 48°F 56°F
Wyeast - American Lager 2035 31 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Medium 75% 48°F 58°F
White Labs - Mexican Lager Yeast WLP940 29 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 163 Water Agt Mash 18% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 112 Fining Boil 55% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 103 Water Agt Mash 18% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 102 Water Agt Mash 74% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 69 Water Agt Mash 8% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 54 Fining Mash 69% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 43 Water Agt Mash 23% 0% - 100%
Yeast Nutrient 29 Water Agt Boil 27% 0% - 100%
Wyeast - Beer Nutrient 20 Water Agt Boil 35% 0% - 99%
Chalk 19 Water Agt Mash 3% 0% - 33%

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