Missouri- Light Lager- Introduced in 1982, Bud Light is the world’s best-selling beer. It is a light-bodied brew with a fresh, clean and subtle hop aroma, delicate malt sweetness and crisp finish for ultimate refreshment.
While the multiple styles of Lager that originated in Europe centuries ago make up the majority of those brewed throughout the world today, popular styles born in the United States and Asia continue to add variety to the many classic European (Old World) lagers.
So what is a Lager beer? Easy-drinking pale Lager is the beer most associated with the term “lager,” with visions of this ice cold yellow-gold beer planted firmly in people’s consciousness through television and print advertising.
But many more Lagers await discovery by adventuresome drinkers. The Lager beer list includes styles that span the color spectrum from amber, red and brown all the way to virtually black. The best Lagers offer flavors and mouth-feel from biscuity-crisp and hoppy to chocolaty-smooth and malty. Planning a Lager beer tasting? Separate the beers carefully, as some of these beers are intense in flavor and/or alcohol.
Formulated to be lighter, lower-carbohydrate and lower-calorie than traditional American-style Lagers, light beer delivers mild malt and hop aroma and flavor along with high carbonation. The light-beer style emerged in the United States in the late 1960s. Heavy marketing since the 1970s has pushed the style past its non-light siblings as the beer now most identified as “American beer.” With domestic light lagers the No. 1-selling beer style by liquid volume in the United States, large foreign breweries took notice. Amstel Light, Beck’s Premier Light and Labatt Blue Light are among the light versions of premium lagers they now export to the United States.