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Schlafly Summer Lager - The Schlafly Tap Room

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210 Ratings
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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.71%


Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Helles-Style Summer Lager is a bright, golden beer, perfect for summertime. The malts we use impart a wonderful, fresh grain character, reminiscent of European lagers. The German Noble hop, Mittelfrüh, lends a mild lemony, spicy flavor.

The German word “Helles” translates as “light” and “Lager” means “to store”. This beer style emerged in Germany through the Spaten Brewery’s marriage of British, Bohemian and German brewing techniques. This style is an integral part of brewing history and a predecessor of the straw-colored, light-bodied beers which are the most widely consumed beers in the world today. The lager yeast ferments the beer more slowly and at lower temperatures; it is then stored for maturation. This results in a beer which is more smooth and drinkable. Today, many American craft brewers offer this style as a maltier and hoppier alternative to American light lagers.

17 IBU

(Beer added by: Vancer on 04-14-2009)
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Reviews by AlCaponeJunior:
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale yellow and clear with a one finger head that quickly dissipated into a thin film and left some lacing.

smelled grainy and lemony with a little bit of biscuit and hops.

Tasted summery... light citrus and grains with a touch of hops and grassy malts.

Feels quite typical of the style, light and watery with ample carbonation and a slightly slick feeling going down.

Canned this is an excellent fishin' beer. I could easily drink them all day long, and fast. Tasty when really cold too.

Serving type: can

12-12-2010 18:24:23 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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Poured into a thin tulip.

A: A bubbly and cloudy body is pale yellow in color and is topped off by a thin white head that leaves no lacing. Certainly active enough if not very beautiful.

S: Strong scents of grain and hay give this beer a very funky and earthy aroma. The hearty malts are complimented by a pop of hops and some faint but bright citrus. A little too funky, but fine nonetheless.

T: Malty and earthy, sure. But this taste is too faint and still too funky. The citrus is more of an implied taste than an actual characteristic. Some pepper and spice is a nice flavor, but this is too faint to be considered anything better than a simple, drinkable beer.

M: A little too heavy, but I like the carbonation, and this is a pretty appropriate feel.

O: Not much to say. It's faint, a little too funky, but pretty drinkable and unoffensive, if not quite pleasant.

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Schlafly Summer Lager from The Schlafly Tap Room
81 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.