Subcategory A: American-Style Lager

Color:
Straw to gold
Clarity:
Chill haze should not be present.
Perceived Malt Aroma and Flavor:
Malt sweetness is very low to low
Perceived Hop Aroma and Flavor:
Not present to very low
Fermentation Characteristics:
Fruity esters are usually absent, but may be present at very low levels. Diacetyl, acetaldehyde, and DMS should not be present.
Body:
Low
Additional Notes:
Corn, rice, or other grain or sugar adjuncts are often used. American Lagers are very clean and crisp, and aggressively carbonated.
Alcohol by Volume:
4.10%–5.10%
IBU:
5-15
SRM Color:
2-4