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Schlafly Pale Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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BA SCORE
81
good

545 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 545
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)
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Reviews by beerceller99:
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beerceller99

Louisiana

3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

6-21-2005 bottling date. This pale ale has a clear amber color with a tight, off white head. Mild smell of floral hops and caramel malts. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Has a mildly sweet caramel flavor with a subtle hop taste and bitterness to finish.
Nothing to rave about here, just a decent drinkable pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2005 21:54:46 | More by beerceller99
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keefer_madness

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-25-2014 18:36:40 | More by keefer_madness
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

07-24-2014 15:23:49 | More by LoganPC
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Coletrickle

Ohio

5/5  rDev +39.3%

07-24-2014 02:29:07 | More by Coletrickle
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-23-2014 16:23:50 | More by msumike89
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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
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

07-21-2014 22:32:46 | More by severpwnage
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Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.4%

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

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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

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McBraniel

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-09-2014 02:35:25 | More by McBraniel
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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
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Jeff6851

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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

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Wisconsin

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Maryland

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Schlafly Pale Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
81 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.