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Schlafly Pale Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

Schlafly Pale AleSchlafly Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

490 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 490
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%


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
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Reviews by RedBaron:
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RedBaron

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A really nice, not over-the-top-but-honest pale ale from a Midwestern brewer. A tag-line at the bottom of the label indicates: "Bottled with love on June 11, 2007". So...it's a pretty fresh sample

Appearance: Translucent bronze; nice sustained white-ish head.
Smell: Excellent roasted malt smell; Pleasant, if light, hop aroma too.
Taste: Good, subtle hop bitterness up front followed by a delightfully sweet, and somewhat nutty, finish. Perhaps even use of nutmeg.
Mouthfeel: Very well-balanced beer. There's a good interplay between the roasty/nutty malts used, combined with a tasteful use of hops.
Drinkability: Good marks for this St. Louis-made beer. The label indicates that this beer is made as a traditional "British" pale ale. I think they're about right on this one, and I throroughly enjoyed the sample. I picked a sixer of this up, site unseen, on a recent travel out of state. I seemed to have made a good selection! :)

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2007 23:56:25 | More by RedBaron
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Appearance: It has a nice deep hazy orange color to it. It has a nice light beige head that dies down moderately and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of bready malts, some floral hops and faint caramel. Not a whole lot going on.

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Schlafly Pale Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
81 out of 100 based on 490 ratings.