Schlafly Summer Lager - The Schlafly Tap Room
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Reviews by ChrisCage:
3.48/5 rDev -0.6%
A- Pours a partially hazed golden yellow color and appears to have a fair bit of carbonation. The head isn't overly thick and fizzles our rather quickly, settling into a thin, white, but dense layer of bubbles over the beer. The lacing of this one is modest, as some soapy foam does cling to the side of the glass, but over a time frame of about twenty seconds, it all but disappears and instead leaves behind an oily looking film.
S- This has quite a nice aroma profile, ranging from rich and malty, to slightly fruity...citrus rinds come to mind. The finish has some mild bitterness, and overall, this lends to a clean smelling beer that doesn't linger.
T- The flavors are clean and fresh....the barley malt tastes unprocessed and grainy, which in this case works for the beer. There is a modest caramel richness lingering in the background, which is offset by a crisp, lemony acidic note that helps to balance this out. The finish isn't overly bitter, but does a good job in cleaning up the palate.
M- Thin bodied and the carbonation is rather zesty....typical and expected for the style. I find this to be quite refreshing on the palate and I agree that it is a great summertime lager. I really like the mild citrus nature that keeps this from potentially becoming a cloyingly sweet beer.
O- I would say that this is a highly drinkable lager, and it stands up really well to it's American counterparts....can't say if its the best out there but it has great flavor for the style that doesn't overpower, and would be really refreshing on a hot day as a patio beer! I recommend giving this a try!
06-03-2013 23:16:45 | More by ChrisCage
More User Reviews:
3.43/5 rDev -2%
Straw yellow in color with lively carbonation. Just a bit of foam on top. Pale malt in the aroma. The mouthfeel is pretty crisp and smooth. The taste is pretty refreshing and simple. Just a hint of corn and almost like a bit of grapefruit. Pretty satisfying as a refresher.
08-18-2013 22:59:47 | More by Franziskaner
3.85/5 rDev +10%
Straw yellow, with a nice, white head. Interesting "picket fence" lace.
Fresh aroma of grains and toast.
Light bodied, but flavor is a well-balanced mix of slightly citrus Noble hops and a grainy malt quality.
A rich and tasty light brew, tailor-made for warm weather.
05-05-2011 02:32:50 | More by secondtooth
3/5 rDev -14.3%
It has a wonder full deep golden colored body. There isn't much for bubbles or head. There is however a bit of tight lacing. It has an average lager aroma there is nothing that special about it. There are some grassy tones but that is about it. It has a grainy and light hops flavor. There is a bit of a corn tone to the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is light and easy to drink.
05-14-2012 10:51:53 | More by WoodBrew
3.38/5 rDev -3.4%
Looks like straw in a glass, with a thick fluffy cloud on top.
Hops were present in the nose, with what I think was touch of honey.
I was expecting the worst, but I was pleasantly surprised by the taste. There are strong flavors from the hops and a gentle sweetness to counter the bitter before giving way to a slightly bitter finish.
It's a crisp, refreshing drink on the palate, perfect for a warm day.
It would not be hard to drink a lot of these.
06-29-2009 13:27:27 | More by RickS95
3.63/5 rDev +3.7%
pours very light in color, almost looks like a bud light. light frothy head with light retention and really, no lacing
very light hop scents, barely detectable but a huge malt profile.
taste is dominant malts. light biscuits flavors and very light hop bitterness. very light and very refreshing
very smooth, very light, very easy. medium carbonation.
this is a perfect summer beer. nice and light in flavor but still has that dominant beer profile.
05-18-2009 15:53:44 | More by hooliganlife
3.68/5 rDev +5.1%
Pours an effervescent straw color with 2 fingers of eggshell colored head. Good head retention & lacing
S: Grassy, some lemony hops
T: Soapy & floral hops, light breadyness & lemons up front. Crackery notes, a bit of pear sweetness & dry lemony notes as this warms. Finishes fairly crisp, a bit grainy with lemons & a touch of soapyness
MF: Light/medium bodied with soft carbonation & good balance
Drinks pretty easy, wouldn't say this takes me back to Germany, but an alright American take on the style
08-23-2009 00:46:31 | More by russpowell
4.33/5 rDev +23.7%
A: Pale color pours with a finger head. No haze to this beer. Looks exactly how I think a good lager should.
S: This has a nice light aroma. A touch of hop characteristic.
T: Tastes absolutely great for a summer lager. It has a nice hop flavor to it, and a touch of citrus as well.
M: The beer isn't watery. You know you're drinking a beer, yet it's not heavy. This is perfect for drinking on a hot summer day.
D: All around a great beer to me. They go down so smooth and the beer is very refreshing.
01-24-2011 17:10:49 | More by cubbyswans
Schlafly Summer Lager from The Schlafly Tap Room
80 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.