American-Style Premium Lager
This style has low malt (and adjunct) sweetness, is medium bodied, and should contain no or a low percentage (less than 25%) of adjuncts. Color may be light straw to golden. Alcohol content and bitterness may also be greater. Hop aroma and flavor is low or negligible. Light fruity esters are acceptable. Chill haze and diacetyl should be absent. Note: Some beers marketed as "premium" (based on price) may not fit this definition.
Origin: North American
Recommended Glassware: Pilsner Glass or Cervoise Glass
Original Gravity (ºPlato): 1.044-1.048 (11-12 ºPlato)
Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (ºPlato): 1.010-1.014 (2.5-3.5 ºPlato)
Alcohol by Weight (Volume): 3.6-4% (4.3-5%)
Bitterness (IBU): 6-15
Color SRM (EBC): 2-6 (4-12 EBC)
Sub-style guidelines used with permission of the Brewers Association, www.beertown.org.