Schlafly Winter ESB - The Schlafly Tap Room
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Ratings: 273 | Reviews: 147 | Display Reviews Only:
3.96/5 rDev +3.9%
A-Cloudy yellow orange in the glass, one finger head that doesn't last that long
S-Starts with a very toasty/bread mix with some caramel. Lots of oranges and other citrus present as well.
T-Stats malty with bread and caramel. Then orange, citrus and green apples. Moderate bitterness. Rather sweet.
M-Medium in body, some carbonation.
O-The level of fruity flavor really caught me off guard. Was expecting a maltier beer but the fruit flavors were rather nice.
02-12-2014 02:07:51 | More by rlee1390
3.45/5 rDev -9.4%
Appearance: Woefully disappointing foam with no head retention. Color is slightly opaque copper. It appears quite carbonated, despite the poor foam characteristics.
Smell: Very fruity/citrusy and hoppy. The hops dominate everything. Great smell.
Taste: Basically the same as the smell. A mouth full of hops. Seriously, hardly any discerning flavor outside of the hops. Strong citrus with bitter and toasted grain (maybe) undertones. Quite enjoyable; this definitely showcases the hop variety.
Mouth-Feel: Fizzy and slightly thick compared to how it looks, but not lingering.
Overall: I don't think I'd buy this personally, but then again, I'm not really into highly-hopped beers. This one was very drinkable, just not really my cup of tea.
02-06-2014 01:26:59 | More by Henrich
3.44/5 rDev -9.7%
12oz Bottle received in trade with cfrancis - thanks!
Appearance - Copper colour with an average size fizzy off white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some faint lacing on the sides of the glass. The head lasted for around 2-3 minutes before it was gone.
Smell - Malts, caramel, hops
Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel and malts mixed with light hops. There is also some toffee and a light nuttiness.
Overall - Pretty decent and quite drinkable. Seems to the fit the style well.
01-13-2014 01:09:33 | More by spinrsx
3.53/5 rDev -7.3%
A- a great deal of sediment mars an otherwise nice medium amber with a great big creamy white head. Nice retention and lacing.
S- some nice biscuit notes and hints of golden raisin
T- A little underwhelming. The flavors match the aroma but are dialed down and subdued
M- Very thin for the style
O- not a terrible beer, in and of itself, but lacking in the malt richness of a traditional ESB.
01-12-2014 00:55:18 | More by delta490
1.18/5 rDev -69%
I love ESBs and most “winter beers” in general. This sounds and looks great. I was really looking forward to trying this. I’m from Missouri and I like to support the locals. BUT…. This is Awful, syrupy sweet and undrinkable for me. It seems purposely aggressively flavored to cover up any redeeming qualities. It reminds me of their Christmas Ale. They are both way too flavored and they both taste like how a cheap Christmas candle smells.
12-14-2013 02:00:06 | More by BerkM
3.06/5 rDev -19.7%
I’m a schalfly fan boy, but have to say, this was disappointing. A rich translucent brown with a thin cap, this beers smells sweet and bready. The flavor is somewhat off….there is almost a buttery characteristic to this beer midpalate that I can’t seem to shake. Sweeness starts, but the buttery note cuts right through. Finish is caramel with a touch of hop bitterness, but the butteriness just lingers forever. Can’t say I’d pick this up again.
12-12-2013 19:30:49 | More by taylor714914
4.36/5 rDev +14.4%
Poured into a shaker pint glass.
The beer is a caramel-copper color. A cream colored head leaves nice soapy lacing.
The aroma is slightly hoppy, but spices, fruit, and sweet caramel come through making a lovely bouquet.
The taste starts out with sweet caramel then shifts into cinnamon spices before ending with tart fruits. So well balanced.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied, refreshing.
Overall, I just love this beer. Lots of variety in the palate, and not overloaded. Still a good ESB regardless of the month. Maybe my favorite Schlafly offering ever.
11-16-2013 23:47:49 | More by JuicesFlowing
Schlafly Winter ESB from The Schlafly Tap Room
86 out of 100 based on 273 ratings.