Schlafly Summer Lager | The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly Summer LagerSchlafly Summer Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States
schlafly.com

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Helles-Style Summer Lager is a bright, golden beer, perfect for summertime. The malts we use impart a wonderful, fresh grain character, reminiscent of European lagers. The German Noble hop, Mittelfrüh, lends a mild lemony, spicy flavor.

The German word “Helles” translates as “light” and “Lager” means “to store”. This beer style emerged in Germany through the Spaten Brewery’s marriage of British, Bohemian and German brewing techniques. This style is an integral part of brewing history and a predecessor of the straw-colored, light-bodied beers which are the most widely consumed beers in the world today. The lager yeast ferments the beer more slowly and at lower temperatures; it is then stored for maturation. This results in a beer which is more smooth and drinkable. Today, many American craft brewers offer this style as a maltier and hoppier alternative to American light lagers.

17 IBU

Added by Vancer on 04-14-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
381
Reviews:
107
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
12.92%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
67
For Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of D1noB
2.73/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A deep grainy beer that hits, lingers and fades. Not a great beer below average.

Taste Rating in Words: It's mowing a yard that is overgrown on a beautiful day.

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Photo of Wiscosrw
4.15/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jason
3.61/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

The lacing puts on a show, leaving traces of head down the glass. Clean nose with bread grain and herbal hops that lend a spicy and almost lemony aroma. Just enough crispness for the style, smooth and lighter bodied. There is some cooked veg flavor, herbal hop, and some bitterness. Clean for the most part, on the dry side, and relatively drinkable. Good drinking, not a bad stab at the style.

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Photo of mrfrancis
3.19/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of En29356
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MizzouBrew
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Timtac
3.04/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of scootercrabb
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Walnut
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FBarber
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On draft - a "helles style lager"

Pours a hazy opaque golden wheat color. Thin white head dissipates leaving a white film on the beer with tons of sticky lacing. Head retention isn't great.

Smell has a grainy aroma with some corn notes and is noticeably sweet on the nose. Touch of white bread on the nose

Taste follows the nose with a sweet flavor array of grain, bread, and corn as the beer warms. Sweetness throughout reminiscent of honey - in other words it doesn't taste like an artificial sugary sweetness - more of a mild honey sweetness. Touch of a mild hoppy finish dries out the sweetness and leaves a lingering malty flavor.

Feel is pretty light and crisp. Easily drinkable. Medium carbonation. Dryish finish.

Overall a solid helles style lager. I didn't think the hops were as crisp or "bright" as I'd expect for a helles, but it's still a solid offering.

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Photo of tykechandler
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of guzzleacoldone
4.07/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mojohawk21
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of travis875
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of seanote
3.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Badger311
4.2/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MJ64
3.94/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LuckyJohn
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zuidman
3.39/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mscarpen
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

At 4.5% ABV, this summertime beer is light, refreshing, and highly seasonable. Pouring a golden yellow and with light carbonation, the nose of the beer yields mild spice notes of the German Noble hops, Mittelfrüh. On the tongue, low body with a mild sweetness and wispy lemon notes fades to a clean mellow finish.

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Photo of Harrison8
3.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a frosty golden-yellow. Head is white, and medium-thin. Retention is moderate, with a little lacing left behind. Aroma is of banana, lemon, and cloves. Taste is very lemon with banana and cloves. Feel is thin, and a bit watery. Overall, it's a good beer for a summer day. Especially one that can be gulped to cool off.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.02/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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Schlafly Summer Lager from The Schlafly Tap Room
3.56 out of 5 based on 381 ratings.
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