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.
Damm Brewery Keler Pale Lager
90 points
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Old gold color. Aromas of fresh popovers with butter and crispy corn tortillas with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, dryish light body and a graceful, medium-length fresh pico de gallo finish. An easy-drinking everyday Lager that delivers!
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.
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.
Damm Brewery Estrella Damm Pale Lager
88 points
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Pale old gold color. Aromas and flavors of whole wheat cracker and wheat germ with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, dry light body and a sleek, interesting, medium-long finish with notes of peppercorn muffin and cucumber skin. A refreshing, creamy-bodied Lager that checks all the boxes.
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.
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.
Lift Bridge Beer Company 93X Brotherhood Beer
86 points
Golden yellow color. Aromas of soda bread, dressed greens, and parsley with a supple, crisp, spritzy, dry light body and a smooth, compelling, medium-length corn silk and focaccia finish. A refreshing lager that will work well at the table or in hand any time.
Lift Bridge Beer Company 93X Brotherhood Beer
86 points
Golden straw color. Aromas of fresh grain, sautéed asparagus, and minerals with a soft, bright, spritzy, dry light body and a graceful, short crispy croutons finish. A super-solid lager that hits the spot.
The Herkimer Pub & Brewery Handys Lager
85 points
Light gold color. Aromas of tangerine, dried pear and pineapple with a silky, soft, petillant, dry light body and a seamless, brisk citrus pith and honey finish. A hoppy lager with a nice bitter backbone.