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Standard American Beer - American Light Lager


Highly carbonated, very light-bodied, nearly flavorless lager designed to be consumed very cold. Very refreshing and thirst quenching.

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

Ingredients: Two- or six-row barley with high percentage (up to 40%) of rice or corn as adjuncts. Additional enzymes can further lighten the body and lower carbohydrates.

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 American Light Lager Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
COORS BANQUET LAGER
5 gal 5.07% 12.93 1.046 1.008
All Grain 6837
Mickey's Malt Liquor
5 gal 8.02% 30.23 1.068 1.007
extract 6629
Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast Clone
22 L 7.5% 104.71 1.070 1.013
All Grain 6156
Coors Light Clone
5 gal 4.72% 13.83 1.042 1.006
extract 4995
Mosaic Hazy IPA
7 gal 8.24% 235.73 1.086 1.023
All Grain 4223
Fear The Walking Dead | Jim Brauer's recipe
5.5 gal 3.16% 0 1.034 1.010
All Grain 4215
low calorie
40 L 2.77% 0 1.024 1.003
All Grain 3723
jarl clone
19 L 3.84% 38.18 1.038 1.009
All Grain 3236
Слезы хомячка
18 L 3% 16.38 1.033 1.010
All Grain 3202
Asahi
6 gal 4.19% 14.85 1.044 1.012
All Grain 3054

Newest American Light Lager Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Hiller My Life
5.5 gal 3.55% 6.71 1.031 1.004
All Grain 31
buzz lite
12 gal 4.5% 17.9 1.048 1.013
All Grain 4
Natural Busch AG
5.5 gal 4.12% 8.17 1.040 1.008
All Grain 13
Bottle Bay Bikini Blonde Ale
30 gal 7.2% 22.83 1.073 1.018
All Grain 44
Take The Cannoli Italian Lager
30 gal 10.68% 24.91 1.101 1.019
All Grain 30
BudLight Clone 2023
50 L 5.56% 0 1.054 1.012
All Grain 10
Cream Ale
5.5 gal 4.38% 14.15 1.042 1.009
All Grain 15
Feed Plot
11 gal 4.38% 6.24 1.036 1.002
All Grain 67
Light lager
6 gal 5.68% 18.31 1.053 1.010
All Grain 12
Lager
3 gal 5.21% 23.49 1.051 1.012
All Grain 72

Fermentables Used In American Light Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
US - Pale 2-Row 1,964 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 69% 2% - 100%
Flaked Oats 780 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 12% 1% - 100%
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 733 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 68% 1% - 100%
American - Pilsner 709 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 67% 1% - 100%
German - Pilsner 603 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 65% 7% - 100%
Flaked Corn 535 Adjunct raw 0.5°L
40 24% 2% - 100%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 494 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 7% 0% - 100%
Munich - Light 10L 481 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 22% 0% - 100%
Corn Sugar - Dextrose 389 Sugar sugar 0.5°L
42 21% 0% - 100%
American - White Wheat 388 American Grain base malt 2.8°L
40 23% 1% - 100%

Hops Used In American Light Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Cascade 900 7 32% 0% - 100%
Citra 699 11 24% 0% - 100%
Saaz 446 3.5 44% 0% - 100%
Amarillo 420 8.6 24% 0% - 100%
Magnum 408 15 39% 1% - 100%
Centennial 405 10 24% 1% - 100%
Columbus 366 15 26% 0% - 100%
Mosaic 359 12.5 22% 0% - 100%
Simcoe 338 12.7 20% 1% - 100%
Chinook 302 13 27% 2% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In American Light Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 40 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 44% 3% - 100%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 33 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 52% 5% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 31 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 59% 3% - 100%
US - Pale 2-Row 30 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 54% 15% - 100%
Flaked Oats 29 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 45% 4% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 10L 29 American Grain crystal malt 10°L
35 57% 4% - 100%
American - White Wheat 21 American Grain base malt 2.8°L
40 41% 5% - 100%
Honey Malt 19 Grain crystal malt 25°L
37 49% 8% - 100%
American - Roasted Barley 19 American Grain roasted malt 300°L
33 28% 8% - 100%
Munich - Light 10L 19 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 43% 3% - 100%

Yeasts Used In American Light Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 959 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 215 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70 213 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 83% 48°F 72°F
White Labs - California Ale Yeast WLP001 154 White Labs Ale High Medium 76.5% 68°F 73°F
Wyeast - American Ale 1056 143 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-Low 75% 60°F 72°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 129 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast S-23 97 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 82% 48°F 72°F
Wyeast - London Ale III 1318 75 Wyeast Ale 0.1 High 73% 64°F 74°F
White Labs - American Lager Yeast WLP840 70 White Labs Lagers Medium Medium 77.5% 50°F 55°F
Mangrove Jack - Californian Lager M54 41 Mangrove Jack Lagers n/a Med-High 79.5% 64°F 68°F

Other Ingredients Used In American Light Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 243 Water Agt Mash 27% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 131 Fining Boil 68% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 114 Water Agt Mash 69% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 99 Water Agt Mash 31% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 99 Fining Boil 69% 1% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 82 Water Agt Mash 18% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 68 Water Agt Mash 11% 0% - 100%
Phosphoric acid 40 Water Agt Mash 68% 0% - 100%
Wyeast - Beer Nutrient 36 Water Agt Boil 42% 0% - 100%
Table Salt 36 Water Agt Mash 14% 0% - 100%

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