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2012 Top 10 American Amber Lagers in the United States

This Top Ten List of American Amber Lagers is  from the results of the 2012 U.S. Open Beer Championship, Great American Beer Festival, and the World Beer Cup.
1. Southern Lager - FullSteam Brewery, Durham, NC
2. Firebrick - August Schell Brewing, New Ulm, MN
3. Winter Skol - Capital Brewing, Middleton, WI
4. Uberbrau - Humperdink’s Restaurant and Brewery, Dallas, TX
5. Colorado - Native, AC Golden Brewing Co., Golden, CO
6. Florida Beer Florida Lager - Florida Beer Co., Melbourne, FL
7. Cali Common, Lucky Hand Beer - Novato, CA
8. Brooklyn Lager - Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, NY
9. Yuengling Traditional Lager - Yuengling Brewery, Pottsville, PA
10. Wisconsin Amber - Capital Brewery, Middleton, WI


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Category: American Amber Lager
Subcategory: American-Style Amber Lager
American-style amber lagers are light amber to amber or copper colored. They are medium bodied. There is a noticeable degree of caramel-type malt character in flavor and often in aroma. This is a broad category in which the hop bitterness, flavor, and aroma may be accentuated or may only be present at relatively low levels, yet noticeable. Fruity esters, diacetyl, and chill haze should be absent.
OG: 1.042–1.056
FG: 1.010–1.018
Alcohol by Weight: 3.8–4.3%
IBUs: 18–30
Color SRM: 6–14

Subcategory: California Common Beer
California Common Beer is light amber to amber in color and is medium bodied. There is a noticeable degree of caramel-type malt character in flavor and often in aroma. Hop bitterness impression is medium to medium high and is balanced with a low to medium-low degree of fruity esters and malt character and give an impression of balance and drinkability. Hop flavor and aroma is low to medium-low. California Common Beer is a style of beer brewed with lager yeasts but at ale fermentation temperatures. Diacetyl and chill haze should be absent.
OG: 1.045–1.056
FG: 1.010–1.018
Alcohol by Weight: 3.6–4.5%
IBUs: 35-45
Color SRM: 8-15

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