American lagerNorth American lagers
are mass-produced, thirst-quenching beverages from large breweries such as Anheuser-Busch
. They are typically light in body and color, clean, crisp and aggressively carbonated
. Flavors are subtle, with no one traditional beer ingredient dominating the others. Malt
sweetness is light to mild. Bitterness, flavor and aroma from hops
are negligible to very light. A slight fruitiness from esters may be present. The body is very light due to use of a high percentage of less-expensive adjuncts such as rice
Commercial examples include Budweiser, Miller High Life, Coors, and Molson Golden.
Based on the industry definition published by the Association of Brewers.