Czech Amber Lager

Recipes:
231
BJCP 2021:
03C
Era:
Traditional
Origin:
🇨🇿 Czech Republic
Fermentation:
Bottom
Conditioning:
Lagered
Color:
Amber
Strength:
Normal
Taste:
Balanced

Profile

Czech Amber Lager, known in its native land as Polotmavé Pivo, represents a style that delivers the balance and smoothness associated with Czech brewing traditions, offering a darker twist to the more widely recognized pale lagers. This style has its origins deeply rooted in the beer culture of the Czech Republic, where local ingredients and age-old brewing methods create a lager distinguished by its amber color and rich malt profile.

A Czech Amber Lager exhibits a brilliant clarity with amber to copper hues, often crowned with a frothy off-white head that invites the first sip. The visual allure of this beer is matched by an aroma that harmoniously blends mild to moderate malty sweetness with a subtle toastiness or bread-like character. Hops can impart a floral or spicy note but typically do so without overpowering the malt presence. A clean fermentation profile allows these elements to shine without significant estery interference typical of some ale styles. The result is a medium-bodied brew with moderate carbonation which provides both refreshment and satisfaction due to its intricate flavors while relating more closely in malt character to darker lagers than to their paler counterparts.

Specifications

Alcohol

Specification
4.4 – 5.8 %

In Database
4.1 < 5.0 < 6.2 %

Bitterness

Specification
20 – 35 IBU

In Database
17 < 29 < 41 IBU

Color

Specification
20 – 32 EBC
10 – 16 SRM

In Database
16 < 23 < 33 EBC
8 < 12 < 17 SRM

Original Extract

Specification
10.9 – 14.7 °P
1.044 – 1.060 OG

In Database
10.2 < 12.6 < 14.6 °P
1.041 < 1.051 < 1.060 OG

Final Gravity

Specification
3.3 – 4.3 °P
1.013 – 1.017 FG

In Database
1.6 < 3.1 < 4.1 °P
1.006 < 1.012 < 1.016 FG

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