The malt hits up front, with some pear-like juiciness.
About Amber Lager
Hop bitterness balances the malt nicely. Hop flavor is somewhat piney. Finish is dry with some warmth. Less of a malt bomb than the nose implies.
Smooth, clean malt with light toast notes. Sweet, bready, and crackery. Soft hop bitterness falls away in the finish to leave a fading malt sweetness. Crisp finish without much aftertaste.
Starts with a biscuit sweetness, as well as some toast and roastiness and honey notes. Some of the mintiness is still present in the flavor. The lighter carbonation makes this a creamy and smooth lager that refreshes. Bitterness up front, with some phenolic tones. Medium honey with some floral hops that add spice and complexity to the balance. The carbonation helps keep the beer refreshing and light, with a very dry finish. A malt sweetness lingers in the finish. Malt sweetness hits up front with biscuity character.
Medium body is nice and holds up the beer well. Some soft floral notes and spice add complexity. Low on bitterness, but enough to balance the sweetness. Restrained bitterness lets the malt and hops flavor complexity linger on the finish. There is a nice sweetness through the taste.
Cracker, a little lemon. The hops are delicate with notes of floral hops and a little bit of spice. The bitterness is low. The flavor carries with a biscuit malt sweetness throughout the taste. The hops provide some nice subtlety, but the taste carries the sweetness through the finish. Nice medium body and carbonation. Light esters, very mild hops flavor. Light bitterness is stronger than the hops flavor. Faint malt sweetness and still a touch of that apple flavor. Nice hops flavor and bitterness in the finish.
Light fruit and candy sugar up front, though not particularly sweet on the finish. Tropical-fruit hops character comes across again, but balances nicely with the underlying beer. Not much bitterness, lingering fruity, earthy hops character. Crisp hops flavor competes with the malt, but malt wins in the aftertaste. Smooth malt offers caramel, toast, and toffee. Hops flavors are a bit distracting but flavor is ultimately about malt.
Alcohol lightens the body and is not overly hot. Aggressive citrus and berry hop flavors. Malt balance is clean and relatively neutral but slightly biscuity.
High alpha hop character. Bitterness is crisp and lingering, assertive but not harsh. Sweet but balanced malt is a bit too toasty for the style. Little to no hop bitterness. A hint of ethanol. Clean, crisp finish, well-carbonated and dry. Some faint butter notes in the finish. Almost some caramel character.
Some slight floral notes. Light-bodied, sweet bready malt with some biscuit. The clean freshness of the pepper and lemon is well supported by the malt and invites the palate to take a second and third taste. The malt hits up front, with some pear-like juiciness. The citrus flavor has a bit of delicate lemon. A touch of diacetyl and a light lingering astringency in the aftertaste. The bready, biscuit maltiness up front is more prominent than in some Pilsners and combines well with the lemony hops bitterness.
Fruity, floral, earthy notes, and a moderate alcohol warmth to add a slightly spicy taste. The prominent malt body has some nice biscuit sweetness. Detectable yeast esters of ripe pear and apple balance the bitterness of the hops. Finishes clean, smooth, and crisp with great carbonation.
Pleasant cracker-like malt flavor. Aftertaste is rather resinous and sticky. Strong bitterness finishes the hop story. Soft sweet malt is quickly lightened by a crisp, balanced hops bitterness. Aftertaste of malt and lingering hops. Crisp lager finish leaves just a touch of bitterness. Pronounced malt notes, graham crackers, light bread crust, sweet Pilsner malt character. Some peppery hops notes with complementing generic floral notes. Bitterness is a little restrained for the amount of malt sweetness, making it slightly off- balance for the style.
Finish is clean and carries a hint of sweetness to cut the crispness. The flavor is much drier than the nose hints at. Clean bready malt immediately joined by biscuits and a pleasant spicy hops flavor.
Bitterness is perfectly balanced during the sip, but builds a little in the aftertaste, strengthening the bitter impression. Enough body to carry the flavors all the way through. Moderate sweet biscuit and bread-like malt flavors that quickly give way to bright floral and perfume-like hops flavors that are definitely predominant.
Dry finish that leaves a distinct floral hops flavor behind. There is a nice light cracker-like sweetness up front with some floral hops notes that carry through the taste. The bitterness helps to even out the sweetness, and it is not overly bitter. Refreshing on the finish. Lighter in body and nice carbonation. The complement of the citrus hops notes and the malt sweetness give a candy sweetness, almost like a muted Smarties or Skittles.
Frosted- Flakes—flavored skim milk after all the cereal is eaten but the milk remains. Bitterness is a bit restrained, but any more would probably upset the unique malt and hops combination. Hops deliver both a spicy flavor and pleasant bitterness. Caramel pushes this into sweet territory mid-palate. As on the aroma, the malt plays a backup role to the hops. Floral and spicy notes at first, but pine and lemon shine through quickly. Pronounced hops character that seems to bring some perceived sweetness to help the clean Pils malt balance the fairly high bitterness.
Malt flavors of biscuit and bread hide somewhat in the background but are just enough to not let the complex and prominent hops flavors get out of control.
Sweet, slightly sticky malt barely supported by restrained hops bitterness. Some astringency in the aftertaste. Some fruity cherry notes.
Big malt, but not too sweet. Definitely warming with plenty of alcohol. Upfront hop bitterness, balanced malt and hops in the middle, and a pleasant, bitter finish. A touch of corn with floral hops reminiscent of gooseberry or white wine. The cracker-like malt is sweet, with notes of salt, biscuit, and Pilsner malt.
Clean and refreshing, what it lacks in complexity it gains in simple refreshment. A bold flavor up front for a Pilsner, with sweet cracker and biscuit, but is quickly followed by some floral spice notes that carry the bitterness through the finish. Noticeable sulfur notes give way to the pine and spice of the hops, as well as some pepper. Smooth malt offset by light hop bitterness. Sweet, corn-like, and wheaty. Spicy hops slide right into the finishing bitterness.
Very fruity, but light alcohol flavor. Yeasty, yet clean profile. Big spicy piney hops flavors at first bring a wash of medium bitterness afterward. Light bodied with a dry malt husk-like sweetness.
Well-balanced with a dry and slightly bitter finish. Slight malt sweetness up front cracker, bread. Moderate spicy, earthy hops flavor is quite pleasant. Mild but persistent bitterness. The soft yeastiness in the finish is likeable. Slightly sweet in the start. A touch of bitterness in the finish. Very mild spicy hops in the middle, with a slight tartness, bready malt, and a character verging on corn.
Similar to the aroma, impressively clean, yet hits all the check marks one would look for in a classic Pilsner. Spicy and fruity floral hops flavors that balance well with a solid sweet biscuit malt backbone. The bitterness imparted by the hops really dries out the finish. A slight peppery phenolic-like flavor as it warms. The sweetness from the aroma carries strongly into the flavor. The Pilsner malt character is clean, and the floral hops bring just enough bitterness to balance.
Well-balanced bready, biscuit malt flavors with clean noble hops flavors. Very crisp and clean drinking. Nice light malt flavor. Just a touch of sweetness that is well-balanced in the finish with the soft hops bitterness.
Hints of hops spiciness, but low hops flavor for the style. More of the Saaz hops profile would be good. More smoke with underlying toasty malt. Some toasty chocolate notes. A touch of sweetness in the start that is well- balanced out in the finish.
Toasty rich malt like toasted bread or graham cracker , but not overly sweet or thick on the palate. Nice clean, crisp, drying finish, almost husky, with some hops bitterness to balance as well. Hops are just enough to support the rich malt flavors. Strong malt palate with pils, melanoidin, and a bit of caramel. Hops spiciness and alcohol warmth meet nicely to take the beer to the finish.
Mild balancing bitterness, but this increases over time. Hops bitterness balances the nice sweet malt in the initial sip. Malt is all caramel and cocoa nibs with melanoidin character. Light hop flavor is out of style but interesting and keeps malt in check. Light astringency and alcohol burn in the aftertaste.
A little too sweet. Hops flavor is also aggressive, the strong but smooth bitterness crisp and balancing. Finish is fairly clean with some lasting bitterness. Malt backbone is just strong enough to balance. Nice lemon or orange rind citrus. Bitterness is high for the style but finishes clean and dry.
Moderate malt sweetness with nice pils malt flavor. Needs more malt to balance. Crisp, with a carbonic bite and lingering astringency. A relatively clean biscuit and honey Pilsner malt, balanced by the herbal spiciness of the hops. Touches of red apple and orange add some complexity, but overall, a very restrained and understated flavor. Nothing is elbowing for control.
Incredibly dry and clean fermentation. Light and delicate, with some sweet light cracker-like notes that carry through. Herbal and floral hops add some unusual woody dankness and bitterness, as well as a lemon-like citrus complexity, without being overpowering. Perfectly fermented, with a fresh, clean, dry finish. The first sip brings out the bready malt, with a touch of hops flavor that yields to the bitterness.
Light nuttiness that might be a bit out of place, as well as some fresh fruitiness. Subsequent sips see the hops flavors build in complexity—spicy, with a big of evergreen pine. Some lingering bitterness in the aftertaste, clean fermentation. The skunky hops flavor is in your face, coupled with a touch of sweet malt. A low-level pleasant bitterness, but the flavors are mild.
All the flavors are fairly intense on their own, but together there is some balance. Light Pilsner and floral flavor up front with a very delicate body. Bitterness toward the end of the sip that lingers after the sip. Lots of dank, lots of tangerine. The balance is great with medium-high bitterness and some low-medium pithy character that complements things well. The tea quality adds some nice earthiness on the swallow. The beer backbone is crisp and presents a great canvas for the other flavors.
Some fresh watermelon notes. Finishes crisp, clean, and surprisingly bitter. Some alcohol warmth at the end. Simple malt, bready with a lingering grainy sweetness that has a somewhat tannic lingering astringency. Strong floral hops character with hints of rose and a grassy note on the finish. Bitterness is fairly restrained and nicely balanced.
Good rye malt blends with the base malt to add some spicy interest to the mix. Malty, but relatively dry. Moderate noble hops flavor but a bit of citrus, too. Finish is primarily the hops flavor with a touch of the rye malt. Crisp, clean finish with mild bitterness and very light alcohol. A little thin but enjoyable.
Rich tropical-fruit blend with a superclean malt backbone. Subtle biscuit, bready malt flavors that quickly give way to dry citrus hops notes of lemongrass, orange peel, and grapefruit. Finishes with a smooth fruity bitterness that lingers pleasantly with a slight stickiness.
Like the nose, the focus is on the floral. The sweet balance makes it even more like orange-blossom honey. Light bitterness and a pleasantly dry finish. Broad spectrum grapefruit flavors, from the zest to flesh to juice to even a touch of tartness.
Could be used for a kick-ass Paloma recipe. Finishes somewhat tart and a bit sweet with some citrus bite. Moderately strong milk chocolate in the flavor with toast and rich malt behind it. A moderate sweetness slowly fades and is a touch cloying in the finish. Bitterness is very low. Other than the lingering sweetness, the finish is clean with a light lasting dark malt flavor. A pronounced sweetness that slowly fades and is balanced by fairly strong alcohol.
Bourbon-barrel oak, toffee, bready malt, stewed plums, big dose of hot alcohol, very drying. Alcohol spiciness is probably enhanced with noble hops. Finishes like a boozy Belgian dark strong or a candy bar. Noble hops provide slight floral and spice character. Mildly hopped but in style. Finishes crisp, clean, and dry with a touch of astringency in the aftertaste.
This low-and-slow fermentation means that lagers taste "clean" and lack the fruity esters characteristic of ales. Further, because of the sulfite metabolism, lager beers usually smell a lot like rotten eggs during fermentation this is normal , and a very VERY slight bit of dimethylsulfide DMS character in the end beer is considered proper for the style.
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The examples of lager beers produced worldwide vary greatly in flavor, color, composition and alcohol content. The most common lager beers in worldwide production are pale lagers. The flavor of these lighter lagers is usually mild, and the producers often recommend that the beers be served refrigerated. Pale lager is a very pale to golden -colored lager with a well attenuated body and noble hop bitterness. The brewing process for this beer developed in the mid 19th century when Gabriel Sedlmayr took pale ale brewing techniques  back to the Spaten Brewery in Germany and applied it to existing lagering brewing methods.
This approach was picked up by other brewers, most notably Josef Groll who produced in Bohemia now part of the Czech Republic the first Pilsner beer— Pilsner Urquell. The resulting pale colored, lean and stable beers were very successful and gradually spread around the globe to become the most common form of beer consumed in the world today.
Distinctly amber colored Vienna lager was developed by brewer Anton Dreher in Vienna in German speaking brewers who emigrated to Mexico in the late 19th century, during the Second Mexican Empire , took the style with them. Traditional Vienna lager is a reddish-brown or copper-colored beer with medium body and slight malt sweetness, while Mexican Vienna lager, developed by Santiago Graf  has a somewhat darker color and roasted flavor.
The malt aroma and flavor may have a toasted character. In Norway , the style has retained some of its former popularity, and is still brewed by most major breweries. Lagers would likely have been mainly dark until the s; pale lagers were not common until the later part of the 19th century when technological advances made them easier to produce. With alcohol concentrations of 4. Dunkels were the original style of the Bavarian villages and countryside.
In brewer Diageo which is part made up of the Irish brewer Guinness released their own Guinness Black Lager brand. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Lager disambiguation.