Schlafly Expedition Reserve - The Schlafly Tap Room
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Reviews by MJR:
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
More User Reviews:
3.84/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pour a clear orange/reddish color. A two finger white head forms with good retention. Rings of lace are left behind.
S: Piny, grassy, floral hops with a bot of a grapefruit kick up front. Bread and biscuit malts along with a caramel sweetness. Enjoyable.
T: Follows the nose with a fairly large hop flavor up front. Pine, grassy, floral flavors. Citrus and grapefruit rind. There is a sharp contrast between the hops and malt. As soon as the hops fade to nothing, a caramel malt sweetness shows up. Along with a bread an biscuit malt flavor. Again, enjoyable.
M/D: A medium body with moderate carbonation. Crisp, clean, and refreshing. Very easy and enjoyable to drink. I can quaff a few without a problem.
Like I have said several times, this is enjoyable. That is it, something that is very good and easy to drink. It goes good with food, and just an all around enjoyable (there it is again) drink. Recommended and well done.
Serving type: on-tap
04-08-2013 01:42:10 | More by champ103
3.91/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The pour amber and copper with a nice white head. Citrus and hoppy nose with hints of fruit. Taste follows the smell with citrus and floral hops and a little pine. Malt presents is nice. A bitterness that balances it all out. The mouth is mild and has a dry finish. Overall a easy drinking APA that has enough going on to keep me intrigued.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2013 01:10:42 | More by patpbr
Schlafly Expedition Reserve from The Schlafly Tap Room
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