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Schlafly Summer Lager - The Schlafly Tap Room

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285 Ratings
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Ratings: 285
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 13.14%
Wants: 5
Gots: 17 | 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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Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a mug from a 12oz can.

Pours a pale clear golden color with a nice 0.5 inch head that is nice and white and pretty active. It recedes at a quick pace.

Aroma of earthy grains and freshly baked bread. Pretty light and straight forward. Almost no hops at all. This is gonna be refreshing.

Taste is pretty straight forward. Grainy and bready. Earthy notes and not much else. Still a good craft brew from a local brewery for a hot day.

Light mouthfeel and crispness.

JoEBoBpr, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of StevieDavie
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

StevieDavie, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of fresham
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

fresham, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of ahq514
3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into shaker pint glass.

Pours a light golden color that is transparent enough to read through. Has a fluffy, white head (about a fingers worth). Appears to have a good amount of carbonation. Skids of lacing.

Aroma is mainly of lightly buttered, biscuity malt with only a hint of earthy, floral hops in the background.

Very similar to aroma. Has good lightly toasted, biscuity malt. Very light floral hops in the background. Some elements of straw in there too.

Light body, high drinkability, and moderate carbonation.

There's not a whole lot to say about the beer, but it is a good, lighter beer that you could easily put a few back and still feel alright. Will probably enjoy this beer a few times throughout the summer.

ahq514, Mar 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

dav, Mar 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Packman4IL, Mar 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Beezee, Mar 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

JimSwinson, Feb 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Arherring, Feb 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Kahlerbock, Jan 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

rxthree, Dec 29, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

ajs4bd, Dec 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

murf1087, Dec 12, 2011
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

poogas, Dec 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

ROGUE16, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

drn, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +42.9%

Another6Pack, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

lh012717, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

seth72104, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

a nice twist on the standard summer beers out there, this is an extremely light lager, but it is more than that. pours a profoundly clear thin yellow color, schockingly light, but with a refreshing and excited head. nose is german malts all the way, with a hint of summer aromatics, cut grass, and dandellions. the flavor is way bigger than the appearance, and the munich malts are center stage. light body means high drinkability, but in a helles i need more body, too thin even for a summer brew. a not boring summer beer though. round it out with a bit more body next year and itd be a real winner.

StonedTrippin, Nov 07, 2011
Photo of mikesgroove
4.22/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ligh tgolden color comes through right away. Really tight head of white that sits on top for what seems like forever but then suddenly dropped off leaving it all bare.

Nice touches of light bready malts, caramel, light grasses and a well rounded and nicely done hop profile. Warming brings out cereal grains, touches of light grass and a well carbonated and easily maintained profile

mikesgroove, Sep 26, 2011
Photo of wnh
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pilsner glass. Bottled with love on 07.12.2011.

Pours a thinnish, watery golden straw with plenty of action. One finger of foamy white head that quickly diminishes to a light film covering the surface.

Subtle and clean on the nose, with aromas of lightly toasted grain, hay, a hint of lemon, and just a touch of cracked pepper. A bit of mild but sweet honey rounds things out.

Malty and sweet on the palate, tempered on the tail end by crisp hops. Flavors of buttered toasted multigrain bread, clover honey, grass/hay, and maybe a hint of candied lemons. Little bit of acidity on the finish.

Light bodied, rounded and supple and soft. Crisp and refreshing on the palate with a short finish. Solid and easy to drink. I'd have no qualms drinking multiples if this was my only option for a hot summer afternoon. There's nothing fancy here, but for a summertime lager I'm quite impressed.

wnh, Aug 26, 2011
Photo of GossageBrewery
3.08/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured this Helles Lager from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. This Helles poured a golden hazy straw color. It produced a average white head, it has poor retention and there was a average amount of lacing left on the glass. The aroma consists of a slight hint of grain, and hints of citrus hops. The taste of the Helles Lager is light in body, some mildly toasted malted grain, slightly sour citrus hops in the finish. Overall the beer is very smooth, drinkable. Excellent session beer/lawn mower beer. Good intro into craft beer.

GossageBrewery, Aug 25, 2011
Photo of omahawk
3.35/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap in St Louis. Pours light, low to moderate carbonation and very little head. No detectable hop aroma. Great pilsener taste, somewhat light on the mouthfeel - wondering if there's a little adjunct in here? More malt backbone and this would be really good. As it is, it's still an enjoyable Helles. Would definitely buy again.

omahawk, Aug 16, 2011
Photo of JednoPivoProsim
3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 fluid oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottled With Love on 03 16 2011.

Appearance: Pours a hazy yellow golden body with a decent head that recedes slowly.

Smell: A little too grainy/rusty-smelling for my taste. Smells...industrial?

Taste: Does a little better in the taste department, but again, I get this industrial vibe. I would describe the taste as grainy, as opposed to malty (nor hoppy).

Mouthfeel: Mouthfeel is fine and it is certainly refreshing. Appropriately thick body and decent carbonation.

Overall: I have been on a Helles style kick lately and this one just does not stack up to the more local (Pennsylvania) offerings.

JednoPivoProsim, Aug 11, 2011
Schlafly Summer Lager from The Schlafly Tap Room
80 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.