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2012 Best American Light Beers in the United States

This Top Ten List of American Light Lagers is  from the results of the 2012 U.S. Open Beer Championship, Great American Beer Festival, and the World Beer Cup.
1. Kraftig Light - William K. Busch Brewing, St. Louis, MO
2. Schell Light- August Schell Brewing, New Ulm, MN
3. Evans Light Lager - Evans Brewing, Albany, New York
4. Old Milwaukee Light, Pabst Brewing Co., Woodridge, IL
5. Busch Light, Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis, MO
6. Pabst Blue Ribbon Light, Pabst Brewing Co., Woodridge, IL
7. Coors Light, Coors Brewing Co., Golden, CO
8. Michelob Ultra, Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis, MO
9. Michelob Light, Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis, MO
10. Yuengling Light Lager, Yuengling Brewery, Pottsville, PA


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American Light Lager
These beers are extremely light colored, light in body, and high in carbonation. Calorie level should not exceed 125 per 12 ounce serving. Corn, rice, or other grain or sugar adjuncts are often used. Flavor is mild, and hop bitterness and aroma is negligible to very low. Light fruity esters are acceptable. Chill haze and diacetyl should be absent.
OG: 1.024-1.040
FG: 1.002-1.008
IBUs: 5-10
Color SRM: 1.5-4
Alcohol by Weight: 2.8-3.5%

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