Typically, these are pale lagers (though some versions are darker and flirt with Vienna lager or even dunkel territory). Almost all have restrained flavors across the recipe. Light honey or grain malt flavors (and maybe some light corn, either from DMS or actual flaked maize additions), low IBUs, and not much in the way of flavor or aroma hopping. Even the darker versions tend to be darker in color only and rarely exhibit rich caramel or roast flavors. Most examples are light in mouthfeel, pour brilliantly clear and are refreshing on the palate (even the darker versions).