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Schlafly Summer Lager - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Ratings: 298
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 13.18%
Wants: 4
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Vancer on 04-14-2009

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
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3.52/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Certainly not the best Helles Lager I have had, but a little better than average

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

Sampled this evening on 9/22/14. From The Saint Louis Brewing Company, LLC in St. Louis, Missouri. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a "CHEER'S-BOSTON" handled glass stein.

Pours a straw-yellow in color with a thin white head that settles to just along the edges of the glass. Some spotty lacing was seen with each sip. The aroma is of malts with a hint of lemon zest. Pretty much the same for the taste with a slight sweetness in the mix as well. No bitter or harsh aftertaste and goes down easy. One of the BETTER 'summer lagers'. Medium bodied with higher carbonation. Overall a good refreshing seasonal brew.

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Schlafly Summer Lager from The Schlafly Tap Room
80 out of 100 based on 298 ratings.