1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Schlafly Pale Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

Not Rated.
Schlafly Pale AleSchlafly Pale Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
81
good

541 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 541
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 11
Gots: 35 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our flagship Pale Ale is a smooth, balanced, copper-colored session beer with mildly spiced flavor and aroma from the East Kent Goldings hops. The bready, lightly caramel malt complements the hint of fruitiness contributed by the London Ale yeast, making it satisfying and authentic; the perfect flagship beer for Schlafly.

Sixteenth century brewers created amber beers by using a form of coal called coke to roast their grains. Coke burns hotter and more steadily than wood without imparting the foul odors from coal. It allowed brewers to produce caramel malts that were paler alternatives to the common brown porters. At about the same time, Flemish migrants introduced hops to English beers and soon this ale became the chosen style of England from the mid-16th century until the end of the 20th century. Today, brewers outside England have adopted the Pale Ale and made it one of the leading styles of the American craft beer movement.

25 IBU

(Beer added by: maxpower on 09-09-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 541 | Reviews: 221 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BryanCarey:
Photo of BryanCarey
BryanCarey

Texas

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Copper/golden in color, Schafly Pale Ale pours out of the bottle with little fanfare. There isn’t much foam, little or no lacing, and the nose on the beer is rather light, with scents of caramel, toasted malt, and a few other things but not very assertive overall.

This pale ale offers flavors of toasted malt, caramel, bread, notes of tea, and earthy, herbal hops. Digging a little deeper, I can taste some notes of honey, biscuits, and some light fruit. The flavor is well balanced overall and no one taste dominates the others.

This is a good example of a pale ale that is less hoppy and more restrained than some of the big, hoppy pale ale that are so commonplace nowadays. I wasn’t sure if I liked it at first, but I notice that the flavor has grown on me after a second bottle and I like it more. Still not an amazing pale ale and I can think of several I like better, but it is a good product nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 04:22:34 | More by BryanCarey
More User Reviews:
Photo of PPOmaha
PPOmaha

Nebraska

3.04/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Aroma: Medium grainy white bread malt aroma with some caramel and toffee. Hop aroma is low, slightly spicy and floral, seems more noble in character. Medium low DMS, corn aroma. No diacetyl.

Appearance: Light golden with copper highlights. Not much head, just a think spattering of bubbles on the side of the glass.

Taste: Medium low corny and wheat malt flavor, light caramel. Medium grassy, earthy, dirty hop flavor. No DMS, no diacetyl.

Mouthfeel: Highly carbonation and very creamy, slightly frothy. Medium light body.

Overall: British style pale ale with some earthy hop flavor. I think the high carbonation detracted a bit from the beer. Well brewed, but I prefer hop forward pale ales.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 01:26:12 | More by PPOmaha
Photo of severpwnage
severpwnage

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

07-21-2014 22:32:46 | More by severpwnage
Photo of mgould10
mgould10

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

07-20-2014 23:43:25 | More by mgould10
Photo of qcbrewer
qcbrewer

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.4%

07-17-2014 12:47:58 | More by qcbrewer
Photo of denver10
denver10

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-16-2014 17:33:54 | More by denver10
Photo of rspauldi
rspauldi

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

07-15-2014 22:24:08 | More by rspauldi
Photo of zombiebeergut
zombiebeergut

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-14-2014 10:03:35 | More by zombiebeergut
Photo of Stephen_Woods
Stephen_Woods

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

07-14-2014 04:05:32 | More by Stephen_Woods
Photo of HeyMarkRoss
HeyMarkRoss

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

07-13-2014 04:14:05 | More by HeyMarkRoss
Photo of JosefBerger
JosefBerger

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-10-2014 01:11:42 | More by JosefBerger
Photo of McBraniel
McBraniel

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-09-2014 02:35:25 | More by McBraniel
Photo of alphagnome
alphagnome

Iowa

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Bright, lightly hazed copper body. Creamy white colored head pours 1 finger and melts to a small ring rather quick. Light carbonation and lacing.

Aroma:
Caramel malts hit the nose right away - the aroma could stand tall with some of the best Oktoberfest out there. Light citrus and spice and even lighter earthy hop aroma hides behind fresh-baked bread and a bit of a floral presence. This is not your typical pale ale.

Taste:
Follows the nose nicely. Fantastic malt base gives off a nice, lightly roasted caramel taste. Hops are next to impossible to find, but a bit of pear and apple add a nice tang to it.

Mouthfeel:
Smooth and easy to drink. Refreshing, light body with light -to-medium carbonation. Crisp, clean finish is a bit sweet.

Overall:
This is definitely outside my definition of a pale ale, so rating it against the style is tricky for me. However, I love it - it's a fantastic beer that hits the spot regardless of the time of year. See it? Grab it!

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2014 21:38:22 | More by alphagnome
Photo of Jeff6851
Jeff6851

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

07-06-2014 18:43:14 | More by Jeff6851
Photo of KateK
KateK

Iowa

4/5  rDev +11.4%

07-06-2014 15:36:27 | More by KateK
Photo of erredin
erredin


3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-05-2014 17:50:41 | More by erredin
Photo of JayCheG
JayCheG

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-05-2014 04:02:26 | More by JayCheG
Photo of Rog_03
Rog_03

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

07-04-2014 15:22:36 | More by Rog_03
Photo of JDeming
JDeming

Maryland

3/5  rDev -16.4%

06-30-2014 01:26:18 | More by JDeming
Photo of eadstr
eadstr

Missouri

5/5  rDev +39.3%

06-27-2014 22:44:27 | More by eadstr
Photo of Daniel1973
Daniel1973

Georgia

4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-25-2014 22:03:51 | More by Daniel1973
Photo of Lukass
Lukass

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

06-21-2014 00:18:00 | More by Lukass
Photo of Jamco_76
Jamco_76

Arkansas

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

06-20-2014 10:19:54 | More by Jamco_76
Photo of VeganUndead
VeganUndead

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

06-20-2014 04:34:12 | More by VeganUndead
Photo of MickeyHops
MickeyHops

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

06-19-2014 03:26:37 | More by MickeyHops
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Schlafly Pale Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
81 out of 100 based on 541 ratings.