The ones for which I have analyses all look generally similar to each. They’re generally towards the lower end of the recommended gravity range, all but two being under 16º Plato. The attenuation is a little lower than for Pils, leaving them mostly at around 6% ABV, though ZHB’s example is a little less than that.
There is a fair bit of variation in the colour. I’m not exactly sure which colour scale Heineken was using. But in other analyses, Pils is around 0.4-0.5, Donker Lagerbier 7.5 and Münchener 10.3, and Bok 13-16. Meaning even the palest Meibiers were darker than Pils, but the darkest were still far short of being brown.
|Meibier in 1939|
|Brewer||Town||OG Plato||FG Plato||ABV||App. Atten-uation||Colour|
|Rapporten van laboratoriumonderzoeken naar producten van Heinekenbrouwerijen in binnen- en buitenland en naar producten van andere brouwerijen hels at the Amsterdamse Stadsarchief, document number 834 - 1794.|