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Schlafly Pale Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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BA SCORE
81
good

576 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 576
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 11
Gots: 47 | 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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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

06-18-2013 14:30:39 | More by mrfrancis
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007rtw

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

06-15-2013 21:42:36 | More by 007rtw
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RCLOHR267

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

06-13-2013 19:28:11 | More by RCLOHR267
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CFHMagnet

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev +2.5%

I poured a little over a finger of head on this one. Body a deep amber color. Lacing tries but can't seem to cling to the glass. Head leaves a good froth on top.

Deep inhales reveal bready malt, tea and earthy hops.

Tea and bread open this one up. Transitions over to earthy and grassy hops.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. It has a dry, bitter finish.

06-12-2013 14:26:33 | More by CFHMagnet
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aralim4311

Missouri

4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-11-2013 14:01:00 | More by aralim4311
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Kevin79

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

06-09-2013 02:46:18 | More by Kevin79
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gwiedman1

New York

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

06-05-2013 03:47:59 | More by Guinnsslvr
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Babydave

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

06-05-2013 01:44:29 | More by Babydave
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chanokokoro

Illinois

4.11/5  rDev +14.5%

Pours a golden amber capped by a white two finger head. Average head retention, plenty of sticky lacing. Light caramel, hint of almonds, light fruitiness, and pleasant herbal notes on the nose. Opens with light nutty caramel, golden raisins, and understated grassy, herbal hops. Finishes crisp with light toffee, light fruitness, perhaps a hint of pearskin. Highly drinkable light, smooth body; crisp abundant carbonation. A very tasty English Pale Ale. If I didn't know better, I'd guess this was an import from across the pond.

05-29-2013 01:43:24 | More by chanokokoro
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travishardy929

New York

2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

05-26-2013 18:22:14 | More by travishardy929
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BryanCarey

Texas

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%

Copper/golden in color, Schafly Pale Ale pours out of the bottle with little fanfare. There isn’t much foam, little or no lacing, and the nose on the beer is rather light, with scents of caramel, toasted malt, and a few other things but not very assertive overall.

This pale ale offers flavors of toasted malt, caramel, bread, notes of tea, and earthy, herbal hops. Digging a little deeper, I can taste some notes of honey, biscuits, and some light fruit. The flavor is well balanced overall and no one taste dominates the others.

This is a good example of a pale ale that is less hoppy and more restrained than some of the big, hoppy pale ale that are so commonplace nowadays. I wasn’t sure if I liked it at first, but I notice that the flavor has grown on me after a second bottle and I like it more. Still not an amazing pale ale and I can think of several I like better, but it is a good product nonetheless.

05-25-2013 04:22:34 | More by BryanCarey
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SFC21

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-25-2013 00:31:13 | More by SFC21
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

4.21/5  rDev +17.3%

Pours to a generous and lasting buff head with moderate lacing and iconic copper color. Aroma is caramel, biscuit, yeast esters and a hint of earthy hops. Flavor is a session-able and easygoing amalgamation of the aforementioned aromas with a balancing resiny hop bitterness. Overall, this is a flavorful low alcohol (by US craft standards) session brew that has balance and flavor on a par with its English counterparts.

05-24-2013 18:06:16 | More by EagleTalon
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Rdc67

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-22-2013 20:10:34 | More by Rdc67
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Kingcurio

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-21-2013 02:18:43 | More by Kingcurio
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throwback

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-20-2013 19:39:20 | More by throwback
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ilikebeer03

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

05-20-2013 04:43:02 | More by ilikebeer03
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hardrock

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-16-2013 01:57:25 | More by hardrock
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MikeDahlstrom

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.4%

05-15-2013 23:18:39 | More by MikeDahlstrom
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-15-2013 18:16:29 | More by twenty5
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BRD14

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-11-2013 15:23:35 | More by BRD14
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

3.96/5  rDev +10.3%

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

The beer is a deep amber color with a hint of orange hue. A thick foamy cream colored head holds up well, receding to a thick soapy film. Excellent lacing on the glass.

The aroma is of toasted grains, faintly malty with a tea-like hop aroma.

The taste is fairly well balanced with biscuity malts bringing a mellow sweetness first. Hops soon bring a little spiciness, as well as faint citrus in the finish.

Mouthfeel is pretty clean with medium body.

Overall, a really session-friendly beer with decent balance.

05-09-2013 16:02:32 | More by JuicesFlowing
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kcp85

Missouri

4/5  rDev +11.4%

05-09-2013 01:31:39 | More by kcp85
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dalepryor

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

05-07-2013 20:58:58 | More by dalepryor
Schlafly Pale Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
81 out of 100 based on 576 ratings.