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BJCP StyleInternational Pale Lager - 2A
TypeAll Grain
NotesOverall Impression: A highly-attenuated pale lager without strong flavors, typically well-balanced and highly carbonated. Served cold, it is refreshing and thirst-quenching.

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.

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 Premium Pale Lager. More robust versions can approach a Munich Helles in flavor, although with more of an adjunct quality.
ProfileAroma: 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. A light amount of DMS or corn aroma is 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 up to moderate 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. Neutral aftertaste with light malt and sometimes hop flavors. A light amount of DMS is not a fault.

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

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.
Batch Size12.0 L
Mash65.6° for 75.0 min
Boil Time60.0 min
Efficiency78.0 %
IBU29.3 IBUs
EBC10.3 EBC
OG1.039 SG (Est. 1.045 SG)
FG1.007 SG (Est. 1.009 SG)
ABV4.2 % (Est. 4.7 %)
Std drinks1.1 per 330ml stubby
2.5 per 750ml longneck
0.9 per middy
1.4 per schooner

FermentablesGrain icon

NameAmountColour% of Grain
Gladfield Pilsner Malt1.00 kg3.8 EBC44.44 %
Gladfield American Ale Malt0.50 kg5.0 EBC22.22 %
Pale Malt, Traditional Ale (Joe White)0.50 kg5.9 EBC22.22 %
Carared0.25 kg39.4 EBC11.11 %
Total grain bill2.25 kg--

HopsHops icon

NameAmountTimeUseAlpha
Northern Brewer10.00 g60.0 minsBoil4.0%
German Tradition5.00 g20.0 minsBoil4.5%
Pride of Ringwood5.00 g20.0 minsBoil5.8%
Pride of Ringwood20.00 g3 daysDry Hop5.8%
Total hops40.00 g---

MiscMiscellaneous icon

NameAmountTimeUseType
Whirlfloc Tablet1.00 Items10.0 minsBoilFining

YeastYeast icon

NameLabTypeAttTemp
W-34/70 - Saflager LagerDCL/FermentisLager75.0 %8.9 C - 15.0 C

NotesNotes icon

Notes
#10
03/10/20 Brew day
04/10/20 Pitched yeast @ 11deg
7/10/20 Pitched 2nd yeast, 12:30 ramp up to 12deg
10/10/20 @ 1.015 12:30 ramp up to 18deg
13/10/20 Cold crashed @ 2deg for 3 days
13/10/20 dry hop with PoR for 3 days
18/10/20 Bottled, 1tsp sugar
-10 x 750ml Longecks
-4 x 330ml stubbies
=8.82L