Schlafly Summer Lager | The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly Summer LagerSchlafly Summer Lager

Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States

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

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Ratings: 383 |  Reviews: 107
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.42/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Straw yellow in color with lively carbonation. Just a bit of foam on top. Pale malt in the aroma. The mouthfeel is pretty crisp and smooth. The taste is pretty refreshing and simple. Just a hint of corn and almost like a bit of grapefruit. Pretty satisfying as a refresher.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle born on 06/09/2013

Appearance: golden, hazy, frothy, white foam.
Aroma: hay, nuts, grass, leaves.
Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter.
Palate: medium body, creamy, fizzy, long finish.
Overall: good summer beer that I would share with anyone.

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JWearda
2.83/5  rDev -19.6%
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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2.25/5  rDev -36.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I poured a bottle into a pilsener glass.

Appearance- Golden yellow with two fingers worth of white foamy head. Light amount of lacing.

Smell- Grain and malt aroma.

Taste- Biscuity malt flavor with some grassy hops and a hint of lemon-like citrus after the swallow.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with an average amount of carbonation.

Overall- A good summer beer. Easy to drink and refreshing on a hot summer day.

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2.85/5  rDev -19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Draft, half finger head

Appearance: straw golden yellow, high carbonation

Smells: wet grain, grassy, lemons

Taste: biscuits, graham crackers, fiber wafers

mouthfeel: watery

Overall, I'd choose Konig Pilsner or Pilsner Urquell when I want a lager. I'd probably never have this again.

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Schlafly Summer Lager from The Schlafly Tap Room
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 383 ratings