4A. Dark American Lager
Examples: Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager, Heineken Dark Lager
Serving Temp: 40°- 45°
Glassware: Pilsner, Pint
Aroma: Little or no malt (slight roast or caramel if any) or hop (hint of spice if any) aromas.
Appearance: Pours dark amber to brown with red highlights with a short-lived light tan head.
Flavor: Crisp and clean with low levels of caramel sweetness. There may be a hint of coffee or molasses but strong roasted malt flavors should not be present. Hop bitterness is low.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium body
Food Pairings: Cuisine: German or other hearty and/or spicy foods. Meat: smoked or grilled meat.
HopHeadSaid: Even though the subcategory says Dark American Lager you can see that there are international examples as well. As a matter of fact Heineken Dark Lager spent some time as my go to beer. This is an incredibly easy drinking style with a clean lager taste (very little fruitiness), sweet caramel and cocoa notes and very little bitterness.