1.A - Lite American Lager (BJCP 2008)


Very refreshing and thirst quenching. A lower gravity and lower calorie beer than standard international lagers. Strong flavors are a fault. Designed to appeal to the broadest range of the general public as possible.


Aroma: Little to no malt aroma, although it can be grainy, sweet or corn-like if present. Hop aroma may range from none to a light, spicy or floral hop presence. Low levels of yeast character (green apples, DMS, or fruitiness) are optional but acceptable. No diacetyl.
Appearance: Very pale straw to pale yellow color. White, frothy head seldom persists. Very clear.
Flavor: Crisp and dry flavor with some low levels of grainy or corn-like sweetness. Hop flavor ranges from none to low levels. Hop bitterness at low level. Balance may vary from slightly malty to slightly bitter, but is relatively close to even. High levels of carbonation may provide a slight acidity or dry


Two- or six-row barley with high percentage (up to 40%) of rice or corn as adjuncts.


Bitburger Light, Sam Adams Light, Heineken Premium Light, Miller Lite, Bud Light, Coors Light, Baltika #1 Light, Old Milwaukee Light, Amstel Light


Data Min. Max.
Original gravity 1.028 1.040
Final gravity 0.998 1.008
Bitterness 8.0 IBU 12.0 IBU
Color 3.9 EBC 5.9 EBC
Alcohol 2.80 ° 4.20 °

Recipes on Zython (3)

All grain- 1.A - Lite American Lager
3.4% 10 IBU 20.0 l Tintin
pils melisse citronnée
All grain- 1.A - Lite American Lager
4.0% 30 IBU 100.0 l gerard_majax
Light citra
All grain- 1.A - Lite American Lager
7.3% 16 IBU 8.0 l Tintin

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