Schlafly Summer Lager | The Schlafly Tap Room

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382 Ratings
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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:
382
Reviews:
107
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
12.92%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
67
For Trade:
0
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2/5  rDev -43.8%

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2/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The skim milk of lagers!

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2.22/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Nice clean taste good beer

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2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

Photo of hotstuff
2.4/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

When poured into my glass, the head was small sized and white with fine-large bubbles that quickly dissipated.The body was carbonated and clear with a golden hue.The nose was malty and somewhat skunky.It had a bitter flavor that left an aftertaste.The mouthfeel was tingly, smooth, thin textured, watery and medium bodied.There was virtually no lacing with this beer.

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of TheSarge
2.52/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Two fingers of bright white head, a hazy pale gold color.

The aroma is of faint lemon, corn husk, and metallic characteristics.

Slight cereal grain and tbat's about it.

Overall this was a dissapointing beer. Back to the drawing board for this one.

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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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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.76/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Wheelinb
2.78/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This looks like a pretty typical lager. Light amber/yellow color. Not a lot of body or head. I always expect a salty flavor from a helles but this one is particularly mild. It's a good beer for a hot summer day but there is no need to go out of your way to try Schlafly's, which is a a shame because they typically do a great job.

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2.83/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

S - Poured into a pint glass from a bottle

A - Poured a golden yellow with just over one finger of bright white head.

S - Faint lemon and very little else.

T - A bitter lemony cereal taste, and that's about it.

O - Overall not to my liking, but it was fresh. Wasn't what I was expecting from a summer style brew. It made me want to snack on peanuts or have a pizza. Don't get me wrong, I would have another, however I think I would first ask, "What else ya got?"

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Schlafly Summer Lager from The Schlafly Tap Room
3.56 out of 5 based on 382 ratings.
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