Schlafly Pumpkin Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room
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Reviews by 007rtw:
3.81/5 rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Smell: pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, heavy cream (just slight, at the end). Quite good.
Taste: A bit disappointing relative to the nose, but much better than the O'Fallon. Pumpkin gives way to malt with some hops and spices, as well as some solvent. Good, but not outstanding, as the malt and bitterness take away from the pumpkin.
Mouthfeel: too much carbonation, followed by excess dryness, but I'm being picky here. Smooth otherwise, but it can be a bit sticky on the finish.
Overall: a solid pumpkin ale that actually has some pumpkin taste, even if it's not enough.
I just had this beer again, slightly colder, and in better glassware. I want to make the following changes:
1) appearance: 4.0. I didn't originally write a review, but this is one beautiful looking beer. Amber-honey-burnt-orange is what I'll call it.
2) Nose: Add honey and cloves to the above. Didn't smell the cream this time; I think that was just a fluke.
3) I'm considering a re-review since I was much more impressed this time than last. However, in terms of numbers, I still think this is overall somewhere in the 3.9-4.1 range.
Serving type: bottle
08-28-2013 02:26:44 | More by 007rtw
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4.3/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Had on-tap at the Schlafly release party at El Bait Shop.
Appearance- Light amber, almost no head.
Smell- Spices, nutmeg I'm particular. Pumpkin seeps its way through there as well.
Taste- I'm not usually a pumpkin ale guy but hats off to Schlafly on making one heck of a pumpkin ale. The nutmeg, cinnamon and other spices are blended really well with the pumpkin.
Overall- Most pumpkin ales teeter one way or the other but this one gets it right. Best balance I've had from one yet. I'd put it over ST Pumpking for sure. Just wish I was drinking this in October and not June.
Serving type: on-tap
06-05-2014 23:57:07 | More by Will_Edgar
Schlafly Pumpkin Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
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