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Schlafly Pale Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Ratings: 642
Reviews: 226
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 12
Gots: 71 | 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:
Beer added by: maxpower on 09-09-2002

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
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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2.29/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Bottle: Poured a light amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with light retention and not much lacing. Aroma of unrefined grainy notes with stale hops is not very pleasant. Taste is also dominated by unrefined grainy notes and stale hops. Body is light with good carbonation. Not sure what happened here but it ended in the drain.

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5/5  rDev +39.3%

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2.84/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a amber/copper color with a bit of off-white head and lingering legs. Smells of rust and toasted caramel with some dirt/earth notes. Taste Is more or less what you'd expect from an english lager, smooth malt profile with not much else. Feel is a bit dry but generally ok

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A desent APA but is really lacking in most areas.
First is the aroma which sports basically caramel malts. You can get some floral hopos but it takes some effort. It has a hazy orange amber color with a thin dull head.
Malty tasting and dry. Some light floral hops but no much. A semi bitter finish.
I could drink plenty at a party if I had to. I would be skeptical to by another with no dates on the bottle.

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3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Body is a clear but dull-amber with plenty of carbonation. An off-white head dissipates at a medium pace leaving a fleeting lacing along the sides of the glass. Like the carbonation, but this body is a little uninspired.

S: Very faint aroma. I get some quality hops, earthiness and malts... but all just barely.

T: A well-balanced taste with plenty of hops and malts to provide a nice base of this beer. A little citrus provides a nice pop. A nice surprise. A simple but well-balanced taste that is just a pleasure.

M: Very well carbonated in the mouth. Medium bodied and a slightly dry finish. Compliments the taste well.

O: This is a great beer to relax with. A very faint smell, but a surprisingly well-balanced taste more than makes up for it. Simple quality is sometimes the best.

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Schlafly Pale Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
81 out of 100 based on 642 ratings.