Let Us Brew an European Amber Lager for the New Year

Dec.31, 2018

By Guangxin

Winter is coming soon, so the weather will be colder and colder. Maybe, it is the best time to brew a winter lager to celebrate the New Year, such as European amber lager.

European amber lager, which is one of the most food-friendly beer styles, and goes well with almost any food, is low hop character, malt-focused, clean, and easy-drinking lagers. It is the right time to brew that beers in winter, when it is easy to keep fermentation temperature under control. Let the beers lager until the fall, some spectacular results may be gotten before tasting.

A. Formula

Prepare the ingredients of the European amber lager according to the table below.

Tab. 1 Ingredients





Pilsener malt

1. 50kg


Munich malt

1. 40kg


Vienna malt

2. 30kg


Crystal malt

60 g


Hallertau for 60min



Hallertau for 10min



Angel Lager-BF27


B. Wort manufacture

Mash at 67℃ for 70~90 min, rinse with some water to discard the grains, increase the pre-boil volume of 28L to allow a 60-minute boil, which helps reduce dimethyl sulfide (DMS), and bring the liquid to a boil. Then get 25L wort, of which finish gravity is about 1. 012 more or less.

C. Fermentation

Use 12g lager yeast below or make an appropriate starter. Ferment at 10~12℃ for about 3 weeks before bottling or serving.

v BF27 is an excellent lager yeast to help produce lagers of fruity and floral aromas.

v High flocculation.

v Apparent attenuation of 80~92% and ethanol tolerance of 10%( v/v).

v Quick start to fermentation, which can be finished quickly.

v Display slight fragrance of fruity and floral aroma if properly handled.

v Give a high drinkable beer, and present a clear and balanced body.

v It is a natural strain and GMO free.

v BF27 has been widely used in craft beer houses and small beer factories.

D. Post-fermentation

When finished, carbonate the beer from 2 to 2. 5 volumes.

Make a priming syrup on the stove with 1 cup sterile water and 3/4 cup priming sugar, bring to a boil for five minutes. Pour the mixture into an empty bottling bucket. Siphon the beer from the fermenter over it. Distribute priming sugar evenly. Siphon into bottles and cap. Let sit for 1-2 weeks at20~25℃.

E. Tasting

Have a taste at8℃~10℃, and enjoy your European amber lager with your friends.

Please accept our wishes for you and yours for a happy New Year!

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Published by Guangxin liu
Senior technical engineer
Angel Distilled spirits and Biofuels Division

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