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Schlafly Summer Lager - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Ratings: 297
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 13.14%
Wants: 4
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room visit their website
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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3.5/5  rDev 0%

snansel, Jan 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

jaydoc, Jan 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

rrski198, Dec 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

adamjthompson00, Dec 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

NooseJustice, Dec 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Benvarine, Dec 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

M1k3y, Nov 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

crbnfbr, Oct 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

enelson, Oct 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

jacewg, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of mmva321
2.86/5  rDev -18.3%
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.

mmva321, Sep 20, 2013
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3.66/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is crystal clear light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that slowly faded away, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of grassy hops are present in the nose along with hints of spicy hops and bready malts.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell, except that the malty flavors are a bit stronger and there is also a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied (but neither thin nor watery) and clean on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This really seems to be a nice selection for a "lawnmower" beer if you're looking for something that's very easy to drink but isn't an adjunct or a light lager.

metter98, Sep 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Yesdog, Sep 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Kpitevl, Sep 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

IPA1978, Sep 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

imperialking, Aug 24, 2013
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3.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Franziskaner, Aug 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

RussBeercier, Aug 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

jryanj927, Aug 11, 2013
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3.49/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle born on 06/09/2013

Appearance: golden, hazy, frothy, white foam.
Aroma: hay, nuts, grass, leaves.
Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter.
Palate: medium body, creamy, fizzy, long finish.
Overall: good summer beer that I would share with anyone.

Bierwolf, Aug 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

emwild12, Aug 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

SonOfOdin, Aug 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

jmdavisson, Aug 01, 2013
Schlafly Summer Lager from The Schlafly Tap Room
80 out of 100 based on 297 ratings.