Food Pairing: Fresh fish, picnic food and American fare
Seasonal Availability: Year Round
Light Lager The Light Lager is generally a lighter version of a breweries premium lager, some are lower in alcohol but all are lower in calories and carbohydrates compared to other beers. Typically a high amount of cereal adjuncts like rice or corn are used to help lighten the beer as much as possible. Very low in malt flavor with a light and dry body. The hop character is low and should only balance with no signs of flavor or aroma. European versions are about half the alcohol (2.5-3.5% abv) as their regular beer yet show more flavor (some use 100% malt) then the American counterparts. For the most part this style has the least amount of flavor than any other style of beer.
|In 1980, Amstel Light was born. It is now a leading imported light lager in the United States. As you might expect from one brewed with the spirit of Amsterdam, the unique selection of raw materials and an intensive fermenting process are what set Amstel Light apart. The result is a special light lager containing only 3.5% alcohol and approximately 35% fewer calories than regular lager beer. Its popularity proves that great taste isn’t sacrificed along the way, making it “One Dam Good BieR.”*