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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 4881
Czech Amber Lager
11.7 gal 4.37% 45.19 1.048 1.015
All Grain 3510
Bohemian Lager
5 gal 5.14% 34.58 1.052 1.013
extract 2744
Idi The Glutenfree Bohemian
24 L 5.57% 33.93 1.054 1.011
All Grain 2355
Kaskaden
25 L 5.23% 35.89 1.052 1.012
BIAB 2066
Na zdravi
6.25 gal 5.3% 31.6 1.052 1.012
All Grain 2015
COMMON CZECH AMBER
21.5 L 4.97% 36.73 1.050 1.012
BIAB 1964
European Pilsner
5 gal 4.78% 16.76 1.044 1.008
extract 1932
Polotmava 10°
21 L 4.44% 32.39 1.041 1.007
All Grain 1552
First Crack (Pseudo Lager)
1 gal 5.57% 50.59 1.055 1.013
BIAB 958

Newest Czech Amber Lager Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Rye Lager
5 gal 5.33039% 0 1.054 1.014
BIAB 11
Basic Mexican Lager
5 gal 5.56% 30.64 1.051 1.009
BIAB 24
Beer Flavored Bier
5.5 gal 4.11% 12.3 1.038 1.006
Partial Mash 30
dark lager II
50 L 5% 0 1.051 1.013
All Grain 56
Awesome Recipe
5.5 gal 5.58% 32.06 1.058 1.016
BIAB 35
Czech Amber Lager
5.5 gal 3.72% 51.1 1.039 1.011
All Grain 85
Awesome Recipe
11 gal 5.47% 31.72 1.051 1.009
BIAB 47
Mexican Lager Ambar
5 gal 5.64% 33.49 1.052 1.009
BIAB 97
Redanian Lager
3.5 gal 5.93% 16.41 1.056 1.011
All Grain 77
APA - PILS v1 2024
21 L 5.87% 32.47 1.056 1.011
All Grain 85

Fermentables Used In Czech Amber Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
German - Pilsner 38 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 69% 16% - 100%
German - Vienna 36 German Grain base malt 4°L
37 37% 8% - 91%
German - Melanoidin 34 German Grain roasted malt 25°L
37 5% 0% - 28%
Munich - Light 10L 30 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 20% 0% - 68%
German - Bohemian Pilsner 30 German Grain base malt 1.9°L
38 64% 30% - 100%
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 25 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 38% 10% - 87%
German - Chocolate Rye 15 German Grain roasted malt 240°L
31 4% 1% - 8%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 14 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 9% 4% - 19%
Munich Dark 20L 12 Grain specialty malt 20°L
34 16% 7% - 30%
American - Vienna 11 American Grain base malt 4°L
35 33% 9% - 89%

Hops Used In Czech Amber Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Saaz 117 3.5 36% 0% - 100%
Magnum 19 15 35% 11% - 100%
Hallertau Mittelfruh 11 3.75 29% 7% - 75%
Tettnanger 10 4.5 29% 8% - 100%
Perle 8 8.2 32% 18% - 50%
Cascade 6 7 35% 6% - 83%
Hallertau Hersbrucker 4 4 49% 21% - 73%
Liberty 4 4 33% 11% - 76%
Spalt 4 4.5 23% 19% - 33%
Domestic Hallertau 4 3.9 42% 20% - 80%

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 43 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 83% 48°F 72°F
Wyeast - Czech Pils 2278 13 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Med-High 72% 50°F 58°F
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast S-23 13 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 82% 48°F 72°F
White Labs - Czech Budejovice Lager Yeast WLP802 12 White Labs Lagers Medium Medium 77.5% 50°F 55°F
Wyeast - Bohemian Lager 2124 10 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Medium 75% 48°F 58°F
Mangrove Jack - Bohemian Lager Yeast M84 7 Mangrove Jack Lagers n/a High 78% 50°F 59°F
Imperial Yeast - L28 Urkel 6 Imperial Yeast Lagers Medium 73% 52°F 58°F
Fermentis - Saflager - Swiss Lager Yeast S-189 6 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 84% 48°F 72°F
White Labs - Pilsner Lager Yeast WLP800 6 White Labs Lagers Medium Med-High 74.5% 50°F 55°F
White Labs - German Lager Yeast WLP830 6 White Labs Lagers Medium Medium 76.5% 50°F 55°F

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

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 39 Water Agt Mash 18% 0% - 69%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 23 Water Agt Mash 20% 0% - 67%
Whirlfloc 19 Fining Boil 52% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 16 Water Agt Mash 82% 21% - 100%
Epsom Salt 16 Water Agt Mash 8% 0% - 45%
Irish Moss 11 Fining Mash 59% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 10 Water Agt Mash 19% 0% - 50%
Yeast Nutrient 9 Other Mash 34% 0% - 83%
Phosphoric acid 9 Water Agt Mash 76% 0% - 100%
Baking Soda 5 Water Agt Mash 7% 0% - 26%

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