Continental Lager | Church Street Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Church Street Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
churchstreetbrew.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TMoney2591 on 12-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
44
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
13.99%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Photo of mthomp081
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Isoruku
2.25/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Wow. Another boring lager-that-isn't-actually-a-lager. (Oh, and apparently, it's a Pilsner. This information is nowhere to be found on the label.) Tastes like an ale that was opened and left out at room temperature for several days. Utterly boring and not worth your hard-earned money.

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Photo of Azpittil57
3.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DrMullet
3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear light golden yellow.
Smell is a slightly sweet malt with a hint of hops.
Taste is sweet grasses and faintly floral.
Aftertaste is a little on the sweet side.

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Photo of bwood06
3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Being one of Church Street's mainstays, I felt the need to try this during a recent beer and food dinner at Church Street's brewery & tasting room. This beer pours a clear copper color with moderate carbonation easily visible. A thin white head dissipates quickly to a thin lacing that is retained. 3.75/5 The aroma is quite sweet and is very interesting with notes of caramel, sourdough bread, dates and apple cider. For a lager, this is a quite complex aroma with interesting notes. Considering the type and amount food that we had at the table, I doubt that the food was interfering with my nose this evening. 3.75/5 The flavor is once again somewhat sweet with light caramel, dates, wheat bread, and apple cider leading the way. I finally get the hops with notes of grass and an herbal undertone that come through on the back end of the flavor. There is a light bitterness but it does not linger on the palate. 3.75/5 As with Church Street's other lagers, this one comes across quite creamy and coating, but not syrupy. A light body and light carbonation tickle are featured with a light drying that does not linger. 4/5 This is one of the more interesting lagers that I have had recently and I quite enjoyed it. Not your typical lager here in the States, but good nonetheless. 3.75/5

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Photo of tazzman
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ffshore545
3.59/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of YourFavoriteMaleNurse
4.16/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I've never encountered Church street before. I would say this was a pleasant introduction. Pours a light amber color with a moderate head. Full of malty, hoppy, yeasty flavor. The on-bottle description markets Continental Lager as a Pilsner, however, I fear that either this is mislabeled, or the brewers sought to achieve something different. It almost feels as though too much flavor is packed into too thin a body; the Pilsner vessel is too weak to adequately support such a flavorful profile. Definitely enjoyable, but something to combine the full body of flavors was missing.

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Photo of zotzot
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bear1964
4.3/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scotorum
3.92/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

First up from the latest beer club shipment. We don't get this brewery's products in my state.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Unibroue Blanche de Chambly stemmed pilsner.

a: Clear gold with a two inch thick white head which receded to even surface foam and spotty lacing.

s: Light biscuit.

t: Bread/biscuit up front with a mild hop bite. Dry finish.

m: Medium, good body and carbonation tingle.

o: A substantial-feeling lager, yet easy drinking and pleasant.

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Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.66/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Severito
3.2/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NateMac13
3.88/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gotek
3.49/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kevman1025
3.2/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of dexterk1
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of bgilde
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of samsbinky
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of oso
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of BeerOps
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of jklecko2
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of matjack85
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of brandoman63
3.5/5  rDev +2%

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Continental Lager from Church Street Brewing Company
3.43 out of 5 based on 44 ratings.
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