Australasian, Latin American or Tropical-Style Light Lager
Australasian, Latin American or Tropical light lagers are very light in color and light bodied. Hop bitterness, aroma and flavor should be negligible to very low. Sugar adjuncts are often used to lighten the body and flavor, sometimes contributing to a slight apple-like fruity ester. Sugar, corn, rice, and other cereal grains are used as an adjunct. Very low sweet corn-like dimethylsulfide (DMS) is sometimes characteristic of style. Chill haze and diacetyl should be absent. Fruity esters should be very low. Generally, highly carbonated.
Recommended Glassware: Pilsner Glass or Cervoise Glass
Original Gravity (ºPlato): 1.032-1.046 (8-11.5 ºPlato)
Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (ºPlato): 1.004-1.010 (1-2.5 ºPlato)
Alcohol by Weight (Volume): 2.3-4.5% (2.9-5.6%)
Bitterness (IBU): 9-25
Color SRM (EBC): 2-4 (4-8 EBC)
Sub-style guidelines used with permission of the Brewers Association, www.beertown.org.