Continental Lager | Church Street Brewing Company

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Continental LagerContinental Lager

Brewed by:
Church Street Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TMoney2591 on 12-14-2012

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of bwood06
3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
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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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of mfnmbvp
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Acquired this bottle as part of a mixed six pack at the local beer store. Another lager from Church Street Brewing. I have higher hopes for this one, because I wasn't a big fan of the other one. My bottle lists a 5.30% abv, instead of the 5.70% abv listed on BeerAdvocate.

Poured into a Lagunitas mason jar.

A - Pours a nice bright golden yellow colored body with three big fingers of sticky fluffy white foam for a head. Nice clarity with just a bit of yeast sediment. Looks very nice.

S - Smell is of floral and grassy hops, husky graininess, some honeyed biscuit malts, and some musty yeast funk. Smells nice, I can't wait to try it. There is actually quite a lot of funk present, as the beer begins to really open itself up.

T - Taste is of crisp pilsner malt, grain, corn, husk, some grassy / floral hops, fruity lemongrass, a hint of coiny metallics, and lots of funky yeast, almost brett like. There is actually quite a lot of funk going on here at times, but other times it's more tame and held back.

M - Feel is crisp, clean, light, and refreshing. Mild earthy hop bitterness / bready malt aftertaste.

Overall, a very nice lager. I'm not sure why my bottle was so yeasty at times, but it was quite nice. I don't know if this beer is bottle conditioned or not, but there was a very thin layer of sediment left behind in the bottle, also. Light, crisp, and refreshing. This would be a good go to lager for the summertime.

Church Street Brewing Continental Lager ---4/5.

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3.2/5  rDev -10.1%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Azpittil57
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.66/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TMoney2591
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Sam Adams shaker pint glass at the Beer Market in Lincolnshire.

Finally getting a chance to try out this new local brewery's offerings. Right on. This stuff pours a clear pale straw topped by a finger of lightly cream-white foam. The nose comprises grass, flowers, and some very light biscuit in the background. The taste brings in more of the same, with the noble hop-like grassy-ness really shining well. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a crisp, dry finish. Overall, a very nice lager, one that seems to proudly showcase its hopping without going too far with it. Not bad at all.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of YourFavoriteMaleNurse
4.16/5  rDev +16.9%
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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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of ffshore545
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrMullet
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
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 Bear1964
4.3/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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