Subcategory B: American-Style Pilsener

Color:
Straw to gold
Clarity:
Appearance should be clear. Chill haze should not be present.
Perceived Malt Aroma and Flavor:
Medium-low to medium
Perceived Hop Aroma and Flavor:
Medium to high, exhibiting attributes typical of noble-type hops
Fermentation Characteristics:
DMS, acetaldehyde, fruity esters, and diacetyl should not be present.
Body:
Medium-low to medium
Additional Notes:
Finish should exhibit low to medium-low body with a clean, crisp malt character evident at low levels. Up to 25% corn or rice in the grist should be used. Beers in this category hew to American-style lagers typical of the pre-Prohibition era.
Alcohol by Volume:
4.90%–6.00%
IBU:
25-40
SRM Color:
3-6