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Premium Lager

A beer that straddles between the mainstream Pale Lager and Pilsner. Not all beers that call themselves Premium Lager are, but those that are will typically have a deep gold to light bronze colour, and distinct influence of malt and hops. They should be free of adjuncts and will have a softer carbonation than Pale Lager or Classic German Pilsner. IBUs will typically range in the 20’s, and lagering times will typically be 4-6 weeks, more in line with what pilsners have. Overall accent will be malty-to-balanced, alcohol in a slightly tighter range than either Pale Lager or Pilsner (4.5-5.5%). Most often the product of a microbrewery or brewpub, but macrobreweries can make this style if they jack up the hops a bit and make it all-malt.

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Name Ratings  Score   
1Bell’s Quinannan Falls Special Lager 
Bell’s Brewery
Galesburg, Michigan
 270  3.58 Find
2Stigbergets Byggbärs 
Stigbergets Bryggeri
Göteborg, Sweden
 61  3.57 Find
3Mikkeller Řllen om Bogen 
Copenhagen, Denmark
 40  3.51 Find
4Łańcut 14 
Browar Łańcut
Łańcut, Poland
 15  3.48 Find
5Zip’s Instead of Innocence 
zip’s brewhouse
Miskolc, Hungary
 13  3.48 Find
6Mikkeller Kihoskh Dřszt? 
Copenhagen, Denmark
 115  3.48 Find
7Short’s Thirst Mutilator 
Short’s Brewing Company
Bellaire, Michigan
 19  3.47 Find
8Cloudwater Summer Range - Lager 
Cloudwater Brew Co
Manchester, England
 17  3.46 Find
9Jack’s Abby Jabby Brau 
Jack’s Abby Brewing
Framingham, Massachusetts
 235  3.43 Find
10Eskilstuna / La Quince Hoppy Pilsner 
Eskilstuna Ölkultur
Eskilstuna, Sweden
 11  3.42 Find
11Cigar City Xenu Cream Lager 
Cigar City Brewing
Tampa, Florida
 10  3.42 Find
12Dougall’s 75 Day Lager 
Cerveza Dougall’s
Liérganes, Cantabria, Spain
 14  3.41 Find
13Tempest Easy Livin’ 
Tempest Brewing Co
Tweedbank, Scottish Borders, Scotland
 62  3.41 Find
14Chorlton Comet Lager 
Chorlton Brewing Company
Manchester, England
 20  3.4 Find
15Half Acre Stargrazer 
Half Acre Beer Company
Chicago, Illinois
 10  3.39 Find
16Lost And Grounded Running With Sceptres 
Lost And Grounded
Bristol, England
 29  3.39 Find
17Mikkeller Helping Hand 
Copenhagen, Denmark
 60  3.39 Find
18Pracownia Piwa Tap Lager 
Pracownia Piwa
Modlniczka, Poland
 25  3.39 Find
19Chorlton Mandarina Lager 
Chorlton Brewing Company
Manchester, England
 21  3.39 Find
20Chorlton Hüll Melon Lager 
Chorlton Brewing Company
Manchester, England
 12  3.39 Find
21Knappstein Reserve Lager 
Knappstein Enterprise Winery & Brewery (Lion Co.)
Clare, South Australia, Australia
 129  3.39 Find
22Mohawk Unfiltered Lager 
Mohawk Brewing Company
Göteborg, Sweden
 99  3.38 Find
23Harviestoun Orach Slie (Cask) 
Alva, Central, Scotland
 17  3.38 Find
24Mikkeller Illegal 
Copenhagen, Denmark
 70  3.38 Find
25Chorlton Olicana Lager 
Chorlton Brewing Company
Manchester, England
 22  3.38 Find


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