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Schlafly Pale Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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BA SCORE
81
good

532 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 532
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 11
Gots: 31 | 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)
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Reviews by DrDemento456:
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Sweet much more head than the Kölsch a 1/2 inch that settles to a thick lace ring. Color is a rather red orange.
S - Mild hops, English malts, sweet tea leaves.
T - A pretty good balance of citrus sweet hops, mild herbal tea leaves and a semi sweet finish that dare I say its very session able.
M - As said it's light to medium closer to light but not watery.

Overall quite a good English pale ale, possibly the best English Pale ale I have had lately and just enough flavor and low ABV to make even a light beer drinker happy.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 03:17:12 | More by DrDemento456
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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!

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Schlafly Pale Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
81 out of 100 based on 532 ratings.