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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 2759
Munich Ale
23 L 5.68% 17.68 1.053 1.010
All Grain 2455
012 - Dark Lager
3.8 L 5.48% 29.15 1.049 1.008
All Grain 2189
dark vienna
2.5 gal 5.62% 19.64 1.051 1.008
All Grain 1787
Tuborg Julebryg clone
5.5 gal 5.53% 17.68 1.056 1.014
BIAB 1757
Black Lager #1
5.5 gal 5.77% 16.37 1.058 1.014
All Grain 1735
Dark Mexican Lager
5.5 gal 4.8% 20.99 1.047 1.010
All Grain 1519
Dark Dogged Larger
25 L 5.24% 14.08 1.049 1.009
All Grain 1360
"Red Head" (International Dark Lager)
5.5 gal 5.26% 10.87 1.053 1.013
extract 1354
Zeitgeist copy
25 L 4.93% 29.65 1.049 1.011
BIAB 1272

Newest International Dark Lager Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Keegans Swamp Water
400 L 5.15% 15.35 1.052 1.013
All Grain 12
Negra Modelo Clone
10 gal 4.99% 19.39 1.051 1.013
All Grain 97
Dark Cloud Schwarzbier
5.5 gal 6.08% 36.71 1.055 1.009
BIAB 47
Awesome Recipe
5.5 gal 4.97% 0 1.050 1.013
All Grain 113
piloto dos ora si lager
5 gal 5.48% 3.72 1.056 1.014
All Grain 72
PB0095 Noche Cerveza Lomita 07/25/2022
105 gal 5.89% 19.55 1.056 1.011
All Grain 142
Epic Cold IPA Dark Lager
25 L 5.66% 33.05 1.057 1.014
All Grain 445
Berrito Clone
6 gal 5.27% 11.52 1.054 1.014
All Grain 124
Bond Brothers Wort - Black Lager
5.5 gal 5.35% 11.36 1.049 1.008
All Grain 188
Royal Forbidden Lager (Light Black Rice Lager)
155 gal 4.6% 23.78 1.042 1.007
All Grain 281

Fermentables Used In International Dark Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Flaked Corn 24 Adjunct raw 0.5°L
40 13% 5% - 28%
US - Pale 2-Row 21 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 64% 8% - 100%
American - Pilsner 20 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 62% 18% - 100%
German - Vienna 20 German Grain base malt 4°L
37 53% 24% - 97%
German - Carafa II 18 German Grain roasted malt 425°L
32 4% 1% - 8%
Munich - Light 10L 17 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 34% 9% - 100%
American - Chocolate 16 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 5% 2% - 30%
Munich Dark 20L 16 Grain specialty malt 20°L
34 33% 7% - 96%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 14 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 7% 2% - 15%
German - Pilsner 13 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 45% 25% - 83%

Hops Used In International Dark Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Saaz 24 3.5 46% 17% - 100%
Magnum 20 15 37% 8% - 100%
Hallertau Mittelfruh 17 3.75 46% 17% - 100%
Tettnanger 15 4.5 43% 13% - 100%
Perle 11 8.2 43% 15% - 77%
Hallertau Hersbrucker 11 4 46% 19% - 75%
Cascade 9 7 50% 11% - 100%
Northern Brewer 7 7.8 48% 17% - 100%
Domestic Hallertau 6 3.9 37% 20% - 50%
Willamette 6 4.5 51% 22% - 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 S-23 24 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 82% 48°F 72°F
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70 24 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 83% 48°F 72°F
White Labs - Mexican Lager Yeast WLP940 7 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 - Bavarian Lager M76 3 Mangrove Jack Lagers n/a Medium 77.5% 45°F 57°F

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

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 20 Water Agt Mash 19% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 9 Water Agt Mash 25% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 9 Fining Boil 68% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 8 Fining Mash 84% 25% - 100%
Epsom Salt 7 Water Agt Mash 2% 0% - 13%
Phosphoric acid 6 Water Agt Mash 64% 0% - 100%
Yeast Nutrient 5 Other Boil 37% 0% - 66%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 5 Water Agt Mash 21% 0% - 53%
Chalk 5 Water Agt Mash 8% 0% - 32%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 4 Water Agt Mash 23% 0% - 50%

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