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Schlafly Pale Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Ratings: 653
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 12
Gots: 76 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a glass, it produce a dense 2 finger white head. The beer color is a translucent medium honey.

The aroma is of biscuit, and honey. Not very strong.

The taste is similar, but with a light citrus hop taste, and bitterness. Medium mouth-feel, and low-medium carbonation.

Very nice beer. Easy drinking, and the low alcohol makes it an all night drinker.

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the brewpub in St Louis, reviews from notes.

A: single finger head with decent lacing on a clear golden amber body.

S: candy sugar and light generic citrus.

T: malt forward pale ale. Hops providing slightly bitter, earthy and tart citrus notes. Hops are light as expected for the style.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: I am noticing a trend of malt forward brews, even in the styles which are usually not as malt forward. It's ok for this brew but walking through the flight there is little variability in malt content.

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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Schlafly Pale Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
81 out of 100 based on 653 ratings.