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International Lager - International Amber Lager


A well-attenuated malty amber lager with an interesting caramel or toast quality and restrained bitterness. Usually fairly well-attenuated, often with an adjunct quality. Smooth, easily-drinkable lager character.

Flavor Profile: Low to moderate malt profile which can vary from dry to grainy-sweet. Low to moderate levels of caramel and toasty-bready notes can be evident. Low to medium-low corny sweetness is optional, but not a fault. Hop bitterness is low to moderate, and hop flav

Ingredients: Two-row or six-row base malt. Color malts such as victory, amber, etc. Caramel malt adjuncts. European or American hops or a combination of both.

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 International Amber Lager Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Creemore Lager
6 gal 5.07% 25.75 1.047 1.008
All Grain 4390
BIER LEMS STRONG #28 #41
60 L 4.5% 22.9 1.041 1.007
All Grain 3772
Yuengling clone
5.5 gal 5.96% 28.33 1.056 1.011
All Grain 3297
red pilsner
5.5 gal 5.13% 55.76 1.047 1.008
Partial Mash 2886
Ferrugem
50 L 5.49% 29.4 1.053 1.011
All Grain 2623
(2016-04-04) Crystal Ying Yang
6 gal 5.25% 18.1 1.052 1.012
All Grain 2326
German Amber Lager
5.5 gal 5.4% 26.19 1.059 1.018
All Grain 2272
Spring 2019
12.5 gal 6.87% 26.29 1.061 1.009
All Grain 2211
AMBER MEXICAN LAGER
155 gal 5.27% 24.24 1.049 1.009
All Grain 2051
English lager
5.5 gal 3.71% 17.79 1.039 1.011
All Grain 1890

Newest International Amber Lager Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Kuchen Bier
6 gal 5.04% 19.62 1.046 1.008
BIAB 12
Awesome Recipe
30 L 4.93% 0 1.050 1.013
All Grain 6
Vic Clone
20 gal 5.37% 21.76 1.054 1.013
All Grain 25
amber lager
8 gal 4.87% 15.27 1.049 1.012
All Grain 70
Aglet
27 L 4.39% 11.15 1.048 1.014
BIAB 49
mexican vienna psuedo lager
5.5 gal 5.05% 18.93 1.050 1.011
Partial Mash 27
Okatie River Amber Lager
5.25 gal 5.07891% 0 1.046 1.007
BIAB 47
BST L.A.P. Dog (Light Amber Pilsner)
5.5 gal 5.27% 22.88 1.048 1.008
All Grain 55
GS Amber Lager
23 L 5.16% 22.22 1.052 1.013
All Grain 51
Split Batch - Amber Lager and Amber Brown Ale
12 gal 4.88% 18.97 1.047 1.011
All Grain 55

Fermentables Used In International Amber Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Flaked Corn 86 Adjunct raw 0.5°L
40 15% 1% - 100%
German - Pilsner 71 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 57% 8% - 100%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 70 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 8% 1% - 22%
Munich - Light 10L 70 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 21% 1% - 100%
German - Vienna 67 German Grain base malt 4°L
37 47% 4% - 100%
American - Pilsner 62 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 57% 7% - 100%
American - Vienna 61 American Grain base malt 4°L
35 37% 3% - 95%
US - Pale 2-Row 57 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 65% 13% - 98%
Munich Dark 20L 41 Grain specialty malt 20°L
34 20% 4% - 71%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 33 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 5% 1% - 12%

Hops Used In International Amber Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Saaz 88 3.5 40% 10% - 100%
Cascade 72 7 33% 2% - 100%
Hallertau Mittelfruh 65 3.75 37% 8% - 100%
Tettnanger 58 4.5 42% 8% - 100%
Magnum 48 15 38% 6% - 100%
Perle 40 8.2 39% 10% - 100%
Hallertau Hersbrucker 26 4 36% 10% - 100%
Cluster 22 6.5 44% 16% - 100%
Willamette 20 4.5 39% 14% - 100%
Northern Brewer 19 7.8 37% 5% - 100%

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

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Caramel / Crystal 60L 5 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 60% 33% - 100%
Munich - Light 10L 4 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 25% 17% - 33%
American - Caramel / Crystal 20L 2 American Grain crystal malt 20°L
35 33% 33% - 33%
Munich Dark 20L 2 Grain specialty malt 20°L
34 38% 25% - 50%
German - CaraMunich I 2 German Grain crystal malt 39°L
34 70% 40% - 100%
Bestmalz - BEST Munich 2 DE Grain specialty malt 6.3°L
37 16% 11% - 20%
Weyermann - Pilsner 2 German Grain base malt 1.5°L
36 42% 40% - 44%
Briess - Caramel Malt - 60L 2 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
35.4 33% 33% - 33%
Weyermann - CaraRed 2 DE Grain roasted malt 19.3°L
35 32% 20% - 44%

Yeasts Used In International Amber Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70 122 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 83% 48°F 72°F
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast S-23 36 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 82% 48°F 72°F
White Labs - Mexican Lager Yeast WLP940 24 White Labs Lagers Medium Medium 74% 50°F 55°F
Mangrove Jack - Californian Lager M54 20 Mangrove Jack Lagers n/a Med-High 79.5% 64°F 68°F
Imperial Yeast - L17 Harvest 14 Imperial Yeast Lagers Medium 70% 50°F 60°F
Fermentis - Saflager - Swiss Lager Yeast S-189 13 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 84% 48°F 72°F
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 13 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
White Labs - German Lager Yeast WLP830 12 White Labs Lagers Medium Medium 76.5% 50°F 55°F
Mangrove Jack - Bohemian Lager Yeast M84 11 Mangrove Jack Lagers n/a High 78% 50°F 59°F
Wyeast - Bavarian Lager 2206 11 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Med-High 75% 46°F 58°F

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

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 72 Water Agt Mash 14% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 48 Water Agt Mash 8% 0% - 45%
Lactic acid 43 Water Agt Mash 76% 10% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 39 Water Agt Mash 17% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 33 Water Agt Boil 61% 2% - 100%
Irish Moss 29 Fining Mash 68% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 25 Water Agt Mash 20% 0% - 100%
Phosphoric acid 16 Water Agt Mash 78% 0% - 100%
Baking Soda 15 Water Agt Mash 8% 0% - 36%
Chalk 14 Water Agt Mash 8% 0% - 54%

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