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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%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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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3/5  rDev -19.8%

01-22-2012 13:07:07 | More by hopsandstouts
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4/5  rDev +7%

01-08-2012 00:38:27 | More by GratefulP
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4/5  rDev +7%

01-07-2012 12:21:58 | More by TippySelenoid
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4/5  rDev +7%

01-05-2012 03:56:41 | More by eggboy
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-04-2012 13:39:11 | More by ohtheguilt
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3.4/5  rDev -9.1%

12oz bottle into pint glass. Drinking this in a hotel room in Kansas City.

Pours a deep golden color with slight chill haze and one finger eggshell head.

Nose is citrusy, piney, and generally dank. Very funky with slight pineapple notes and light sweet biscuit notes. Also slightly sulfury.

Almost no malt presence in the taste of this one. Very skunky, piney, hops with a very dry finish.

Okay beer, nothing amazing. Would drink again but won't seek out.

01-04-2012 02:59:14 | More by syrupjoe
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4/5  rDev +7%

12-28-2011 02:52:39 | More by Grebdioz
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

12-04-2011 17:09:47 | More by drn
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4/5  rDev +7%

11-20-2011 04:52:31 | More by IpeeA
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District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

11-18-2011 20:33:00 | More by nmann08
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4/5  rDev +7%

11-15-2011 07:43:21 | More by ScreamForMe
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3.45/5  rDev -7.8%

A - A pure white 1" head atop a very hazy amber brew. Extremely active, like what one might expect from a champaigne.

S - Piney and fruity easters.

T - Mild malt flavors and a grapefruit bitter finish, probably dominated by the chinook hops. Little too sweet and lacking in balance - perhaps from the dry hopping.

M - Heavy carbonation dominates, taking away any subtitles.

Simple beer. I like the american hop flavors, but usually want more complexity and balance in a pale.

10-03-2011 04:09:49 | More by KomodoDragon
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South Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +8.3%

medium to light amber color with a thick head of white that sat on top throughout the entire session, nice lacing down the glass.

aroma is light, nice little notes of citrus, hints of apple, pears, light grasses and a smooth, even flavor or light fruity yeast. as i take the first sip i get the clean, crisp flavor right off the bat. really nicely done. clean and light hops, a good strain of yeast and very nice carbonation

09-25-2011 17:03:12 | More by mikesgroove
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3.98/5  rDev +6.4%

Fantasy Football Draft Beer #4

A ~ a nice golden yellow orange pour with a thick, cottony looking layer resting neatly atop

S ~ floral quality with a great hop tone going on... some light grass, but very fresh & clean smelling

T ~ Nicely balanced beer between malt and hop; floral up front, dry w/ a tad of citrus in the back

M ~ medium body with a tinge of creaminess

0 ~ A pretty good beer here. Thanks AlCoponeJR

08-28-2011 15:23:36 | More by vande
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Had this on cask, since I'm eternally searching for a beer that's great served via this method. I'm still searching. Not to say this wasn't good, just not something that I'd pick over the rest of the offerings on the chalkboard. The golden-orange, slightly cloudy appearance was nice, as was the hoppy-fresh smell. The head certainly held its own, and given the simple, clean slate aromas, there wasn't much else going on there. Taste was also quite good, slight bitterness and a fresh straw and pine follow-through. It was incredibly smooth, however what didn't work for or me was the hoppiness combined with the soft, watery texture of the cask. The combination of the two left me feeling like I just drank hop water. Overall I'd say this is a good beer, but I can't help but wonder why anyone would want it via cask.

07-06-2011 02:38:05 | More by Wegomlegging
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3.6/5  rDev -3.7%

Tastes are hops, more hops, lawn grass, bedsheets, granola and light malt. Smells are hops, plastic, pines, pills, wood, more hops, pus, bread, canola oil, pineapples, coconut milk, gravy, sandpaper and grass outside Really interesting. I usually don't for this kind of beer but I liked it a-okay.

06-10-2011 03:11:12 | More by Jazzcrop
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

On tap with some memphis bbq. Pours a golden color with a nice head on top. Smell is some nice grassy hops. Taste is really good. They changed out a keg for me and I'll bet its fresh. Great grassy hop flavor. Major yum. Touch of sweetness hangs outon the palette, but still goes down quick with good carb. Overal - this is a really good flyover apa.

04-14-2011 03:35:39 | More by seeswo
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4.2/5  rDev +12.3%

Thanks to AlCaponeJunior for this!

Pours a pale orange/yellow with a bright white fluffy head of about 3 fingers from being vigorous. Retention is alright and lacing is spongy.

Aroma is very nice and hoppy, floral and woodsy with a little grass and earthy background.

Nice floral hop taste, with some citrus and a nice level of bitterness. Some slight malt sweetness balances things out wonderfully.

Nice crispness, lighter in body, smooth, and a tad drying. There's a little creaminess to it too.

Solid drinkability! This is tasty and nicely hopped, and I love a good hoppy pale!

03-01-2011 00:21:31 | More by EgadBananas
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2.58/5  rDev -31%

Well....its a true American Style Pale Ale...BORING. Seems to be very bland not real hops...almost along the lines as Bass....but not nearly as tasty....at least I don't think. Easy enough on the palate that it is a session for sure!!!! Good in a pinch, but not when there are other beers available.

01-30-2011 19:01:19 | More by WoodBrew
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New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +15.8%

At the Flying Saucer in Memphis, TN. Into a pint glass, it poured a slightly clear golden color with 2 fingers of white, good retention, and great lacing. Modest carbonation. Smelled of apple, with a hint of grapefruit and mint. The flavor was a superb progression, starting with spearmint, malt, and apple/pear; evolving to a hint of bitter yellow grapefruit; and finishing on a smooth, minty note. Super velvet-smooth, with medium thickness. Great feel overall. Excellent session beer, primarily due to feel and balance.

12-18-2010 01:31:20 | More by donniecuffs
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3.63/5  rDev -2.9%

I do not know if this is the same beer I drank. Label is different but it is the same name except for the Expedition Reserve.
Anyway the beer was cloudy and poured a big. The beer was a golden color. The beer had a peppery smell and had a dry finish to it. I liked the beer for a high hopped beer and will buy again.

12-02-2010 16:21:52 | More by Minkybut
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3.2/5  rDev -14.4%

A - Pours a clear copper color with a thin white foam layer across the top and mild to moderate carbonation.

S - Aroma is more grainy and malty than anything else. Some caramel sweetness, mild citrus and pine notes. Hops play the back seat, not what I expected. A little earthy as well.

T - Grainy, malty, some caramel malt hints, and a pine finish that's so mild I can barely detect it. Mundane and boring - perhaps it's an old bottle?

M - A little prickly, thick medium body.

D - A quaffer. Not enjoying this beer.

11-18-2010 02:15:44 | More by jzeilinger
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3.68/5  rDev -1.6%

Pours a hazy golden-amber with a dull white head. The aroma is of quality, fresh American hops. Subtle notes of pine and fruit. Fruity yeast notes stand out in the taste. It's almost tropical with a very sessionable vibe. Fresh and natural, mellow yet satisfying. This would be the year-around offering I would suggest if you hadn't had any of their beers and even somewhat liked hops. I wouldn't kick it out of bed for eating crayons.

07-23-2010 01:23:58 | More by brownbeer
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3.95/5  rDev +5.6%

Pours light orange with a massive head.

Smells of light hops and citrus with a hint of sweet grain.

The taste is a bit light with some citrus and a lot of cedar. Nice dry finish that leaves you wanting.

Mouthfees is creamy, yet slightly undercarbonated. I guess they all went to the head.

This is a really drinkable beer. Great refreshing qualities and enough complexity to keep t interesting. Drinkable doesn't have to be boring.

06-09-2010 04:03:39 | More by RomaniIteDomum
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3.8/5  rDev +1.6%

Poured with a translucent yellow-amber.
Created a nice fluffy sculptured head that laced my glass as it receded back to the surface.

I rather mild nose with a very small note of hops.

Flavor is robust with a spicy start transforming into bitter hops.
Around that bitter hops flavor was a buttress of malt and some yeast.

I'd almost say that Schlafly's APA is an IPA wanna be-- but not quite. It doesn't have the more substantial flavor body of an IPA.

Mouthfeel is mild but the beer contains enough flavor "energy" that it remains alive on the palate.

Drinkability is also good-- I do not detect and overwhelming ABV so this is an eminently drinkable beer. I certainly will come back for more!

04-19-2010 02:03:56 | More by gueuzeonhigh
Schlafly Expedition Reserve from The Schlafly Tap Room
84 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.