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Schlafly Summer Lager - The Schlafly Tap Room

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265 Ratings
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Ratings: 265
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 5
Gots: 13 | 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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caustin90


2/5  rDev -43.2%

05-06-2014 19:46:41 | More by caustin90
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -36.1%

06-14-2014 05:08:52 | More by sgttibbs
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -36.1%

07-28-2013 22:15:58 | More by schmidtmattsays
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hotstuff

Indiana

2.42/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

When poured into my glass, the head was small sized and white with fine-large bubbles that quickly dissipated.The body was carbonated and clear with a golden hue.The nose was malty and somewhat skunky.It had a bitter flavor that left an aftertaste.The mouthfeel was tingly, smooth, thin textured, watery and medium bodied.There was virtually no lacing with this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2003 00:47:11 | More by hotstuff
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TheSarge

Virginia

2.48/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Two fingers of bright white head, a hazy pale gold color.

The aroma is of faint lemon, corn husk, and metallic characteristics.

Slight cereal grain and tbat's about it.

Overall this was a dissapointing beer. Back to the drawing board for this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2010 00:09:29 | More by TheSarge
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Schlafly33

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -29%

04-18-2013 12:17:55 | More by Schlafly33
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EF4

Oklahoma

2.5/5  rDev -29%

03-04-2014 04:39:39 | More by EF4
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ajs4bd

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -29%

12-22-2011 18:26:46 | More by ajs4bd
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Kyrojack

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -29%

06-08-2014 18:59:08 | More by Kyrojack
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Enochase04

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

06-30-2014 16:55:08 | More by Enochase04
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InfragilisBrew

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

04-22-2013 18:11:17 | More by InfragilisBrew
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bsuedekum

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

06-01-2013 22:36:28 | More by bsuedekum
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

06-01-2014 19:03:44 | More by Whiskeydeez
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starshockey9

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

07-22-2014 01:22:03 | More by starshockey9
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Wheelinb

Missouri

2.78/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This looks like a pretty typical lager. Light amber/yellow color. Not a lot of body or head. I always expect a salty flavor from a helles but this one is particularly mild. It's a good beer for a hot summer day but there is no need to go out of your way to try Schlafly's, which is a a shame because they typically do a great job.

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2009 04:12:42 | More by Wheelinb
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BierStein711

Illinois

2.8/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Draft, half finger head

Appearance: straw golden yellow, high carbonation

Smells: wet grain, grassy, lemons

Taste: biscuits, graham crackers, fiber wafers

mouthfeel: watery

Overall, I'd choose Konig Pilsner or Pilsner Urquell when I want a lager. I'd probably never have this again.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2013 15:09:13 | More by BierStein711
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JWearda

Iowa

2.81/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

S - Poured into a pint glass from a bottle

A - Poured a golden yellow with just over one finger of bright white head.

S - Faint lemon and very little else.

T - A bitter lemony cereal taste, and that's about it.

O - Overall not to my liking, but it was fresh. Wasn't what I was expecting from a summer style brew. It made me want to snack on peanuts or have a pizza. Don't get me wrong, I would have another, however I think I would first ask, "What else ya got?"

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 14:16:23 | More by JWearda
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mmva321

Missouri

2.86/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 01:38:05 | More by mmva321
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Cresant

Kentucky

2.9/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured this 12 oz. brown bottle into a Sam Adams glass. Bottled on: 3/30/09. Fresh! The body was clear and golden yellow in color. Active carbonation visible. Modest head left a film and very minimal lace.

Smell was clean. Mild grain aroma and light citrus notes. Subdued aroma.

Taste was mildly lemony. Mildly bitter. Mildly sweet. Mildly peppery. A little too much like a macro, without the vegetal notes. I didn't detect the noble hops.

Mouthfeel was zesty and light to medium in body.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2009 03:01:48 | More by Cresant
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Florida9

Illinois

2.98/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottled 3/22/11

Hazy light yellow gold in color. Forms a large sudsy head. Good retention. Smell is odd an unappealing: a combination of bready malt and cider vinegar. Taste is slightly more appealing with bready malts, some light noble hops, and a little beast of yeasty banana.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2011 20:53:15 | More by Florida9
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woodencardboard


3/5  rDev -14.8%

11-04-2012 04:27:34 | More by woodencardboard
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cmwilliq

Missouri

3/5  rDev -14.8%

04-04-2014 23:09:43 | More by cmwilliq
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 10:51:53 | More by WoodBrew
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Lanstrum

Ohio

3/5  rDev -14.8%

03-27-2014 00:08:18 | More by Lanstrum
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SakellariosVouvalis

Virginia

3/5  rDev -14.8%

07-06-2014 23:28:51 | More by SakellariosVouvalis
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Schlafly Summer Lager from The Schlafly Tap Room
80 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.