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Schlafly Pale Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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566 Ratings

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Ratings: 566
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 11
Gots: 46 | 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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5/5  rDev +39.3%

07-24-2014 02:29:07 | More by Coletrickle
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5/5  rDev +39.3%

01-21-2012 21:26:31 | More by cousineddy
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5/5  rDev +39.3%

11-14-2011 20:45:11 | More by seth72104
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5/5  rDev +39.3%

11-22-2011 06:44:06 | More by mmitgang
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5/5  rDev +39.3%

06-27-2014 22:44:27 | More by eadstr
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5/5  rDev +39.3%

02-28-2012 03:35:04 | More by JimSwinson
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5/5  rDev +39.3%

12-09-2013 04:44:31 | More by CoryK
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4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

06-16-2012 17:25:27 | More by stinadez
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4.72/5  rDev +31.5%

This is my favorite everyday beer. Luckily it can be found in just about every bar I frequent.

Smell is like sweet toffee with a slight hoppy aroma.

Little bit sweet with a slight bitter finish.

Highly recommended for someone wanting to ease their way into a craft beer experience.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2008 02:12:41 | More by houseofcards
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4.68/5  rDev +30.4%

Schlafly Pale Ale is my go to beer when I am at a bar and the choices on craft beer is limited. The taste is slightly bitter but at the same time is very refreshing. he color is a medium dark amber with a pale head. Easily one of my favorite beers and is definitely a great place for someone to start, who hasn't dabbled in ales much.

01-10-2013 19:21:17 | More by Carrico
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

08-17-2013 04:21:34 | More by PBelt71
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

09-10-2013 00:49:57 | More by Rob_F
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

07-20-2014 23:43:25 | More by mgould10
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

01-05-2013 20:40:18 | More by smlmeyer
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

01-23-2013 04:50:41 | More by PaleAleLover
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

06-19-2014 03:05:05 | More by Zachariah1978
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

06-08-2013 20:26:38 | More by gwiedman1
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South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

08-20-2012 22:00:30 | More by jpmajors
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

09-19-2012 23:15:25 | More by eph1291
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

03-21-2014 23:43:08 | More by RyanByorick
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

03-26-2012 21:25:07 | More by fresham
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4.45/5  rDev +24%

Appearance - 4.5/5 - copper straw color with two finger head. Nice and clear

smell - 4.5/5 - sweet and malty aroma

Taste - 4.5/5 - mostly dry with a slight sweetness and floral from hops

Mouthfeel - 4/5 - medium/light body. Fairly strong carbonation keeps it fresh tasting

Overall - 4.5/5 - nice easy drinking refreshing brew

05-01-2012 12:45:12 | More by wages
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4.43/5  rDev +23.4%

This is my first review on BA, so take it with a grain of, um, salt! I haven't drank many beers, so this will mainly by my subjective opinion of it's flavor.

A - when poured into a clean glass, it's a clear light brown, close to amber or copper. Mine had minimal head.

S - Pale (English?) malts and a slightly sweet aroma are instantly picked up. I'd almost describe the aroma as nutty too. I haven't drank enough different beers to tell you what beer style it most smells like.

T - Good malts, nutty, and maybe even bread. Slightly sweet as well.

M - Medium to light body and well carbonated. Just right for the flavor.

D - Very high. I have to exercise self-control whenever I have these in my fridge because I'll drink two in one sitting without thinking twice. I'd like to find more beers like this, because it's one of my favorite ales.

07-06-2010 19:29:34 | More by feedsasquatch
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4.35/5  rDev +21.2%

From the largest American owned brewery in St.Louis. My first Schlafly Pale Ale was at the brewery.

It pours a nice golden with a good pinkie sized head. The aroma is everything you would expect from a pale ale.

It's bitterness is perfect. It is not over the top yet much more previlent than a pale ale. It is refreshing in the summer or winter, nice for dinner or chilling.

Overall a nice product can come from a city with a huge history in the beer insudtry, and without the AB on the label.

04-12-2012 12:45:10 | More by WhistlingBird
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4.28/5  rDev +19.2%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The English Style Pale Ale pours a nice clear amber color. It produces a nice frothy head and head retention is average. Above average lacing. The aroma is malty and biscuity. This beer has a nice medium body and a perfect amount of malt. There is a slight finish of hops. This is an awesome English Pale Ale. I would put this up against any traditional pale ale.

03-18-2011 00:20:46 | More by GossageBrewery
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Schlafly Pale Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
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