Schlafly Pumpkin Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room
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Reviews by Megahertz:
4.93/5 rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
12oz bottle dated 10-AUG-12 into a Hoffman House chalice. Consumed on 21-AUG-12.
Served at approximately 50F (cool).
A - Rough pour straight down the middle generates an off-white to tan, tightly packed head that leaves a considerable residual. Brilliantly clear deep red in color with the appearance of mild carbonation. Some more lacing would be nice, but that's about all I can knock it for.
S - A plethora of pumpkin spices and even a whif of actual pumpkin aroma! Knocks my socks off. "This is a slice of pumpkin pie I am smelling, not a beer."
T - Initially very strong with pumpkin spices with a caramelly sweetness and cleansing carbonation. Fades into a malty, bready, toasty mid with a devilish grin of freshly carved jack-o-lantern flavor. Finish is sweet and malty with an embracing, clean bitterness, lingering with a mild taste of... is that toasted pumpkin seeds? Alcohol is not apparent until the drinking is nearly complete.
M - Heavy body with mild to medium carbonation. Only gets more drinkable as it is consumed.
O - ♫ This is halloween, everybody make a scene ♫ Superior to prior vintages, which is saying a lot. The definitive pumpkin beer.
Serving type: bottle
08-21-2012 22:05:28 | More by Megahertz
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4.25/5 rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into tulip glass.
A- Pours a deep garnet with a good degree of clarity for such a dark colored beer and a pumpkin on at that. Small whitish caramel head that dissipates to a thin ring.
S- Medium level of spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Lots of malt, similar to that of a scotch ale. Has a slight mellow gourd sort of sourness you get when smelling fresh pumpkin.
T- Similar to aroma, perfect level of spices for my tastes, a very noticeable pumpkin aspect, and a malt character that doesn't overshadow the pumpkin. Tastes the way a "from scratch" pumpkin pie ought to taste. Alcohol is not really noticeable.
M- Medium-heavy and a good lower carbonation for the style. As opposed to something like Pumking which is more effervescent.
O- I think this might be my favorite example of the style, slightly higher than Dogfish Head Punkin' and Pumking. Great balanced spices and great pumpkin flavor.
Serving type: bottle
04-03-2014 22:35:50 | More by PaulyB83
Schlafly Pumpkin Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
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