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Schlafly Pumpkin Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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1,434 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,434
Reviews: 449
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.61%
Wants: 289
Gots: 180 | FT: 4
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Pumpkin Ale blends the spices of the harvest with full-bodied sweetness for a beer that tastes like pumpkin pie. Pounds of pumpkin form a malty foundation that supports the fall flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove.

While pumpkin beers were produced in the early days of the American colonies, they were different from the pumpkin beers we know today. Colonists used pumpkin and squash as the fermenting medium, since malted barley was scarce. Once malt became more readily available, it replaced these alternatives to grain. In the 1990’s, American craft brewers reintroduced the style to the delight of pumpkin beer drinkers.

16 IBU

(Beer added by: maxpower on 09-16-2006)
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Damian

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev -0.5%

Drank from a 12 fluid oz. bottle purchased at Whole Foods, Fairfax, VA
07/11/2014
Served in a pint glass

A tight, creamy, two-plus finger tall, light tan crown topped the dark orangey-amber liquid. The head dissolved rather quickly and left no lacing whatsoever.

The aroma was pretty mellow initially. Somewhat dry and yeasty. There was a slight steeliness as well. Touch of spice. As the beer warmed, the nose improved dramatically. Pumpkin pie spices were quite apparent. Good amount of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Some malty sweetness appeared as well.

Unlike the nose, the flavor profile had a lot going on from the get-go. Pumpkin pie spice notes dominated. Cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice were most apparent. There was just enough caramel malt sweetness to give the beer a true pumpkin pie flavor but not overwhelm it. Quite rich and full in flavor for the style. The finish contained a hefty dose of cinnamon that lent the beer a mildly "hot" spiciness. Really solid.

Rich and fuller bodied for the style. The liquid contained an ultra fine and frothy, tongue blanketing effervescence. At 8% ABV, the alcohol was barely perceivable.

With its punchy yet balanced flavor profile and fuller bodied mouthfeel, Schlafly's Pumpkin Ale is one of the better examples of the style I have yet to dry. I really hope this brewery distributes to New England sometime soon.

08-19-2014 01:16:08 | More by Damian
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-02-2014 15:24:23 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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Robmgm


4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

09-02-2014 00:46:45 | More by Robmgm
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SixPack6

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-01-2014 18:28:43 | More by SixPack6
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Vivs85

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-01-2014 16:23:32 | More by Vivs85
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sourdog

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-01-2014 08:05:47 | More by sourdog
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Pithy756

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-01-2014 06:57:50 | More by Pithy756
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Liverocks

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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briandaube

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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KnoxBeerSnob

Tennessee

4.8/5  rDev +13.7%

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JohnathanColeman

West Virginia

5/5  rDev +18.5%

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

08-31-2014 23:56:25 | More by masterofsparks
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Tonerelia

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

A-Pours orange with a thin white head which quickly dissipates

S-Aroma is a strong pumpkin with clover and cinnamon.

T-Taste is cinnamon, clover, and pumpkin it is almost like they have poured the pumpkin filling in the beer bottle.

M-Mouthfeel is balanced and nice carbonation.

O-Overall I like this beer it prefect for your pumpkin ale fix

08-31-2014 23:19:39 | More by Tonerelia
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Fordknox

Tennessee

3.84/5  rDev -9%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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stevebrown

West Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +3.1%

08-31-2014 01:38:34 | More by stevebrown
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EvanWilliams

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -14.7%

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EEscobar

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Hopamania

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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orcrist_cleaver

New York

4.21/5  rDev -0.2%

A: Dark buckwheat honey, caramel-amber in appearance. Nice 2 finger egg white head. Dissipates in <5 min but nice. (4.75)

S: Subtle, but you get the whole pumpkin pie smell. Full graham cracker smell, savory cinnamon sweetness, nutty pumpkin squash. Herbaceous and green smelling, slight metallic. Nice lacing. (4.25/5)

M: Medium body, slick and slightly creamy. Moderate carbonation with lots of carbonation that makes it zesty and fuses the zesty, fruity with the savory and sweet spicing (4/5).

T: Cinnamon, clove, and allspice. Vanilla smooths the palate, and then earthy pumpkin comes in. Floral and herbal hops, subtle perfume. Nice spiciness, drying cinnamon and crusty flavor gives needed body (4.25/5)

08-30-2014 22:50:01 | More by orcrist_cleaver
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Virginia

4.36/5  rDev +3.3%

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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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Rahjr

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.84/5  rDev -9%

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Tim725

New Jersey

4.44/5  rDev +5.2%

08-29-2014 23:16:09 | More by Tim725
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Schlafly Pumpkin Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
94 out of 100 based on 1,434 ratings.