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Beer Styles

American Lager

American lager has little in the way of hop and malt character. A straw to gold, very clean and crisp, highly carbonated lager.

Food Pairings

  • Pho
  • Smear Ripened Cheeses
  • Kettle Corn Balls

Glassware & Serving Temperature

Flute
40-45 °F

Commercial Examples

Commercial Examples

Appearance

Color

Straw to Gold

Clarity

Brilliant to Clear

Carbonation (Visual)

Medium to Fast Rising Bubbles

Flavor/Aroma

Alcohol

Mild

Hop

Low

Malt

Grainy

Esters

Low fruity-ester flavors are acceptable

Phenols

N/A

Sensations

Body

Drying

Carbonation

Medium to High

Finish Length

Medium

Ingredients

Hops

Variety of bittering hops may be used

Malt

2-Row and 6-Row Barley

Yeast

Lager

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