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Schlafly Summer Lager - The Schlafly Tap Room

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303 Ratings
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Ratings: 303
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 5
Gots: 27 | 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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Ratings: 303 | Reviews: 93
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3.42/5  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.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Bierwolf
3.49/5  rDev 0%
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.

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JWearda
2.83/5  rDev -18.9%
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?"

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2.25/5  rDev -35.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of scratch69
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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2.85/5  rDev -18.3%
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.

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of rangerred
3.24/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a dark straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured sweet pale malts and a slight grassy hop.

The taste consisted of the same sweet malts, cut by a light herbalness. Overly sweet in my estimation.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

Overall a decent lager. A bit too sweet for me.

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Schlafly Summer Lager from The Schlafly Tap Room
80 out of 100 based on 303 ratings.