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Schlafly Summer Lager - The Schlafly Tap Room

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249 Ratings
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Ratings: 249
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 5
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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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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rangerred

Tennessee

3.24/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a very pale straw yellow with a fizzy half finger white head that quickly fades away to nearly nothing. No lacing at all although there is fairly abundant carbonation.

Aroma is very biscuity with caramel undertones. Lots of grassy hops and hay dominate the nose. Quite nice.

A quick shot of biscuit and caramel in the flavor with spicy, grassy hops quickly following. It is a very nice interplay for a short period of time before everything just sort of fades away into nothing. Mouthfeel is quite watery but is refreshing.

Overall, a decent beer although the flavors are quite fleeting. I only wish they would hang around longer. Something I would consider picking up again, though.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 00:21:02 | More by rangerred
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

07-12-2014 02:32:12 | More by djrn2
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KYGunner

Kentucky

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
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JosefBerger

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

07-10-2014 01:12:49 | More by JosefBerger
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Virginia

3/5  rDev -14.5%

07-06-2014 23:28:51 | More by SakellariosVouvalis
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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

07-06-2014 00:28:15 | More by Caskaway
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Hohnbaum

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

07-04-2014 19:21:52 | More by Hohnbaum
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udubdawg

Kansas

3.1/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

original 5/19.10
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.

7/2/14
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
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Lemmywinx

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-30-2014 18:35:22 | More by Lemmywinx
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Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

06-21-2014 21:48:27 | More by Carl_R
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14%

06-21-2014 17:46:38 | More by LarryMyers
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-21-2014 03:02:13 | More by BlueMoon10
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +14%

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Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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Kyrojack

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

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California

3/5  rDev -14.5%

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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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Schlafly Summer Lager from The Schlafly Tap Room
80 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.