European Low-Alcohol Lager/German Leicht(bier)
These beers are very light in body and color. Malt sweetness is perceived at low to medium levels, while hop bitterness character is perceived at medium levels. Hop flavor and aroma may be low to medium. These beers should be clean with no perceived fruity esters or diacetyl. Very low levels of sulfur related compounds acceptable. Chill haze is not acceptable.
Recommended Glassware: Pilsner Glass or Cervoise Glass
Original Gravity (ºPlato): 1.026-1.034 (6.5-8.5 ºPlato)
Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (ºPlato): 1.006-1.010 (1.5-2.5 ºPlato)
Alcohol by Weight (Volume): 2.0-2.9 (2.5-3.6%)
Bitterness (IBU): 16-24
Color SRM (EBC): 2-4 (4-8 EBC)
Sub-style guidelines used with permission of the Brewers Association, www.beertown.org.