Schlafly Summer Lager - The Schlafly Tap Room
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Reviews by ahq514:
3.95/5 rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from 12 oz bottle into shaker pint glass.
Pours a light golden color that is transparent enough to read through. Has a fluffy, white head (about a fingers worth). Appears to have a good amount of carbonation. Skids of lacing.
Aroma is mainly of lightly buttered, biscuity malt with only a hint of earthy, floral hops in the background.
Very similar to aroma. Has good lightly toasted, biscuity malt. Very light floral hops in the background. Some elements of straw in there too.
Light body, high drinkability, and moderate carbonation.
There's not a whole lot to say about the beer, but it is a good, lighter beer that you could easily put a few back and still feel alright. Will probably enjoy this beer a few times throughout the summer.
Serving type: bottle
03-25-2012 21:14:53 | More by ahq514
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3.74/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
One of the better Helles style lagers I've had, this presents a complex aroma and taste. The nose is bready and doughy with a cracker style malt but flashes of lemon, honey and molasses come through. The flavors are more malty, with a barley grain, caramel, molasses, tea leaf and cracker. There is still some of the obligatory bread and dough but I get lemon and honey for sweetness. Hints of iced tea finish in a very refreshing beer.
Serving type: can
07-12-2014 00:47:49 | More by KYGunner
3.1/5 rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
bottled about 7 weeks ago; should be pretty fresh.
pours a straw color, perhaps a touch lighter than I expected. Many lines of bubbles stream their way towards the surface, but to little to keep the head from receding to a thin ring in a couple minutes. Slight cloudiness and certainly well short of bright or vibrant.
DMS is more than the background note I'd like here. Otherwise pale malt aromas are pretty fleeting and noble hops even more so. No diacetyl.
A bit sweet - not out of style. Pale malt and a general graininess are here. Faint bittering fails to balance the malts - again not out of style. Just wish the malt flavors were a little more robust. Call it 3.75 and maybe I'll eventually bump it up to "4" on flavor.
Carbonation is pretty high, body medium. Quite crisp, pretty clean, no astringency.
Mostly per style, and the areas where it differs are not fatal flaws. reasonably enjoyable beverage, a nice alternative as a lawnmower beer, but I'd like to see a bit more malt flavor here.
tried a fresh bottle again today. Most of this is the same, but there's overwhelming diacetyl here too now. Obtrusive in the nose, obtrusive in the flavor, and leaves a really slick body on the mouthfeel. Bumped all scores down; disappointed in this version.
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2014 20:13:44 | More by udubdawg
Schlafly Summer Lager from The Schlafly Tap Room
80 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.