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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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 11
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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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%

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%

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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%

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4.04/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a clear gold color. Two inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of pale malt, wheat, citrus hops, hint of sweet malt, hint of alcohol, and slight floral hops. Fits the style of a German Pilsener. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with a high carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight pale malt, hint of caramel malt, slight wheat, yeast, slight citrus hops, and slight floral hops. Overall, good blend, body, complexity, but overly carbonated.

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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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2.25/5  rDev -36.8%
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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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%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Continental Lager from Church Street Brewing Company
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