Schlafly Summer Lager
|Seasonal Summer Beer|
|The Saint Louis Brewery|
|St. Louis, Missouri|
Brewers Description of this Summer Helles-Style Lager:
“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.”
Schlafly Helles-Style Lager
Schlafly Summer Helles-Style Lager is an attractive beer with pale yellow color and streaming bubbles rising from the bottom. The slowly dissipating head emits a light fresh floral aroma. This beer is clean and smooth with nice tartness and carbonation levels. The finish is dry with a nice pop of floral sweetness. Refreshing.
Schlafly Summer Lager is nice, but it does not separate itself from other common lagers. It is refreshing and will keep the summer heat at bay.