An Australian-style, sessionable, extra pale ale.

Clean and crisp, with a sweet, nutty maltiness from

Australian malt delicately balancing the Cascade hops

giving it a floral, citrus aroma.

O.G. 8.0°P – F.G. 1.4°P IBU:21.5 EBC:6.5

Keep cold and drink fresh

Aroma: Low to medium-low malt aroma, which can be grainy-malty or slightly corny-sweet. Hop aroma may range from very low to a medium, spicy or floral hop presence. While a clean fermentation profile is generally most desirable, low levels of yeast character (such as a light apple fruitiness) are not a fault. Light amounts of DMS are not a fault.

Appearance: Pale straw to gold color. White, frothy head may not be long lasting. Very clear.

Flavor: Low to moderate levels of grainy-malt flavor, with a crisp, dry, well-attenuated finish. The grain character can be somewhat neutral, or show a light bready-crackery quality or a touch of corny or malty sweetness. Hop flavor ranges from none to medium levels, and often showing a floral, spicy, or herbal character if detected. Hop bitterness at medium-low to medium level. Balance may vary from slightly malty to slightly bitter, but is relatively close to even. High levels of carbonation and sometimes minerals in the water may accentuate the crispness of the dry finish. Neutral, drying aftertaste with light malt and sometimes hop flavors. Light amounts of DMS are not a fault.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body. Moderately-high to highly carbonated. Can have a slight carbonic bite on the tongue.

Overall Impression: A highly-attenuated pale lager without strong flavors, typically well-balanced and highly carbonated. Served cold, it is refreshing and thirst-quenching.

Comments: International lagers tend to have fewer adjuncts than standard American lagers. They may be all-malt, although strong flavors are still a fault. A broad category of international mass-market lagers ranging from up-scale American lagers to the typical “import” or “green bottle” international beers found in America and many export markets. Often confusingly labeled as a “Pilsner.” Any skunkiness in commercial beers from being lightstruck in a green bottle is a mishandling fault, not a characteristic of the style.

History: In the United States, developed as a premium version of the standard American lager, with a similar history. Outside the United States, developed either as an imitation of American style lagers, or as a more accessible (and often drier and less bitter) version of a Pilsner-type beer. Often heavily marketed and exported by large industrial or multi-national breweries.

Characteristic Ingredients: Two- or six-row barley. May use rice, corn, or sugar as adjuncts, or may be all malt.

Style Comparison: Generally more bitter and filling than American lager. Less hoppy and bitter than a German Pils. Less body, malt flavor, and hop character than a Czech Pilsner.

Vital Statistics:

OG: 1.042 – 1.050

IBUs: 18 – 25

FG: 1.008 – 1.012

SRM: 2 – 6

ABV: 4.6 – 6.0%

Commercial Examples: Heineken, Corona Extra, Asahi Super Dry, Full Sail Session Premium Lager, Birra Moretti, Red Stripe, Singha, Devils Backbone Gold Leaf Lager

Aroma: Low to moderate grainy, bready, or doughy wheat character. A light to moderate malty sweetness is acceptable. Esters can be moderate to none, although should reflect American yeast strains; banana is inappropriate. Hop aroma may be low to moderate, and can have a citrusy, spicy, floral, or fruity character.

Appearance: Usually pale yellow to gold. Clarity may range from brilliant to hazy with yeast approximating the German weissbier style of beer. Big, long-lasting white head.

Flavor: Light to moderately-strong bready, doughy, or grainy wheat flavor, which can linger into the finish. May have a moderate malty sweetness or finish quite dry. Low to moderate hop bitterness, which sometimes lasts into the finish. Balance is usually even, but may be slightly bitter. Low to moderate hop flavor (citrusy, spicy, floral, or fruity). Esters can be moderate to none, but should not include banana. No clove phenols. May have a slightly crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light to medium body. Medium-high to high carbonation. Slight creaminess is optional; wheat beers sometimes have a soft, ‘fluffy’ impression.

Overall Impression: Refreshing wheat beers that can display more hop character and less yeast character than their German cousins. A clean fermentation character allows bready, doughy, or grainy wheat flavors to be complemented by hop flavor and bitterness rather than yeast qualities.

Comments: Different variations exist, from an easy-drinking fairly sweet beer to a dry, aggressively hopped beer with a strong wheat flavor. American rye beers should be entered in the Alternative fermentables specialty category.

History: An American craft beer adaptation of the German weissbier style using a cleaner yeast and more hops, first widely popularized by Widmer in the mid-1980s. Characteristic Ingredients: Clean American ale or lager yeast. Large proportion of wheat malt (often 30-50%, which is lower than is typical in Germany). American, German, or New World hops are typical.

Style Comparison: More hop character and less yeast character than German weissbier. Never with the banana and clove character of German weissbier. Generally can have the same range and balance as Blonde Ales, but with a wheat character as the primary malt flavor.

Vital Statistics:

OG: 1.040 – 1.055

IBUs: 15 – 30

FG: 1.008 – 1.013

SRM: 3 – 6

ABV: 4.0 – 5.5%

Commercial Examples: Bell’s Oberon, Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale, Widmer Hefeweizen, Boulevard Wheat Beer

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