Schlafly Summer Lager | The Schlafly Tap Room

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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
Ranking:
#41,939
Reviews:
107
Ratings:
384
pDev:
13.07%
Bros Score:
3.61
 
 
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Photo of rlee1390
3.67/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear yellow, not much carbonation, one finger head that doesn't last long.

S-Bread, toast, very malty, minimal grass.

T-Very sweet, bread notes dominate. Good balance not much bitterness. Grass and lemon notes come through a little more.

M-Light, nice carbonation, crisp and refreshing.

O-A decent summer beer, could use a better nose but it can hit the spot on a hot day.

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Photo of blingice
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of jewellrunner
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdmccarthy
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Cobrakaikid
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of ryanpj
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of gunclubchris
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Jeffy5050
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of TheBishopco
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of KenC
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of Punkyg0608
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Cubsfan1087
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of swgwilt
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of tjslovak77
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of sommersb
3.86/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 05-17-2012
Freshness: Bottled on 04-25-2012
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle
Glassware: Willi Becher
Purchased: 6-pack from Midtown, Nashville

A: Clear, bright golden color; lots of bubbles seen in the glass. Big rocky white head of 4+ fingers, showing good lacing and a very good amount of retention.

S: Clean, with a pilsner malt character, followed by spicy and grassy hops.

T: Nicely balanced between slight sweetness and a light amount of bitterness. Flavors also include some lemon citrus.

M: Crisp with medium carbonation and a light body. Finish is dry with lingering citrus notes.

O: Good and refreshing lager for the warm weather.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It has a wonder full deep golden colored body. There isn't much for bubbles or head. There is however a bit of tight lacing. It has an average lager aroma there is nothing that special about it. There are some grassy tones but that is about it. It has a grainy and light hops flavor. There is a bit of a corn tone to the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is light and easy to drink.

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Photo of gpogo
3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Clear straw yellow body with a small white head that quickly dissipates to a foam cap.

A- Light sweet malt aroma. Light earthy hops.

T- Light sweet malt, with a slight breadiness to it. Hops were very light a very faint bitterness towards the end. Sortof lemony.

M- Medium-light body and moderate-light carbonation. I think the carbonation could have been kicked up a notch.

D- A very enjoyable light beer for the horrid summers in Missouri.

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Photo of cousineddy
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of bluejacket74
3.8/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, bottled on 3/16/2012. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a clear light gold color with a half inch white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The brew smells like bready malt, grassy hops and light citrusy (lemon peel) hops. It tastes mostly like grainy/bready malt and some light grassy hops. It's light, crisp and refreshing with good carbonation. This would be really good on a hot summer day (as opposed to a rainy, mid 40 degree day like today is here). At $8.99 a six pack, I'd buy this again. I liked it.

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Photo of waffles
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Cris4545
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of ortie
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a mug from a 12oz can.

Pours a pale clear golden color with a nice 0.5 inch head that is nice and white and pretty active. It recedes at a quick pace.

Aroma of earthy grains and freshly baked bread. Pretty light and straight forward. Almost no hops at all. This is gonna be refreshing.

Taste is pretty straight forward. Grainy and bready. Earthy notes and not much else. Still a good craft brew from a local brewery for a hot day.

Light mouthfeel and crispness.

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Schlafly Summer Lager from The Schlafly Tap Room
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 384 ratings