Schlafly Pumpkin Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room
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Reviews by FernMaster:
3.3/5 rDev -21.8%
Poured from a bottle into a Pint Glass.
The Appearance of this beer rocks. The pour is great with three fingers of foam. The head stays for a little bit then disappears after twenty seconds or so, perfect timing in my opinion. It gives you enough time to appreciate the appearance and smell the beer properly before tilting it back. It's a nice orange reddish color with a little bit of bubbling action. Schlafly's Pumpkin Ale may have the best smell of any pumpkin beer I've ever had. All of the spices are intense, the cinnamon, nutmeg and clove work in a perplexingly good culmination of flavors and scents. I walked around my house and put the beer under my roommate's noses and then slow on the cue I'd exclaim, "Smell." (As if they had a choice then.) I'm beginning a new thing of wanting the scent of beers made into candles, this is one such beer. But then comes the taste. I'm torn on this one like I'm Michael Bay's plot structure. Instead of the dichotomy of racism and explosions (Bay), it's my love for pumpkin beer and this beer too much of a pumpkin. The taste hits your senses in the face like it's Chris Brown. My immediate reaction was, 'whoa I love this beer' and then I thought, 'ow.' It's just too much at once. I love pumpkin beers, but there's just too much spice action in this one - so much so that it kills my enjoyment of the beer. I cringe every time I take a drink; it's just so sweet. I'll drink my 6pack and enjoy it well enough, but I don't think I'll buy another.
09-28-2009 02:02:31 | More by FernMaster
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4.6/5 rDev +9%
Pour/Appearance: A reddish hue with a deep copper when held to light. Minimal head that frothed a bit immediately after the pour and quickly spread to the edges only. Full lacing disappears in a few seconds.
Smell: Like face planting in a homemade pumpkin pie. Nutmeg and other spices. Some grassy hops.
Mouthfeel: Sharp carbonation and relatively light on the palette with a dry finish.
Taste: Slightly bitter from the earthy hops smelled, but the most noticeable is the pumpkin and cinnamon/nutmeg spices.
Overall: As ready as I was for a good seasonal ale, I was still pleasantly surprised by this selection. The brewer has done an excellent job bringing out robust pumpkin flavor without crafting something overpowering or too bitter. I'm glad I purchased this in a 6-pack and might well be back for more.
09-18-2012 01:13:11 | More by Breen
4.19/5 rDev -0.7%
12 ounce bottle. "Bottled with love on 9/10/2013" on the bottom of the front label. Nice-fresh, highly rated seasonal beer.
Pours hazed darker amber, very minor head, leaving some fine strands of lacing.
Nose has a good dose of pumpkin pie spicing.
Full flavor and full bodied, rich pumpkin notes, more typical spicing, but everything tastes and smells fresh and pungent here. Nicely done. 8% flexing its attitude, but exhibiting no boozy bite.
If ya enjoy the style, this is one to seek out and enjoy.
Gonna try to put some away for thanksgiving. Gonna be nice with Turkey day dessert and as a night capper.
09-24-2013 00:41:49 | More by Billolick
4.1/5 rDev -2.8%
Pours a beautiful orange color. The nose is awesome. Makes you jump back and go "woah". Smells like pumpkin pie, spicy, a bit of cinnamon, very nice. Tastes like pumpkin pie. No sign of the ABV. Nice spice. Mouthfeel is medium to light with a decent amount of carbonation. This is a really good pumpkin ale. My first of the season this year. Glad they produced this. I recommend trying this if it is in your area.
09-04-2011 01:56:23 | More by 1Adam12
Schlafly Pumpkin Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
94 out of 100 based on 1,373 ratings.