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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 381 |  Reviews: 107
Photo of needMIbeer
3.96/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Dravin
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle inot a Sam Adam's Perfect Pint glass. Bottled on date of 02/04/2016.

A nice couple fingers of head atop pale straw beer. It's got the nice bready malt, herbal hops, and even a touch of lemon notes in there I expect from the style, and the nice clean restrained bitterness is spot on. It's crisp, clean, light and refreshing, everything that Helles should aspire to be.

It's a fine helles and being able to get it nice and fresh with minimal hassle, compared to German imports, is nice. It's a great clean summer beer, my only complaint is it lacks some of the depth and complexity of malt flavors I've experienced in the best of the German imports. So a solid beer, but not amazing.

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Photo of Amstaffs
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkermitj
3.34/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andycorns13
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Clear, golden-yellow in color, capped with a white head. The aroma is clean...lightly malty, bready, with German hop aromas. Slightly citric in flavor (lemon) and a bit sweet. Clean finish. This is a nice lager.

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Photo of tem3175
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigmorris74
4.26/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A great example of American "summer lagers". This is an incredibly refreshing lager-a great beer for introducing macro drinkers to more flavorful brews. This is what the other brewery in St. Louis' flagship product should taste like.

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Photo of craigbelly
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

12 oz bottle from TN.
Clear, yellow fizzy beer although there was a small amount of sediment clinging to the bottom of the bottle. The head is durable and leaves decent lacing.

Aroma: citrus and grassy hops with some floral and bready notes. Strong for style.

Flavor: lemony and grassy hops with baked bread and some floral notes. Mildly bitter overall.

Feel: light+ body with medium-high carbonation.

O: refreshing and recommended for style.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Leadkryptonite
4.76/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StL_Rob
4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of foundersfan1
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dank203
3.86/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of McHenry
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Sandlin73
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Extol
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - light straw color yellow. Smell - grassy goodness. Taste - tastes like a nice German pils. Overall - solid. Would buy again.

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Photo of muddyh2oblues
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a bottle poured into a pilsner glass. Nice fluffy white head and a steady stream of bubbles cascading up from the bottom of the glass for the whole session. Head slowly dissipates to a white film that lasts until the last drop. Nice balance between the malts and lemony hops. Easy to drink and quite sessionable @ 4.5% abv. Could easily drink more than a few of these on a nice, hot summer day.

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Photo of Thirstygoat
3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

See through clear with a pillowy head that fades quickly.

Not much aroma, dab of grain trace of hops

breadlike grain taste but mostly just liquid refreshment

This I could drink a few of, potential lawnmower beer

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Photo of TheSSG
3.57/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a soft, soapy white head that laces lightly as the head collapses. Biscuits and floral hops in the nose. Crystal clear, golden color. It starts with a grainy, floral hoppiness that is quite dry. This lingers with a low bitterness. Then there is a nice welling of biscuit maltiness that melds with the lingering hops into the finish, which is a pleasant, graininess with a touch of floral hops on top of the malt.

This is pretty nice. A simple, pleasant helles. The hopping is quite lovely, though I'd like to see a touch more maltiness.

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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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