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Schlafly Expedition Reserve - The Schlafly Tap Room

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147 Ratings
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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.9%


Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A medium-bodied amber ale with a hefty dose of hop bitterness, flavor and aroma. This authentic American Pale Ale was brewed especially for the Saint Charles, Missouri Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Commemoration.

(Beer added by: Todd on 06-08-2003)
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Reviews by MJR:
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MJR

Missouri

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from a growler...

Appearance: Pours a faint copper with good-to-excellent clarity. It's off-white head starts a finger thick and shrinks to a steady, small cap. Good lacing on the glass.

Smell: The aroma is fresh and hoppy with lots of Cascade and Centennial fighting each other for dominance. I think it's a tie... There's a touch of caramel sweetness underneath the hops.

Taste: Deliciously bitter with lots of fresh, green hop flavor. Grapefruit, citrus, and a touch floral. This one's all Cascade and Centennial...half of the four C's! The malt does show up with a smooth, caramelly sweetness, but it merely serves as a base from which to showcase the hops. There's a bit of breadiness, as well as a touch of a grassy flavor, in there too. Small hint of alcohol in the finish. A bit generic, but still quite good.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is dry and crisp, with a body that's on the lighter side of medium. A fair amount of carbonation keeps it tingly on the tongue.

Drinkability: Good stuff here... This is a good American-style pale ale. It's not outstanding in any way, but quite solid all-around. Finishing the entire growler by myself should be quite enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

06-08-2003 22:14:44 | More by MJR
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Schlafly Expedition Reserve from The Schlafly Tap Room
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