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Schlafly Sessions American Brown - The Schlafly Tap Room

Schlafly Sessions American BrownSchlafly Sessions American Brown

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BA SCORE
80
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75 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.06%


Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our American Brown Ale starts with a classic British brown recipe crafted with caramel and chocolate malts for sweetness and color. Then we fortify it with the bold flavor and aroma of American hops.

Like many of the progressive beer styles seen today, American Brown Ales developed out of the culture of home brewing in the United States. Often home brewers would begin with the traditional British brown ale recipe but replace the milder English hops with the more aromatic American varieties.

30 IBU

(Beer added by: nogoodreason on 07-28-2005)
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Reviews by bnes09:
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bnes09

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled this one fresh from the source in St. Louis, MO.

Deep, hazy orange color with a thick, creamy, off-white head that maintains itself well and leaves a thick coat of lacing.

Smells rather sweet with hints of citrusy hops.

Taste follows the smell. Very citrusy with orange and apricot. Not at all what I would have expected from a brown ale. The hops aren't too strong and are balanced nicely with the smooth malt flavor.

Medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Smooth mouthfeel and finishes sweet.

Not a bad brew yet could use some work to get the taste closer to style. Well balanced with an interesting flavor. Not the greatest yet still glad I tried it.

Serving type: cask

01-10-2010 01:30:48 | More by bnes09
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Once again, my local, in-person trader, tone77 has come through with a CAN in furtherance of The CANQuest (TM)! He finds 'em for me, I find 'em for him - it is a mutual benefit society we have established.

From the CAN: "Bold Flavor Alcohol 5.0% by Volume".

The Crack! unleashed a fair amount of foam so I CANtinued with a gentle pour, trying to avoid massive foaming, I was moderately successful, still ending up with two solid fingers of dense, light-tan head with good retention. Color was more coppery than brown (SRM = > 17, < 22) wih NE-quality clarity. Nose had an interesting admixture of caramel malt sweetness underlain by a minty hoppiness. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, a drawback to these sessionable beers, I have found. Taste was rather sweet, very much toffee and caramel, but the minty hops came through to help it avoid being a total malt bomb. Finish had a clean minty flavor, inducing an Ah! moment. Still, I just felt like it was lacking something in total. It was not a bad beer, but just not my style and not worth returning to.

Serving type: can

04-14-2014 22:32:24 | More by woodychandler
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skubas86

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-27-2014 20:30:27 | More by skubas86
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

03-14-2014 16:21:31 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Boca-X

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drink from a can...I figured If I'm buying a session beer from a can it's because I'm going to drink it on the beach, river, lake or someplace I don't want the weight of bottles or the possibility of breaking a glass container...so my review will be based on it's taste out of a can.

Nothing to report visually except the can is a nice brown/neon green.

Sweet caramel and some malty bread on the nose.

Light mouth feel, medium carbonation, nutty on the front end followed by sweet caramel popcorn. The finish is quick, slightly bitter but fades fast. Left with a pleasant honey bread on the tongue.

Overall not bad for a session in a can...you do get a little aluminum on the first couple of swallows but my buds adjusted. I took this fishing and enjoyed several on the boat...it was nice to have something better than a BMC. That said, this is 5% ABV...most BMC sessions are around 4.2 give or take...there are many good craft beers out there at 5%...why not just put them in a can and market them as a session?

I think Browns are usually pretty boring, as with most Browns this one tasted better as it warmed. Good, not great.

Update: I had a second America Brown in a snifter later in the day...nice deep arburn color, great off white head, mild lacing. Still watery light on the mouth feel but had a much richer/fuller smell and taste...much better in the glass than the can.

I should probably change my rating up a .25 on everything but mouth feel but won't because I will only buy this to drink out of a can when the situation calls for it.

Serving type: can

03-12-2014 22:11:07 | More by Boca-X
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a caramel color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of light malts, a bit of dark bread. Taste is malty, caramel, a bit bready, some sweetness as well. Very sessionable. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a tasty and enjoyable beer.

Serving type: can

03-01-2014 03:59:43 | More by tone77
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benloho

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

01-31-2014 18:32:55 | More by benloho
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +13.6%

01-31-2014 01:46:43 | More by wrightst
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psmith161

Indiana

3/5  rDev -14.8%

01-20-2014 21:44:20 | More by psmith161
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

01-05-2014 16:37:38 | More by jaydoc
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Joey-bags1990

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

12-30-2013 06:39:52 | More by Joey-bags1990
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A quarter inch of biege foam rests on top of this copper brown beer with excellent clarity. I get caramel and biscuity amber malt in the aroma. I get caramel and amber malt and a nice bitterness from some very complimentary hops in the fade,but they are not present in the aroma. Mouth is pretty light but you get that nice tingle from the gentle hop fade. I've had this before and like how much it offers for a session able beer.

Serving type: can

12-30-2013 04:26:21 | More by Franziskaner
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KerryCummins1977

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +13.6%

12-15-2013 00:34:03 | More by KerryCummins1977
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delta490

Virginia

2.94/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A- a nice clear brown with a heavily carbonated off white head. No retention and slight lacing.

S- little of note beyond a slight hint of sweetness and some earthiness.

T- sweetness dominates without any of the nuttiness associated with this style. More reminiscent of an ESB.

M- no issues here. A thinner mouthfeel but not bad.

O- not a bad beer, but lacking in many of the characteristics that make brown ales good.

Serving type: can

11-09-2013 20:44:37 | More by delta490
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

11-06-2013 23:47:26 | More by Mattyb79
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bzach

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

10-26-2013 21:24:54 | More by bzach
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jmccullough108

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

10-26-2013 00:18:52 | More by jmccullough108
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memphischas

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

10-20-2013 16:32:56 | More by memphischas
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.99/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can, date stamped April 2013, served in a silipint.
Pours with a large tan head that has good retention. Clear brown. Sheets of sticky lacing get left on the glass with each tip,

Medium body. Medium but soft carbonation. Creamy feel. excellent for style.

This brown ale has all the sweet and roasted malt flavor one should expect from a brown, but adds a solid hoppy component. In fact, this brown is as hoppy as a pale ale. With a lasting roasted grain aftertaste, this ale packs a good amount flavor for a brew with a low ABV. Good sweet/bitter balance from start to finish.
Recommended.

Serving type: can

10-08-2013 00:14:22 | More by chinchill
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Hellpop65

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

09-22-2013 18:47:39 | More by Hellpop65
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A-Almost black in the glass, clear ruby around the edges, one finger off white head that doesn't stay around for too long.

S-Good deal of caramel, roasted malt, toffee, candied sugar.

T-Starts with slight coffee, caramel, toffee and grass. No bitterness or hop presence.

M-light, watery and flat.

O-No where near the best brown ale out there, only benefit is that it comes in a can.

Serving type: can

09-21-2013 14:33:02 | More by rlee1390
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BierStein711

Illinois

4.14/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

So, this is the American Brown! I thought it was very pleasant.

Can into shaker pint, three finger tan head, with thick lacing as the beverage is consumed. Body is thick, and the carbonation is hardly present

Smells: Malt, toffee, and carmel

Taste toffee, chocolate, and carmel malt

Overall, this was a very pleasant beer with a thick mouthfeel. Although this isn't my favorite beer style, I'd have this again!

Serving type: can

09-19-2013 18:17:49 | More by BierStein711
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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.13/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A- pours a clear copper amber color with a thick creamy off-white head that reduces, leaving lots of lace behind. Definitely the lightest brown ale I've ever seen. Maybe they intended it to be consumed from the can?

S- very faint aromas of nutty toasted malt, a trace of hop bitterness and some skunk

T- nutty malt flavors with a toasted backbone, faint herbal hop bitterness with a touch of caramel, dry and toasted finish

M- medium body and carbonation with a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp finish

O- I get that this is a session beer, but it drinks more like an amber than a brown ale. It certainly can serve its purpose though, just not something to go to when looking for a lot of flavor

Serving type: can

09-19-2013 02:31:28 | More by Treyliff
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fredmugs

Indiana

3/5  rDev -14.8%

09-13-2013 13:00:23 | More by fredmugs
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MSandahl23

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

09-12-2013 03:11:47 | More by MSandahl23
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Schlafly Sessions American Brown from The Schlafly Tap Room
80 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.