Dec 23, 2015

Schlafly White Lager

I’ve had a few white lagers (Zwickelbier) in my time, but this is the first official review I’ve done for an example of the style. It’s not a style that I drink often, but the few I have encountered have always been tasty and refreshing. Schlafly’s White Lager (5.5% ABV and 20 IBU) is no different.

This light-bodied and refreshing brew carries a soft, yet zesty and playful hop profile that keeps you on your toes. The blend of malt (2-row pale, Europils,
White Wheat, Carapils) provide a smooth, drinkable character with a light honey sweetness while that frisky hop combination (Polaris, Mandarina Bavaria,
Hallertau Blanc) bounces around the palate teasing and enticing the tastebuds.


White Lager pours with a dense cap of white foam crowning the lightly hazy, pale gold brew.

Schlafly White Lager photo


Grain, crackers, soft lemon zest and grassy hops mingle cleanly.


The brew is fairly straightforward and tasty. Grain, wheat, zesty hops, crackers and a latent bit of honey play together easily. A slightly sharp mouthfeel peaks quickly before fading smoothly to a light drying finish. A light sweetness lingers on the lips after each sip.


All in all, Schalfly White Lager is a tasty, refreshing brew. The beer’s clean lager character and flavor combine wonderfully with a tingle of zesty hops to make things lively. This is an easy drinking brew that I look forward to drinking in the warmer Summer months.

Rating: 3.5/5

This is a review of a promotional sample.

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