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Czech Lager - Czech Pale Lager


A lighter-bodied, rich, refreshing, hoppy, bitter pale Czech lager having the familiar flavors of the stronger Czech Premium Pale Lager (Pilsner-type) beer but in a lower alcohol, lighter-bodied, and slightly less intense format.

Flavor Profile: Medium-low to medium bready-rich malt flavor with a rounded, hoppy finish. Low to medium-high spicy or herbal hop flavor. Bitterness is prominent but never harsh. Flavorful and refreshing. Diacetyl or fruity esters are acceptable at low levels, but need n

Ingredients: Soft water with low sulfate and carbonate content, Saazer-type hops, Czech Pilsner malt, Czech lager yeast. Low ion water provides a distinctively soft, rounded hop profile despite high hopping rates.

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 Czech Pale Lager Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
pFriem Pilsner
5.5 gal 5.08% 27.76 1.052 1.013
All Grain 4088
Extract lager
10 L 3.62% 29.53 1.037 1.009
extract 4052
Slavianka Pilsner Jever Style
18 L 4.98% 44.12 1.049 1.011
extract 3136
Coffee Lager of Doom
5 gal 4.6% 34.48 1.048 1.013
All Grain 3047
Czechs' in the Male
5 gal 6.43% 28.23 1.062 1.013
All Grain 2790
03A1. Czech Pale Lager
5.5 gal 3.79% 21.09 1.037 1.008
All Grain 2577
MaxPils
23 L 5.84% 25.46 1.057 1.012
All Grain 2446
Tsjekkisk pils
25 L 5.69% 45.76 1.057 1.013
All Grain 2184
Citra Pilsener
100 L 5.32% 30.86 1.052 1.011
All Grain 2151
Malibu Logger
26.8 L 4.75% 48.96 1.045 1.008
All Grain 1990

Newest Czech Pale Lager Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Hitit Pilsner
18 L 4.59% 32.86 1.047 1.012
All Grain 15
Bohemian Pilsner
1750 L 5.07% 25.61 1.052 1.014
All Grain 22
Bohemian Pilsner
1750 L 5.07% 25.61 1.052 1.014
All Grain 19
Czech Pilsner 2024
21 L 4.54% 23.44 1.047 1.012
All Grain 26
Windhoek Clone
25 L 3.87% 35.16 1.035 1.006
All Grain 27
hoppy pils
21 L 5.19% 0 1.046 1.007
BIAB 13
Budvar Pilsner V4
25 L 4% 26.12 1.042 1.011
BIAB 24
Czech / Saaz
6.5 gal 5.68% 30.4 1.054 1.012
All Grain 31
Awesome Recipe
20 L 4.56% 0 1.046 1.012
All Grain 24
Shadow on the Square
5 gal 4.52% 26.86 1.046 1.011
Partial Mash 26

Fermentables Used In Czech Pale Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
German - Pilsner 221 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 84% 15% - 100%
German - Bohemian Pilsner 143 German Grain base malt 1.9°L
38 85% 6% - 100%
German - Carapils 131 German Grain crystal malt 1.3°L
35 8% 2% - 35%
American - Pilsner 115 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 81% 3% - 100%
German - Acidulated Malt 106 German Grain acidulated malt 3.4°L
27 4% 1% - 11%
German - Vienna 75 German Grain base malt 4°L
37 23% 1% - 100%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 70 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 7% 1% - 32%
Munich - Light 10L 64 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 10% 1% - 81%
German - Floor-Malted Bohemian Pilsner 64 German Grain base malt 1.8°L
38 87% 8% - 100%
German - Melanoidin 62 German Grain roasted malt 25°L
37 6% 1% - 100%

Hops Used In Czech Pale Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Saaz 592 3.5 34% 1% - 100%
Magnum 88 15 27% 2% - 100%
Perle 53 8.2 31% 3% - 100%
Tettnanger 46 4.5 34% 5% - 100%
Cascade 43 7 33% 9% - 100%
Hallertau Mittelfruh 40 3.75 32% 5% - 100%
Citra 26 11 32% 8% - 100%
Amarillo 20 8.6 43% 2% - 100%
Domestic Hallertau 20 3.9 34% 11% - 100%
Brewmaster - Czech Saaz 19 2.8 31% 10% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In Czech Pale 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 62% 15% - 100%
Munich - Light 10L 3 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 39% 8% - 100%
German - Carapils 3 German Grain crystal malt 1.3°L
35 72% 15% - 100%
German - Pilsner 3 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 74% 61% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 150L 2 American Grain crystal malt 150°L
33 100% 100% - 100%
American - Pilsner 2 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 75% 50% - 100%
German - CaraMunich I 2 German Grain crystal malt 39°L
34 100% 100% - 100%

Yeasts Used In Czech Pale 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 87 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 82% 48°F 72°F
White Labs - Czech Budejovice Lager Yeast WLP802 53 White Labs Lagers Medium Medium 77.5% 50°F 55°F
Wyeast - Czech Pils 2278 53 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Med-High 72% 50°F 58°F
Mangrove Jack - Bohemian Lager Yeast M84 49 Mangrove Jack Lagers n/a High 78% 50°F 59°F
White Labs - Pilsner Lager Yeast WLP800 43 White Labs Lagers Medium Med-High 74.5% 50°F 55°F
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 29 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Wyeast - Bohemian Lager 2124 29 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Medium 75% 48°F 58°F
Imperial Yeast - L28 Urkel 23 Imperial Yeast Lagers Medium 73% 52°F 58°F
Fermentis - Saflager - Swiss Lager Yeast S-189 21 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 84% 48°F 72°F

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

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 99 Water Agt Mash 22% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 77 Water Agt Mash 80% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 65 Water Agt Boil 65% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 63 Fining Boil 71% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 52 Water Agt Mash 16% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 44 Water Agt Mash 6% 0% - 91%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 32 Water Agt Mash 20% 0% - 100%
Baking Soda 22 Water Agt Mash 17% 0% - 100%
Phosphoric acid 22 Water Agt Mash 65% 0% - 100%
Yeast Nutrient 19 Other Boil 36% 0% - 100%

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