About Pale Lager

About Pale Lager
True to their name, pale lagers are pale in color and range in alcohol from 4-6%. These beers are generally light to medium-bodied with a light-to-medium hop impression and a clean, crisp malt character. Pale lagers are the standard international beer style as exemplified by products from Miller to Heineken. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn Lager, Birra Moretti Lager and Damm Estrella Damm Lager.

Top Picks for Pale Lager

City Lights Brewing Co. Mexican Lager
92 points
Light gold color. Hoppy aromas of orange oil, coconut, mango, ripe apple, and basil with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a seamless, delightful, medium-length lemon bar, toasted Hawaiian rolls, and dried apricot finish. A bright and well-balanced pale lager with big hops on the nose but an easy-drinking palate with little bitterness.
Stanley Park Brewing DayTrip West Coast Lager
90 points
Minutely hazy light gold color. Attractive, citrusy, tropical aromas of orange mango marmalade and frosted lemon scone with a supple, lively, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, appealing, medium-long grapefruit Italian ice, toasted baguette, and pepper finish. A fun, juicy tropical lager that is sure to please.
Brens German Style Lager
89 points
Yellow color. Aromas and flavors of brioche, cornbread, lime, and chive butter with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, dryish light body and a sleek, medium-length finish. A solid Mexican-Lager-like beer with refreshing acidity and fizz.
Damm Brewery Estrella Damm Pale Lager
89 points
Brilliant yellow color. Woody, perfumed, fresh, baked, floral aromas of corn on the cob, brioche, flower stems, and peach pit with an oily, vibrant, spritzy, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a breezy buttered baguette, mango skins, iceberg lettuce, and doughy finish. A fun, fruity Lager for everyday pleasure.
Damm Brewery Keler Pale Lager
89 points
Brilliant old gold color. Grassy, herbal, woody aromas of toasted banana and white muffin, roasted almond brittle, unlit cedar incense, and melon rind with a round, soft, spritzy, sweet light-to-medium body and a seamless, rapid fruit custard tart and radishes finish. A nice fruity Lager for sessions or lunch.
The Herkimer Pub & Brewery Holeshot Lager
89 points
Pale copper color. Aromas of ginger-peach tea and scone with a slightly chewy, crisp, effervescent, dry light-to-medium body and an interesting, medium-length buckwheat blini, roasted pecan, and dried herbs finish. A toothsome, dry and nicely balanced pale lager built for substantial pairings.
Vancouver Island Brewing Juan De Fuca Cervesa Lager
89 points
Minutely hazy golden yellow color. Aromas of fresh raw corn, underripe apricot, green tea, and breakfast soufflé with a round, vibrant, effervescent, dry medium-to-full body and a medium-length lemon zest, oyster cracker, poppyseed, hint of roasted nuts, and bamboo finish. A balanced, refreshing lager with an underlying hop presence and roasty nuance.
Klasyk Lager
88 points
Light gold color. Curious aromas of lemon cake, white tea, nougat, and apple butter with a glycerous, shy, spritzy, fruity light body and a smooth, candy apple and butterscotch finish. A rock solid European Lager.
Semedorato Lager
87 points
Brilliant yellow straw color. Alliaceous aromas of herb corn muffin, onion marmalade on garlic bagel chip, citrus candle, and gum with a supple, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a breezy plantain, saltine peppered nuts, arugula, and cappuccino gelato finish. A well balanced and refreshing lager.
Holland Lager
86 points
Light gold color. Aromas of wheat crackers, hints of mango skin, orange-cream, caramel, and butter with a silky, bright, spritzy, dryish light body and a seamless, breezy relish finish. A richer Pale Lager that will work well at the table.