1.B - American Lager (BJCP 2021)


A very pale, highly-carbonated, light-bodied, well-attenuated lager with a very neutral flavor profile and low bitterness. Served very cold, it can be a very refreshing and thirst-quenching drink.


Low malt aroma optional, but may be perceived as grainy, sweet, or corn-like, if present. Light spicy or floral hop aroma optional. While a clean fermentation profile is desirable, a light amount of yeast character is not a fault.

Very pale straw to medium yellow color. White, frothy head seldom persists. Very clear.

Relatively neutral palate with a crisp, dry finish and a moderately-low to low grainy or corn-like flavor that might be perceived as sweetness due to the low bitterness. Moderately low hop flavor optional, with a floral, spicy, or herbal quality, if strong enough to distinguish. Low to medium-low bitterness. Balance may vary from slightly malty to slightly bitter, but is usually close to even. High carbonation may accentuate the crispness of the dry finish. Clean fermentation profile.

Low to medium-low body. Very highly carbonated with slight carbonic bite on the tongue.


Two- or six-row barley with up to 40% rice or corn as adjuncts. Lager yeast. Light use of hops.


Budweiser, Coors Original, Grain Belt Premium American Lager, Miller High Life, Old Style, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Special Export


Data Min. Max.
Original gravity 1.040 1.050
Final gravity 1.004 1.010
Bitterness 8.0 IBU 18.0 IBU
Color 3.9 EBC 6.9 EBC
Alcohol 4.20 ° 5.30 °

Recipes on Zython (1)

La reprise d'une blonde
All grain- 1.B - American Lager
7.7% 24 IBU 30.0 l albertino16100

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