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International Lager - International Dark Lager


A darker and somewhat sweeter version of international pale lager with a little more body and flavor, but equally restrained in bitterness. The low bitterness leaves the malt as the primary flavor element, and the low hop levels provide very little in the

Flavor Profile: Low to medium malty sweetness with medium-low to no caramel and/or roasted malt flavors (and may include hints of coffee, molasses or cocoa). Hop flavor ranges from none to low levels, and is typically floral, spicy, or herbal. Low to medium hop bitternes

Ingredients: Two- or six-row barley, corn, rice, or sugars as adjuncts. Light use of caramel and darker malts. Commercial versions may use coloring agents.

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 International Dark Lager Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Black Lager
7.5 gal 5.02% 21.75 1.053 1.015
All Grain 3268
Munich Ale
23 L 5.68% 17.68 1.053 1.010
All Grain 2815
012 - Dark Lager
3.8 L 5.48% 29.15 1.049 1.008
All Grain 2626
Dark Mexican Lager
5.5 gal 4.8% 20.99 1.047 1.010
All Grain 2560
Tuborg Julebryg clone
5.5 gal 5.53% 17.68 1.056 1.014
BIAB 2321
dark vienna
2.5 gal 5.62% 19.64 1.051 1.008
All Grain 2022
Black Lager #1
5.5 gal 5.77% 16.37 1.058 1.014
All Grain 1964
"Red Head" (International Dark Lager)
5.5 gal 5.26% 10.87 1.053 1.013
extract 1736
Dark Dogged Larger
25 L 5.24% 14.08 1.049 1.009
All Grain 1685
Negra Modelo
5.5 gal 4.56% 27.45 1.046 1.012
extract 1667

Newest International Dark Lager Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Le Cultivateur
5.5 gal 5.29% 16.19 1.048 1.008
All Grain 18
Forbidden 50/50 Rice Lager - 2024 P4P Edish
6 gal 4.29% 11.9 1.042 1.010
All Grain 17
International Dark Lager
5.5 gal 6.54% 20.99 1.060 1.010
All Grain 34
Awesome Recipe
48 L 7.87% 64.72 1.080 1.020
All Grain 22
Awesome Recipe
48 L 5.61% 24.67 1.052 1.009
All Grain 40
Dark Lager
65 L 5.75% 17.05 1.058 1.014
All Grain 72
Dark Lager
5.5 gal 5.89% 48.09 1.054 1.009
All Grain 126
Dark lager
2850 L 5.16% 0 1.052 1.012
All Grain 61
Schwarzbier
5.5 gal 5.73% 32.18 1.053 1.009
All Grain 112
#1
22 L 5.48% 36.76 1.053 1.012
All Grain 81

Fermentables Used In International Dark Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Flaked Corn 29 Adjunct raw 0.5°L
40 13% 5% - 28%
American - Pilsner 25 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 60% 17% - 100%
US - Pale 2-Row 23 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 65% 8% - 100%
German - Carafa II 21 German Grain roasted malt 425°L
32 4% 1% - 8%
German - Vienna 21 German Grain base malt 4°L
37 53% 24% - 97%
American - Chocolate 19 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 4% 1% - 30%
Munich - Light 10L 19 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 34% 9% - 100%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 17 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 7% 1% - 15%
Munich Dark 20L 16 Grain specialty malt 20°L
34 33% 7% - 96%
German - Pilsner 14 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 43% 20% - 83%

Hops Used In International Dark Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Saaz 28 3.5 46% 17% - 100%
Hallertau Mittelfruh 23 3.75 44% 17% - 100%
Tettnanger 20 4.5 49% 13% - 100%
Magnum 20 15 37% 8% - 100%
Hallertau Hersbrucker 12 4 45% 19% - 75%
Perle 11 8.2 43% 15% - 77%
Cascade 10 7 50% 11% - 100%
Domestic Hallertau 8 3.9 41% 20% - 57%
Northern Brewer 7 7.8 48% 17% - 100%
Hallertau Tradition (Germany) 6 5 64% 33% - 100%

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

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Caramel / Crystal 60L 3 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 38% 30% - 50%
Munich Dark 20L 3 Grain specialty malt 20°L
34 41% 29% - 50%
American - Chocolate 2 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 11% 6% - 17%
Belgian - CaraVienne 2 Belgian Grain crystal malt 20°L
34 28% 22% - 33%
United Kingdom - Chocolate 2 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 425°L
34 72% 44% - 100%

Yeasts Used In International Dark Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70 33 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 83% 48°F 72°F
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast S-23 24 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 82% 48°F 72°F
White Labs - Mexican Lager Yeast WLP940 10 White Labs Lagers Medium Medium 74% 50°F 55°F
Omega Yeast Labs - Lutra Kveik OYL-071 6 Omega Yeast Labs Norwegian Ales High Medium 78% 68°F 95°F
White Labs - German Lager Yeast WLP830 5 White Labs Lagers Medium Medium 76.5% 50°F 55°F
Fermentis - Saflager - Swiss Lager Yeast S-189 5 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 84% 48°F 72°F
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 5 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Wyeast - Bohemian Lager 2124 4 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Medium 75% 48°F 58°F
White Labs - German Bock Lager Yeast WLP833 3 White Labs Lagers Med-High Medium 73% 48°F 55°F
Mangrove Jack - Californian Lager M54 3 Mangrove Jack Lagers n/a Med-High 79.5% 64°F 68°F

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

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 24 Water Agt Mash 18% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 12 Water Agt Mash 21% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 11 Fining Boil 61% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 10 Fining Mash 79% 25% - 100%
Epsom Salt 8 Water Agt Mash 4% 0% - 20%
Yeast Nutrient 7 Other Boil 40% 0% - 66%
Lactic acid 6 Water Agt Mash 100% 99% - 100%
Phosphoric acid 6 Water Agt Mash 64% 0% - 100%
Chalk 5 Water Agt Mash 8% 0% - 32%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 5 Water Agt Mash 21% 0% - 53%

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