Schlafly Pilsner - The Schlafly Tap Room
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4.15/5 rDev +11.9%
Bottled 1-5-10, pretty fresh
Bright and golden with a white head.
Aroma has some nice peppery hops, a certain lemony/grassy quality that reminds me of white wine (maybe reisling).
Some lemon and honey in the taste, a fairly generous saaz hop flavor. I'm again reminded of white wine minus the acidity, and i'm ok with that.
After drinking Noble Pils serveral times and going back to this one, the Schlafly actually held up pretty well. Good Pils.
02-04-2010 00:28:21 | More by brownbeer
4/5 rDev +7.8%
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine June 2007.
One thing's for sure: There aren't enough craft-brewed Pilsners in the US right now. Unfortunately, many brewers look upon Lagers as a burden on profits compared to quicker-fermented Ales.
Stunningly clear golden hue with numerous bubbles that form a prim and dapper white head. No retention problems here, as the head clutches to the glass. It boasts a complex hop aroma: fruity, fresh-cut flowers; a bit grassy, with a biscuit dough malt nose to boot. Crispness is first to strike with a pleasing smoothness and a light and tight body. Sturdy layer of pale maltiness meets a balancing hop character that holds a semi-sharp and spicy bitterness, as well as a lingering herbal and grape skin flavor. Ends with a dry, clean graininess and some faint bitterness.
All in all, a superb Pilsner, fresh and clean all over. The balance is there without a doubt; and a modest level of alcohol is great, considering how drinkable it is. What could go better with this than grilled brats, kraut and baked beans?
09-27-2010 18:52:43 | More by BeerAdvocate
4/5 rDev +7.8%
On tap at the St Louis Taproom location. Arrives a clear light golden body topped by a small white head. Some creamy lacing is left on the glass. Aroma of peppery and earthy hops with a floral component. Light medium body is well carbonated. Taste is dry and crisp, biscuity malts providing an understated sweetness to support the dominant earthy and floral hop bitterness. Very nicely done. This one is quite sessionable.
01-14-2008 13:57:23 | More by merlin48
3.05/5 rDev -17.8%
12oz. amber bottle with a born-on date of 13-Apr-04. Cheers to TwelveVoltMan for this one.
Poured a boisterous and billowing clear yellow in color. White, sticky head is all over the place and makes a nice patchwork quilt on the glass. Aromas are definitely on the sweet side. Slight scents of hoppyness. Flavor was really different. I swear I taste...asparagus. Yep. Asparagus. Not something one looks for in a beer. Malty sweet after the asparagus goes away. Finishes with a snappy briskness that dries out the palate. Nothing too spectacular with this one.
07-31-2004 02:31:58 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
3/5 rDev -19.1%
Pale straw colored, good carbonation, no head, just fizzy yellow beer. No aroma.
Taste, almost no taste, very subtle, lots of water. Minimal noble hops maybe. Very little. Lots of bubbles, doesn't evolve or denigrate, just a beer that is light all the way around. Couldn't differentiate between this pilsner and a light beer.
08-06-2010 18:00:53 | More by Beerandraiderfan
4.1/5 rDev +10.5%
Light golden color with a frothy white head.
Smells of biscuits and a floral scent.
Tastes of bread and mild floral hops that blend smoothly.
Refreshing and crisp, very light feel.
My friend got one of their three gallon kegs (you can get one in any of their styles) and I had about for or five pints, easy to drink and quite refreshing.
04-06-2008 05:05:07 | More by MOShepp
2.93/5 rDev -21%
A - This one is a clear light-peach hue with a small cap of white foam. A decent amount o lace is left on the glass. Nothing special about this one's looks. Rather bland actually.
S - Crisp crusty baguette notes with a tinge of salt and butter.
T - This is really hoppy for the style, and not in the right way. This tastes more like an APA than a German pils. The hops are more citrusy and sweet than crisp and spicy like they should be.
M - Light bodied, slightly acrid on the finish, and highly carbonated.
D - This is probably my least favorite brew from a brewer that I normally hold in very high regard. Oh well not everyone is at the top of their game all of the time! It's not terrible, it's just not as good as I expected from a brewery that specializes in all things German.
02-09-2009 05:33:10 | More by pmcadamis
3.78/5 rDev +1.9%
Pours a nice pale golden with a good white head and some retention.
Aroma is fresh, malty and sweet.
Flavor is surprisingly crisp, with a definite hop bitterness. I expected an overly-malted adjunct-style lager, but this one impressed me. A refreshing and delicious lighter beer, and one of the best non-German pilsners I've had in some time. Refreshing!
03-30-2011 20:54:39 | More by secondtooth
3.1/5 rDev -16.4%
Standard Pilsner....give it to me baby!!! Schlafly didnt get crazy with this beer....nor did it have to! Golden clear color, thin white foam head. Not much to smell. Light lemon flare gives this pilsner a nice taste. SESSION!?!?!? No Questions...give it to me all night long!!!!
01-30-2011 19:28:58 | More by WoodBrew
4.43/5 rDev +19.4%
this is not really the actual pilsner but a side beer called "Lil Yella Pils" or something like that. its the pilsner, only hoppy. now... lets review! seeing that there is already a lil yellow pils from oskar blues.... i will just toss it here.
pour is quite clear light yellow with a slight copper hue. fluffy white head, nice retention.
very floral on the nose, me thinks its amarillo hops
up front are the hops, light and fruity with a touch saaz. a little bit of tangerine and apricot. malts kick in and finish this off with a very bread like tone.
very light and clean but enough body to make this very easy to drink
this is one of the easiest drinking pilsners i have ever had. the hops are perfect and there but not overpowering. this is light and most likely has a lower ABV. i plan on killing this growler fairly quickly and i will enjoy the hell out of it.
12-12-2009 02:23:05 | More by hooliganlife
3.5/5 rDev -5.7%
Ordered a pint on draught at the St. Louis Brewery Tap Room
Aroma: Light grain husk aroma with very light, but noticeable grassiness from hops. Very slight corn/vegetal note.
Appearance: Bartender's careful pour resulted in half-finger head, which quickly reduced to a thin circle of foam around the inside of the glass. Yellow-to-gold body with a faint chill haze.
Flavor: Grain husk, herbal hop, strangely noticeable alcohol note, followed by a dry hop bitterness that hangs around a little while. Very low on sweetness-- tends more toward dry graininess and hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Crisp carbonation, light-to-medium body. Slightly drying.
Drinkability: Pretty sessionable, with no significant flaws. I tend to like pilsners that showcase more noble hop aroma, or a touch of sweetness from the malt, though, and this one is a little bit lacking in substance. I think it leans more toward being an American pilsner with it's grainy aroma & flavor. Give it a try, though!
03-26-2011 18:48:37 | More by mdvatab
3.58/5 rDev -3.5%
Pours a chill-hazed & effervescent straw color with 1 finger of beige head. Average head retention & lacing
T: Grainy, bready, plus grassy hops up front. Some fruity notes, plus lemony hops as this warms. Finishes dry with citric hops
MF: Medium bodied with medium carbonation 7 pretty good balance
Easy, drinker not a bad Pils, more malt depth & or hops would've helped the cause
01-14-2009 06:01:19 | More by russpowell
3.48/5 rDev -6.2%
Bottle with love on Jan 04 2005
Clear, gold in hue, it is on the pale side of things, there is a steady stream of animation that lazily dances to the fluffy white head. At the apex the foam reached about two fingers in height. The head retention was excellent and the subsequent lacing was webby, clumpy and widespread. Overall, this beer looks fairly normal but there is nothing wrong with that. The nose really lacks in potency, it says something to the effect of, Im a Pils. There is a rounded breadiness and soft spicy, herbal hops with a kiss of lemon & lime. Saaz? It is a shame it is not more articulate. I cant call in inviting; lethargic is a more fitting description. The palate really isnt much better then the nose. Sure it is tasty but it is too weak. The best micro Pils Ive had was New Glarus Edel-Pils. There was some assertiveness to that beer, not so much with this one. Minimal bitterness, the hop flavors are herbal, rounded with kisses of spiciness. Too bad it is far to weak to be relevant. The malt offers itself in a bready, lightly toasty fashion. Again the flavors are too subtle to make a point. This is a facsimile of a good Pils. What a shame. This is a drinker, not a thinker. Give me this beer and a cold cut sandwich and Im good to go. About medium in body, moderately low carbonation, very fitting for the flavor profile. The mouthfeel is pleasant. It is easy to drink but its not tasty enough for me to really care. I dont see the need to drink the one again. This was purchased at the Tap Room as part of a mixed six-pack.
03-11-2005 23:05:47 | More by bditty187
3.88/5 rDev +4.6%
Other than the Victory Prima Pils, this is the best of its style that i've tried in six months. Very crisp and clean, easy to drink all day, and nice appearance. Golden colored with a nice balance of malt and hops. After a few disappointing ones form Schlafly, this one hits the spot.
07-25-2005 02:07:40 | More by Backer2004
3.9/5 rDev +5.1%
Golden body absolutely illuminates the glass with its sharp color and clarity. Nice, white head sits on top and takes a long time to go away, preferring instead to stick to the sides of the glass and leave its mark. Great balance in the scent. The dry-hopped character is obvious, with the noble hops standing out to give it a grassy character. Bread and floral scents come along for the ride, but so does a slight funk, which is the second straight Schlafly brew I've experienced this from.
Refreshing and crisp are the first two words that come to mind. The flavor is easy to get used to. Great balance in the sprucy hops and biscuits malts, with the trademark pilsner flavor attacking all around the tongue. Light body with a tingly carbonation round off what is just, frankly, a well-made brew.
Overall//notes - Pilsners have been growing on me over the last few months. This and Polestar both have made me re-evaluate my mum opinion on them, and with the weather consistently hitting the 90s, might I say that my adjustment is right on time! Very good pilsner that'd be great for a barbeque.
06-08-2011 03:05:52 | More by bbkd3b
3.98/5 rDev +7.3%
Slightly cloudy gold hue, thin head, but sheets of lacing throughout the glass, and noticeable the next morning holding tightly to the glass! A nice aroma of hops, as well as some fresh fruit on the nose. Crisp, noble hops noted up front, very smooth, quite clean and oh-so-refreshing! The hops dominated palate is coupled with a decent malty backbone, some fresh fruit also noticeable on the palate. Just a bit dry and at the same time some bitterness. The ideal session, any-time, any-place brew - a superior pils!
04-11-2004 01:32:23 | More by GeoffRizzo
4.03/5 rDev +8.6%
Poured from 12oz bottle.
A- Pours a very pale golden straw yellow. Two finger white head shows great retention. Ring style lacing on the sides of the glass.
S- A grainy sweetness in the front goes far into the background when the grassy and noble hops come onto the scene. A nice balance to be honest between the two aromas.
T- Noble hops come in the front and last until pretty much the very end. Light sweet malts in the middle shine with a little grainy flavor as well. Ending of the beer is light sweet alcohol with more of the noble hops. The yeast they use comes out at the very end I thought and showed itself for a second before dying down.
M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation is a little high for the style I thought. Noble hops with some light malts left on the palate. Sweet alcohol, noble hops, and grains left in the aftertaste. Flavors were crisp and clean helping to the well balance overall mouthfeel and flavor. No off flavors at all. Light drying on the palate from the alcohol.
D- This beer is good. Damn good. I was very surprised with this one as not only is it flavorful but the ABV is so low you can drink it all night long. Schlafly made a great tasting and drinking beer with this one.
01-20-2011 23:28:53 | More by alleykatking
2.73/5 rDev -26.4%
This beer had a medium sized white head when it was poured with fine-large sized bubbles that was mostly diminishing.The body was clear with a golden hue.The nose was moderately malty and hoppy with a moderate bitter flavor that left a lingering aftertaste.The mouthfeel was tingly, smooth, watery and medium bodied.This beer had good lacing.
11-04-2003 00:51:09 | More by hotstuff
3.6/5 rDev -3%
12 ounce bottle served in a Sam Adams BL glass. Bottled on 9/26/2006, I didn't notice that until after I bought it. Luckily it was just a single bottle I picked up. It pours a hazy gold color with an inch white head. Lacing and head retention are both OK. It smells like honey, lemon and some herbal hops. It tastes pretty much the same way it smells, except there's also some bread/grain noticable in the taste too. Slight bitter/acidic aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium, with there being a good bit of carbonation in the beer. Drinkability is good, it's nice and crisp. Overall I think it's a pretty decent beer, next time I'll have to try it when it's much fresher.
11-03-2007 01:27:15 | More by bluejacket74
Schlafly Pilsner from The Schlafly Tap Room
84 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.