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Schlafly Pale Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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BA SCORE
81
good

601 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 601
Reviews: 222
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 11
Gots: 59 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Kpitevl, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of blingice
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

blingice, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of gpogo
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Clear copper lively carbonation . White head that left a lacing.

A- Caramel malt mainly, some bready biscuity smells.

T- Light initial bitterness with lots of sweet caramel malt. Finishes dry and biscuit/bready. The sweetness does not overdo it though.

M- Medium-light body with moderate-high carbonation.

D- I remember not being as fond and finding this beer too hoppy years ago. I find this beer enjoyable, but perhaps a bit boring. I'd recommend drinking it though.

gpogo, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of leagr
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

leagr, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of wtgannon
1/5  rDev -72.1%

wtgannon, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of 3Hops
3/5  rDev -16.4%

3Hops, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of ChiaPetHead
2.6/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Nothing special about this beer. It seems to have a slight cracker taste that is off putting. much better pale ales on the market. it is better than most of the "American Lagers" but i am not sure it is worth the premium price that most bars sell it at.

ChiaPetHead, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of amart80
3/5  rDev -16.4%

amart80, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of JasonLRose
1/5  rDev -72.1%

JasonLRose, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of Jeffy5050
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Jeffy5050, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of MathNut
3/5  rDev -16.4%

MathNut, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of Brewsed
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Brewsed, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of TheCondor
3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Side poured with standard vigor into a pint glass.

Appearance - Pours an off copper color with a little, one finger head that leaves fairly quickly. Leaves decent lacing, nothing to get excited about. Some carbonation can be observed inside the glass.

Smell - Very subdued, do not expect the same from this as you get from an APA. A little malts, a little hops, some breads and biscuity scents in there, but overall very low-key...like the Brits themselves.

Taste - Much of the same as the nose. Nothing too overwhelming or pronounced. A biscuit/earthiness coincides with a mild hop balance of spices and floral.

Mouthfeel - Finishes smooth and easy, probably one of the better aspects of the beer. Very sessionable, clean finishing. Lighter bodied, medium carbonation.

Overall - Remarkably forgettable. If I had not drank this an hour ago, I would have forgot about it completely. I probably wouldn't buy it again, but would drink it again. This style as a whole just isn't very aggressive, and this brew is no different.

TheCondor, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of jjm2503
4/5  rDev +11.4%

jjm2503, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of Dapperticus
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Dapperticus, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of swfraser
4/5  rDev +11.4%

swfraser, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of gunclubchris
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

gunclubchris, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of Xibalba
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Xibalba, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of stinadez
4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

stinadez, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of dlin0sbb
4/5  rDev +11.4%

dlin0sbb, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of Miz77
2/5  rDev -44.3%

Miz77, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of WhiskeeTango
4/5  rDev +11.4%

WhiskeeTango, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of bigolbeerbelly
3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from the tap into a pint glass at St Louis airport Hilton
Served very cold appx 35 F

A: very pale crystally yellow. Small white with outstanding lacing

S: not muc. Cold could have muted it. Kind of adjuncty like corn.

T: crisp and dry. Very refreshing and lageresque. Citrus notes.

M: moderate carbonation. Light body. Nice

O: Not a bad beer but I never would have guessed it was an ale if I was doing a blind taste test. This would be a good beer for your American lager drinking friends to transition over to crafts with.

bigolbeerbelly, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of bigbeerfan
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

bigbeerfan, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of ucsbmullet
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

ucsbmullet, May 28, 2012
Schlafly Pale Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
81 out of 100 based on 601 ratings.