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Style: American Macro Lager
 
Style Information
The American Macro Lager is the style that most of us knew before adopting the "microbeer world". It is the style that our parents adopted. And it is the style that is still dominant and popular today, hence the term "macro".

The style is light in color, aroma, taste and feel. Carbonation is also highly notable. Aroma should be muted, but might have a slightly sweet grain smell. Taste should be equally muted, again with a slightly sweet grain flavor. Corn, rice or other grains are often used in the style. Hop bitterness is almost non-existent. Average ABV is around 3% to 5%. IBUs are equally low in the area of 5 to 20.

Recommend glassware for this style
 
GlasswareDescription 
Bottle You know what a bottle is. Give your beer the respect of pouring it from the bottle to an appropriate glass. If you MUST drink out of the bottle, then at least make it an American Lager, or any ... [more]
Mug Typically very heavy and sturdy. A mug (or stein) is most commonly made of glass or stoneware. Traditionally German, one advantage is clinking glasses together without worrying about breaking th... [more]
Pilsner Glass Pilsener glasses are primarily designed for serving pilseners, but they do well with many other lighter beer styles also. They tend to start with a short neck at the bottom and taper unwards to ... [more]
Pint Glass Pint glasses are what most people recognize as a typical beer glass. There are actually three different types of pint glasses - shaker pints, nonic pints and tulip pints.

The shaker ... [more]

Top Consumed American Macro Lager
 
 BeerConsumed
1. Miller High Life by Miller Brewing Co. / SABMiller97
2. Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) by Pabst Brewing Company / G. Heileman Brewing Co.49
3. Budweiser by Anheuser-Busch, Inc.40
4. Shift Pale Lager by New Belgium Brewing Inc.31
5. Grain Belt Premium by August Schell Brewing Co., Inc.31
6. Old Style Beer by Pabst Brewing Company / G. Heileman Brewing Co.29
7. Icehouse by Miller Brewing Co. / SABMiller24
8. Pabst Blue Ribbon by Miller Brewing Co. / SABMiller23
9. Leinenkugel's Original by Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company21
10. Corona Extra by Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.20

Top Reviews American Macro Lager
 
 BeerAvg Score
1. Presidente by Cerveceria Nacional Dominicana84
2. Lakemaid Beer by August Schell Brewing Co., Inc.74
3. Imperial by Cerveceria Costa Rica74
4. Shift Pale Lager by New Belgium Brewing Inc.72
5. Miller High Life by Miller Brewing Co. / SABMiller70
6. Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) by Pabst Brewing Company / G. Heileman Brewing Co.70
7. Ballena Pacifico by Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.70
8. Schlitz Classic '60s Formula by JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co.70
9. Champagne Velvet by Upland Brewing Company64
10. Modelo Especial by Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.64