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Czech Lager - Czech Amber Lager


Malt-driven amber Czech lager with hop character that can vary from low to quite significant. The malt flavors can vary quite a bit, leading to different interpretations ranging from drier, bready, and slightly biscuity to sweeter and somewhat caramelly.

Flavor Profile: Complex malt flavor is dominant (medium to medium-high), though its nature may vary from dry and Maillard product-dominant to caramelly and almost sweet. Some examples have a candy-like to graham-cracker malt character. Low to moderate spicy hop flavor. P

Ingredients: Pilsner and caramel malts, but Vienna and Munich malts may also be used. Low mineral content water, Saazer-type hops, Czech lager yeast.

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 Czech Amber Lager Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Plzensky Prazdro: Pilsner Urquell
5 gal 4.92% 37.87 1.051 1.014
All Grain 4489
Czech Amber Lager
11.7 gal 4.37% 45.19 1.048 1.015
All Grain 3061
Bohemian Lager
5 gal 5.14% 34.58 1.052 1.013
extract 2459
Idi The Glutenfree Bohemian
24 L 5.57% 33.93 1.054 1.011
All Grain 2094
Kaskaden
25 L 5.23% 35.89 1.052 1.012
BIAB 1814
Na zdravi
6.25 gal 5.3% 31.6 1.052 1.012
All Grain 1669
COMMON CZECH AMBER
21.5 L 4.97% 36.73 1.050 1.012
BIAB 1659
European Pilsner
5 gal 4.78% 16.76 1.044 1.008
extract 1527
Polotmava 10°
21 L 4.44% 32.39 1.041 1.007
All Grain 1101
First Crack (Pseudo Lager)
1 gal 5.57% 50.59 1.055 1.013
BIAB 751

Newest Czech Amber Lager Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
NZ Wedding Pilsner
64 L 4.34% 31.89 1.040 1.007
All Grain 66
An Illusion in the Harbor
5.5 gal 5.21% 29.52 1.053 1.013
All Grain 23
Czech Ambré
20 L 4.42% 0 1.043 1.009
BIAB 21
03C Czech Amber Lager
22 L 5.59% 25.47 1.055 1.012
All Grain 37
Bohemian Pilsner (light amber)
5.5 gal 4.59% 28.99 1.047 1.012
All Grain 74
Continental Amber
100 L 5.32% 26.46 1.051 1.011
All Grain 64
Awesome Recipe
5.5 gal 5.04% 0 1.051 1.013
extract 93
Czech Amber Lager
7.5 gal 5.51% 26.27 1.050 1.008
BIAB 149
cz amber
5 gal 5.69% 37.08 1.058 1.014
All Grain 110
Narodil se piva pán (13° 5,9% polotmavý speciál,10/2022)
60 L 5.91% 28.85 1.053 1.008
All Grain 150

Fermentables Used In Czech Amber Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
German - Pilsner 36 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 71% 22% - 100%
German - Vienna 33 German Grain base malt 4°L
37 38% 8% - 91%
German - Melanoidin 32 German Grain roasted malt 25°L
37 6% 0% - 28%
Munich - Light 10L 29 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 21% 0% - 68%
German - Bohemian Pilsner 27 German Grain base malt 1.9°L
38 61% 30% - 100%
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 23 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 36% 10% - 87%
German - Chocolate Rye 14 German Grain roasted malt 240°L
31 4% 1% - 8%
German - CaraRed 11 German Grain crystal malt 20°L
34 12% 1% - 36%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 10 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 10% 4% - 19%
American - Pilsner 9 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 60% 9% - 90%

Hops Used In Czech Amber Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Saaz 100 3.5 37% 0% - 100%
Magnum 16 15 35% 11% - 100%
Tettnanger 10 4.5 30% 8% - 100%
Hallertau Mittelfruh 8 3.75 28% 11% - 75%
Yakima Valley Hops - Cascade 7 6 33% 6% - 83%
Perle 7 8.2 31% 18% - 50%
Yakima Valley Hops - Centennial 4 8.4 26% 13% - 46%
Spalt 4 4.5 23% 19% - 33%
Hallertau Hersbrucker 4 4 49% 21% - 73%
Liberty 4 4 33% 11% - 76%

Steeping Grains Used In Czech Amber Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range

Yeasts Used In Czech Amber Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70 38 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 83% 48°F 72°F
White Labs - Czech Budejovice Lager Yeast WLP802 12 White Labs Lagers Medium Medium 77.5% 50°F 55°F
Wyeast - Czech Pils 2278 12 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Med-High 72% 50°F 58°F
Wyeast - Bohemian Lager 2124 10 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Medium 75% 48°F 58°F
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast S-23 10 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 82% 48°F 72°F
Fermentis - Saflager - Swiss Lager Yeast S-189 6 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 84% 48°F 72°F
Mangrove Jack - Bohemian Lager Yeast M84 6 Mangrove Jack Lagers n/a High 78% 50°F 59°F
White Labs - German Lager Yeast WLP830 5 White Labs Lagers Medium Medium 76.5% 50°F 55°F
White Labs - Pilsner Lager Yeast WLP800 5 White Labs Lagers Medium Med-High 74.5% 50°F 55°F
Wyeast - Munich Lager 2308 4 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Medium 72% 48°F 56°F

Other Ingredients Used In Czech Amber Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 31 Water Agt Mash 19% 0% - 69%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 17 Water Agt Mash 18% 0% - 60%
Lactic acid 13 Water Agt Mash 90% 59% - 100%
Whirlfloc 13 Water Agt Boil 45% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 12 Water Agt Mash 11% 0% - 48%
Irish Moss 12 Fining Mash 59% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 7 Water Agt Mash 13% 0% - 50%
Phosphoric acid 6 Water Agt Mash 75% 0% - 100%
Table Salt 4 Water Agt Mash 8% 0% - 24%
Yeast Nutrient 4 Other Mash 40% 6% - 83%

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