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Brewing Light Lagers

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Mike Brown asks,
Q

In preparation for spring I want to come up with a good plan to brew a light lager beer. When I say light, I mean lower in calories and alcohol than the average 5% beer. Do you have any suggestions that will help me?

A
Brewing light lagers that have very subtle flavors atop a stark white canvas is difficult. Little flaws in the recipe balance and off-flavors easily masked by bigger beers stick out like a
Response by Ashton Lewis.