Description

A widely available, sessionable craft beer style that showcases both malt and hops. Amber lagers are a medium-bodied lager with a toasty or caramel-like malt character. Hop bitterness can range from very low to medium-high. Brewers may use decoction mash and dry-hopping to achieve advanced flavors.

Quantitative
  • SRM Color Scale
    6 - 14
  • International Bitterness Units (IBUs)
    18 - 30
  • Alcohol by Volume (ABV)
    4.8% - 5.4%
Flavor
  • Alcohol
    Mild to Noticeable
  • Hop Aroma/Flavor
    Hop flavor and aroma are very low to medium-high. Hop bitterness is very low to medium-high
  • Malt Aroma/Flavor
    Low to medium-low caramel-type or toasted malt aromas are often present
  • Yeast Esters
    Not common to style
  • Yeast Phenols
    Not common to style
Palate
  • Body
    Soft
  • Carbonation
    Medium to High
  • Finish Length
    Medium to High
  • Attenuation
    68 - 76
Ingredients
  • Hops
    German Noble
  • Malt
    Two-row, Munich, Vienna, Caramel
  • Water
    Varies
  • Yeast
    Lager
Food Pairings
  • Cheese
    White Cheddar
  • Entrée
    Grilled Meats and Vegetables
  • Dessert
    Fruit Desserts, Blueberry Cobbler
Appearance
  • Carbonation
    Medium to Fast Rising Bubbles
  • Clarity
    Clear to Slight Haze
  • Color
    Gold to Copper
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