Schlafly Summer Lager | The Schlafly Tap Room

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81
good
382 Ratings
THE BROS
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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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 382 |  Reviews: 107
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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Photo of spycow
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kubrickx
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BrunEngr
3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.66/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Viperman1316
3.66/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sara24
4.17/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Lovely look for a lager. Light feel. A six pack could go down real easy on a hot Missouri day.

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Photo of Tbone2131
3.24/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nurt20
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Korbynlehr
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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Photo of UPMD_Bill
3.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drank straight from bottle. Biscuity malt, a little bit of spice, slight hint of citrus, and clean finish. I have a hard time finding things to say with light styles like this where the differences are more subtle, so "clean" is my biggest compliment. It went down quickly with no obvious flaws or off notes.

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Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of shauun176
3.21/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IrishGreen
4.01/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kycparker
5/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great seasonal brew with tons of flavor.

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

Photo of schematix
3.87/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Just because you don't like a particular beer style doesn't mean it sucks. This happens to be lighter style and I think its a fine execution of such. Don't give it poor ratings because you don't like the style.

A: Appears to be bottle conditioned. First pour was crystal clear, second was hazy. I like my commercial beer crystal clear. Sorry.

S: Yeast and malt.

T: The label description is spot on with this beer. Outstanding sweet grain flavor without being cloying or bland. Lemony hop flavor.

M: Moderate silky carbonaton on the tongue. Goes down easy, really easy.

O: A fine beer for a hot day or just warming up for an evening of consumption. I think its really well balanced, crisp and refreshing. I'm really digging the sweet grainy flavor. Only critique is i find the ABV to be a touch on the low side.

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

The skim milk of lagers!

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

Not a lot going on in the flavor department, but very refreshing.

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Photo of TBlok_
3.29/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Crisp and refreshing! The citrus undertone was really good.

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Photo of Branlott42
3.23/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JamesStreet
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beinerso
4.18/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Get_Lowell
3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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