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Schlafly Summer Lager - The Schlafly Tap Room

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280 Ratings
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Ratings: 280
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 5
Gots: 15 | 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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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

08-24-2013 21:52:20 | More by imperialking
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.43/5  rDev -2.3%

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.

08-18-2013 22:59:47 | More by Franziskaner
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RussBeercier

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

08-12-2013 21:57:05 | More by RussBeercier
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jryanj927

Maryland

3/5  rDev -14.5%

08-11-2013 03:21:58 | More by jryanj927
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Bierwolf

Missouri

3.49/5  rDev -0.6%

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.

08-10-2013 19:51:06 | More by Bierwolf
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emwild12

Illinois

4/5  rDev +14%

08-09-2013 10:43:25 | More by emwild12
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SonOfOdin

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -14.5%

08-02-2013 01:22:56 | More by SonOfOdin
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jmdavisson

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

08-01-2013 01:22:52 | More by jmdavisson
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JWearda

Iowa

2.81/5  rDev -19.9%

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?"

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

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

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

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

07-27-2013 08:35:28 | More by DrunkinYogi
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abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

07-25-2013 04:00:14 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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Aerocraft67

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

07-19-2013 13:40:19 | More by Aerocraft67
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Razorback09

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

07-17-2013 20:38:31 | More by Razorback09
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -14.5%

07-17-2013 19:21:00 | More by mikeincharleston
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mpayne5

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

07-15-2013 05:31:07 | More by mpayne5
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scratch69

Missouri

3.69/5  rDev +5.1%

I poured a bottle into a pilsener glass.

Appearance- Golden yellow with two fingers worth of white foamy head. Light amount of lacing.

Smell- Grain and malt aroma.

Taste- Biscuity malt flavor with some grassy hops and a hint of lemon-like citrus after the swallow.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with an average amount of carbonation.

Overall- A good summer beer. Easy to drink and refreshing on a hot summer day.

07-14-2013 19:48:46 | More by scratch69
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BierStein711

Illinois

2.8/5  rDev -20.2%

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.

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

Florida

3/5  rDev -14.5%

07-04-2013 17:19:35 | More by DeeMalloy
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BrewSTL

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

06-30-2013 02:20:14 | More by BrewSTL
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moarmare

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

06-25-2013 19:49:45 | More by moarmare
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

3.53/5  rDev +0.6%

Poured into a fluted pilsner glass.

Look: Pure golden wheat color. White fizzy head leaves a wisp, light lacing.

Aroma: Grains, malt, and faint sour hops.

Taste: A nice sweetness about it, with grains, malts, and hops playing well together. Some tangy citrus in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light.

Overall: Good summer brew, refreshing.

06-22-2013 20:43:56 | More by JuicesFlowing
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-21-2013 23:26:34 | More by Gonzoillini
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.24/5  rDev -7.7%

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.

06-19-2013 00:21:02 | More by rangerred
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

06-15-2013 21:40:50 | More by nmann08
Schlafly Summer Lager from The Schlafly Tap Room
80 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.