Schlafly Pale Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room
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Reviews by amicar:
3.83/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours clear orange into the glass with a moderate white head that dissipates but leaves a lacing that hangs on for dear life. Some coarse smell of hops, a little citrus, a little toasty smell. Taste is nice and mildly hoppy. Again a little citrus with a touch of coarseness, and a tiny bit of breadiness underneath. Feels medium full in the mouth with typical carbonation. Drinks easily- although not the highest on my list for pale ales, it is easy to have quite a few in a session...
Serving type: bottle
06-25-2005 03:23:10 | More by amicar
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3.08/5 rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a mildly hazy copper color. The head is a finger high, barely off-white in shade. It both retains acceptably and leaves behind a ring of lacing as it fades.
S: Simplistic and mild, perhaps befitting its ABV. The primary aromatic notes are earthy hops and toffee-laden malts - like I said, simple. This seems to have a bit more brown sugar and chocolate than I'm used to from the style, but the lack of distinct fruit esters (like apricot) are a letdown.
T: The malt backbone is a bit more defined than I'm used to from more mediocre examples of the style: I can taste faint hints of chocolate and brown sugar. Luckily, it's not really sweeter than those aforementioned mediocre examples. It finishes slightly grapey, though I could still use a bit more fruit flavor. Not bad, though - it does seem to have hints of depth.
M: Pleasantly crisp and light, with a semi-dry finish. The malts don't choke the palate down, thankfully. Typical of the style, carbonation is on the lower side.
O: This style really encapsulates averageness in the craft beer realm: rarely have I had a crappy example of the style, but I don't think I've ever fallen in love with an example. And this fits into that zeitgeist perfectly. Not bad, not great, worth drinking again, but not really worth buying 6-packs of.
Serving type: bottle
01-20-2014 21:27:56 | More by ThisWangsChung
Schlafly Pale Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
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