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Schlafly Summer Lager - The Schlafly Tap Room

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260 Ratings
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Ratings: 260
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 5
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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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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spants

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

04-02-2013 00:20:57 | More by spants
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cosmonick

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

03-27-2013 02:04:48 | More by cosmonick
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Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

03-24-2013 23:19:35 | More by Jamison85
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bismarksays

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

02-25-2013 09:43:00 | More by bismarksays
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freewill35

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

02-09-2013 02:14:44 | More by freewill35
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richeddi

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

01-29-2013 17:46:34 | More by richeddi
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Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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jmccullough108

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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TheArmadillo


3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

01-05-2013 23:39:45 | More by TheArmadillo
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lefty

Illinois

3/5  rDev -14.5%

12-30-2012 04:19:39 | More by lefty
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

12-27-2012 01:49:00 | More by t0rin0
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gratefuld

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

12-10-2012 01:15:45 | More by gratefuld
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jharris0624

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

11-13-2012 06:52:10 | More by jharris0624
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fallopia

Indiana

3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I poured a 12 ounce bottle into a lager glass. Born on date was March 2012, tasted in November.

A: Clear, straw yellow color with a thin, white head that dissipates quickly.

S: Crisp aroma with hints of grass and melon

T: Mild with a refreshing grassy taste that a short aftertaste. Moderate hops for a lager-style beer. There is a slight mustiness that may be related to age.

M: Light-bodied with very little finish.

Overall, this was a more refreshing, crisp, hoppy beer than I expected. The quick finish left something to be desired, but an easy-drinking summer cold beer as the name suggests.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2012 00:08:01 | More by fallopia
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Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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woodencardboard


3/5  rDev -14.5%

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DNofBN

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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poodog

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

10-24-2012 15:11:44 | More by poodog
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

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stephensinner

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

10-17-2012 00:10:57 | More by stephensinner
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Satan70

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -14.5%

09-13-2012 05:17:49 | More by Satan70
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leinie13

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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roadies


4.75/5  rDev +35.3%

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BedetheVenerable

Missouri

3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12oz brown pop top, simple Schlafly label. "Bottled with love" on 6/18/12. Into a tulip pint.

Appearance: Bright medium gold beer with a stark white cap with decent retention. Medium to medium-high, steady carbonation. Nice looking beer.

Smell: Cold, this smells like it might include adjuncts (corn), but the website says it's all malt (American 2-row, European Pils, and Carapils). As it warms, you get some pleasant (if light) grainy malt and a bit of floral Noble hop aroma. Light and delicate, but pleasant.

Taste: Light grainy malt and floral, fruity hops. Delicate, if firm, crisp hop bitterness on the finish. Somewhere between a bit richer German helles lager and a 'premium' American macro-lager. Light flavor, but pleasant, delicate flavors, unlike the macros, and certainly with a bit more hop presence.

Mouthfeel: Light, crisp, almost snappy.

Overall: Nice, light, easy-going thirst-quencher for your summer. Also, this may be the ideal 'pizza' beer for discerning beer drinkers. I'll definitely pick up a sixer or two of this next summer as well.

84 B

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2012 02:19:03 | More by BedetheVenerable
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MrBarbecue


3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

08-21-2012 20:53:57 | More by MrBarbecue
Schlafly Summer Lager from The Schlafly Tap Room
80 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.