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Schlafly Pale Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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BA SCORE
81
good

574 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 574
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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DNofBN

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

05-15-2012 15:43:44 | More by DNofBN
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antoines15

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-06-2012 18:09:50 | More by antoines15
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HumphreyLee

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

05-06-2012 06:26:16 | More by HumphreyLee
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Packman4IL

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

05-02-2012 05:10:51 | More by Packman4IL
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wages

Missouri

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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leinie13

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-29-2012 00:29:58 | More by leinie13
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Cris4545

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

04-28-2012 23:48:00 | More by Cris4545
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FreshZ

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

04-19-2012 17:06:01 | More by FreshZ
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StevieDavie

Missouri

4/5  rDev +11.4%

04-19-2012 11:30:01 | More by StevieDavie
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kronusjohn

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

04-19-2012 07:46:57 | More by kronusjohn
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waffles

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-18-2012 22:14:09 | More by waffles
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WhistlingBird

Illinois

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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match1112

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -15%

had this on tap at a pizza joint. looked really good outta the tap with a two finger head on top of a hazy copper body. unfortunatly the smell and taste were underwelming. it didnt smell bad, it just didnt have any aromas or flavors that made it stick out from any other beer. mouthfeel was medium body with decent carbonation and a very small bitter finish. unfortunatly with all the other pale ales out there this one is just average. it will be good for fishing or yard work, but dont expect it to blow your socks off.

04-08-2012 16:30:57 | More by match1112
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jtd335

Maryland

4/5  rDev +11.4%

04-03-2012 18:53:44 | More by jtd335
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fresham


4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

03-26-2012 21:25:07 | More by fresham
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Darles_Chickens


3/5  rDev -16.4%

03-18-2012 16:05:09 | More by Darles_Chickens
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HoppyMolly

Kansas

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

03-16-2012 17:45:51 | More by HoppyMolly
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TheQuietMan22

Iowa

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%

Serving type: 12-ounce bottle. The “Bottled With Love on” date printed on the label is “11 22 2011.”

Appearance: Straight pour into a pint glass. The color is hazy, light honey with maybe a hint of amber. Two fingers of dense, buttery, eggshell-colored head dissipated slowly.

Smell: The aromas are rather subdued, but musky grain dominates. There are flashes of caramel, toffee, and lemon zest. Much more English than American. However, grassy malts, honey, and a nuttiness also emerge after the beer has warmed.

Taste: Smooth and easy drinking; the beer goes down so well it is almost difficult to savor. It offers a tame, herbal bite along with a little orange and lemon zest. Caramel provides a little maltiness but it is really window dressing. As the pint continues to warm, honey creeps in along with the nuttiness from the smell. The sides and back of the tongue are left tingling and after a couple sips I thought I tasted a little freshly ground black pepper.

Drinkability: This is as fickle little creature. I like it. It is smooth drinking and offers an adequate amount of flavor and complexity to satisfy.

03-07-2012 05:12:25 | More by TheQuietMan22
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Beezee

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-01-2012 06:55:20 | More by Beezee
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NastyT


3/5  rDev -16.4%

02-29-2012 05:22:34 | More by NastyT
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JimSwinson


5/5  rDev +39.3%

02-28-2012 03:35:04 | More by JimSwinson
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rudy0908

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

02-27-2012 01:57:18 | More by rudy0908
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daledeee

Iowa

3.68/5  rDev +2.5%

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.

02-19-2012 23:45:05 | More by daledeee
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jophish17

Georgia

3/5  rDev -16.4%

02-18-2012 15:10:25 | More by jophish17
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IkeMan90

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

02-17-2012 01:42:59 | More by IkeMan90
Schlafly Pale Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
81 out of 100 based on 574 ratings.