Category 75: American Lager/Pilsner

Straw to gold
Appearance should be bright; chill haze should not be present.
Perceived Malt Aroma and Flavor:
Medium-low to medium
Perceived Hop Aroma and Flavor:
Hop aroma and flavor is medium to high, exhibiting attributes typical of noble-type hops.
Fermentation Characteristics:
DMS, fruity-estery and diacetyl aromas and flavors should be absent.
Medium-low to medium
Additional Notes:
Up to 25% corn in the grist should be used. Beers in this category hew to American-style lagers typical of the pre-Prohibition era. When using these guidelines as the basis for evaluating entries at competitions, organizers may wish to subcategorize this category into rice and corn subcategories, or may wish to group Pre-Prohibition and Contemporary American-Style Pilseners as subcategories.
Alcohol by Volume:
4.10% – 5.10%
SRM Color: