About American Style Lager

About American Style Lager
American style lagers are very light straw in color and range in alcohol from 4-5%. These lagers are clean, crisp, and light in body and flavor with low-to-no detectable hop or malt aromas. In addition to malt, many of these beers contain adjuncts such as corn and rice that are used to lessen the body and flavor. These beers originated in the US as versions of the pilsner style. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Capital Supper Club, Stevens Point Special Lager and Full Sail Session Premium Lager.

Top Picks for American Style Lager

Chang Classic Beer
88 points
Brilliant yellow color. Clean, earthy, grainy, sulfurous, rubbery aromas of oregano herb muffin, egg salad sandwich, cake flour, and dried flowers with a soft, crisp, spritzy, dryish light body and a smooth, crisp light anise cookie, bibb lettuce, arugula, and clementine finish. A tasty and easy drinking Lager that is sure to please.
Fulton Brewing Company Standard Lager
88 points
Brushed gold color. Fruity aromas of orange sherbet, sliced banana, and oregano with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, breezy mango and papadum finish. A friendly, pleasing, fuller bodied lager.
Broken Tooth Brewing Pribilof Pounder Lager
85 points
Minutely hazy golden yellow color. Fruity, fresh, citrusy, tropical aromas of egg sandwich on cinnamon raisin toast, lemon zest, pineapple juice, and water cracker with a silky, tangy, spritzy, fruity light body and a smooth, short brioche tops, strawberry leaf, orange slices, and fresh baked bread finish. A crisp and tangy Lager for happy hour.
Full Sail Brewing Co. Session Premium Lager
83 points
Clear brilliant golden yellow color. Chemical, fruity, grassy, green aromas of fruit loops, mango nectar, and hint of bbq sweet potato chip with a soft, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity light body and a short-lived orange custard tart, sprouts, spiced poached apple and plantain, and pepper dust finish. An easy breezy Lager for the beach.
Grand Junction Brewing Co. My Dirty Dancer
82 points
Brilliant golden yellow color. Rubbery, chemical aromas of pear skins, overripe banana, and waxy fruity candle with a slightly chewy, soft, spritzy, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length apple turnover, lemon candy, tangerine segments, and vanilla cookie finish. A sweeter take on a classic American Lager style.