Schlafly American Lager | The Schlafly Tap Room

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Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States

Style: American Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by MJR on 07-08-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by Vancer:
Photo of Vancer
3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very nice lite blond lager that poured clear and with a small white head. Citus was in both the smell and taste. It was creamy with a slight sweetness – lite to medium mouthfeel. Sampled several tastes from the wife’s glass as she had several pints. Good lager/corn flavor that would work well in the summer heat.

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Photo of hotstuff
2.86/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer had an average sized white head with fine-large sized bubbles when it was poured and it was mostly lasting.The body was uncarbonated and clear with a pale yellow hue.The nose was that of corn and the flavor was lightly bitter tasting.It had a smooth mouthfeel and it was semi-thin and watery in texture.It was light bodied and it had excellent lacing.

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Photo of MJR
3.37/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear, pale straw yellow with a thin, white head that fades to a small ring. Typical light lager appearance...

Smell: The aroma is mildly sweet, with a good dose of corn. Small bit of maltiness.

Taste: The corn flavor is present from beginning to end, as it starts a bit strong and slowly fades. Midway, a burst of freshly mown hay and a grainy maltiness help to make things more interesting. Very little hop bitterness, aroma, or flavor to speak of.

Mouthfeel: Thin in body, with a nice crisp and clean body. Finishes a bit dry.

Drinkability: Average... This isn't a style I much care for, though it is a well brewed beer. It's far better than it's mass-produced, watery competition. Simply put: Cap't Crunch in beer form.

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Photo of Ahhdball
3.66/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this at the Tap Room while visiting St. Louis. I meant to order the American Pale but no biggy.
A fantasticly clear beautifully gold pour with a slight cap on top leaving decent lacing.
Smelled a slight odor of corn and a little citrus but other than that this lager didn't disturb the olfactory.
Great taste. Nicely balanced. Crisp with slight malt but nothing overpowering. Maybe a bit of corn but clearly at the end and shortlived.
Smooth and a tad creamy leaving room in the mouth for more.

Another good offering from Saint Louis Brewing.

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Photo of ericwilson54
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A typical, but decent American Lager.

Poured clear and yellow with a one finger head that didn't last long but actually did lace the glass a bit. Pretty good for the style.

Smell is grainy and flowing stream or river like, perhaps like the Guadalupe in Texas. Not bad but not great, and not that strong on the smell.

A lightly bitter corn and grainy taste dominated. Not much else stood out. Again, not bad but not great.

the mouthfeel was ok, and within the style quite typical. It's hard to rate this one real high on this category, but I'll oblige for the style.

For American Lagers, the drinkability is slightly above average. For all beers, the drinkability would be low. So I'll rate it a 3.5 here. Would be quite pleasant on a hot summer's day, or perhaps when working on the go-cart in the garage in springtime.

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A solid lager by a solid brewer. Plenty of good looks to this little number as it comes with a nice golden body, white head and some lacing. The nose is straightfoward lager, but stronger than the typical macro brews. There is corn in the mix, but it's not objectionable in either aroma or taste. The feel is crisp, clean and lighter bodoed, but not so light as to feel thin or watery. A solid drinkable lager with nice balance.

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Photo of Jamison85
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of captainbearcat
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of Lotharsdad
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of brandoneverett
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of maxpower
3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear deep golden color with a nice white foamy head that doesn't last long , light earthy hay and corn aromas, nice balanced grainy flavor, light bodied with a crisp carbonated mouthfeel, finishes with a light corn sweetness, a great refreshing summer beer, very drinkable.

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Photo of LordChesterfield
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I think of this beer as the lager version of the schlafly's pale ale. I know I should take them as individuals, but they really are similar. This beer is definitely balsey for an American lager. It's highly hopped and flavorful. It pours a not so light yellow and is somewhat cloudy. I generally stay away from American lagers unless I want to be reminded of their lack of substance, but this beer really carries the day. For being Budweiser central, Missouri really has some great breweries. O'Fallon, Schlafly, and Boulevard all in one state. Bottoms up! Recommended.

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Schlafly American Lager from The Schlafly Tap Room
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 13 ratings