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Schlafly Pale Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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BA SCORE
81
good

587 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 587
Reviews: 222
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.69%
Wants: 11
Gots: 50 | 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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stinadez, Jun 16, 2012
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4.72/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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

houseofcards, Oct 28, 2008
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4.68/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

Carrico, Jan 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

PBelt71, Aug 17, 2013
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Rob_F, Sep 10, 2013
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Gregvg, Sep 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

mgould10, Jul 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

smlmeyer, Jan 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

PaleAleLover, Jan 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Zachariah1978, Jun 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

gwiedman1, Jun 08, 2013
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jpmajors, Aug 20, 2012
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fresham, Mar 26, 2012
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4.45/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

wages, May 01, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

feedsasquatch, Jul 06, 2010
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4.35/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

WhistlingBird, Apr 12, 2012
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Schlafly Pale Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
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