Schlafly Pale Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room
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Reviews by daledeee:
3.68/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I thought this was an American Pale Ale.
Poured a dark goldish brown. Nice head and lacing.
Nose is hops and malt.
Taste is malty with hops and a citrus twist. It does not come across as overly dry. Finish is pleasant with malt. I haven't had that many English beers since I am not that fond of them but this one seems to be well done. I won't be getting it again.
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2012 23:45:05 | More by daledeee
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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
81 out of 100 based on 475 ratings.