Schlafly Pumpkin Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room
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Reviews by Zraly:
4.74/5 rDev +12.3%
Poured into a Cigar City snifter. A beautiful dark copper color that reminds you that this is an autumn release. Amazing freshly-ground cinnamon note blasts the senses. The smell is so good and definitely conjures to mind pumpkin pie.
Wow -- really smooth and spicy, with lots of crisp, caramel flavors along with Munich malt. Fantastic as far as the malt blend goes -- it probably doesn't get much better than this. The spices meld together seamlessly: clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a hint of ginger. But the spices do not overpower; the rich, smooth pumpkin-malt base creates a silky mouthfeel that doesn't cloy and finishes cleanly. A bit sticky and chewy at times, but in the end, it leaves you wanting more. And did I mention this thing hides its 8% ABV all too well?
I'm going to pick up an extra six pack of this to save for Thanksgiving. I'm definitely wanting to have this with my turkey dinner! Delicious and highly recommended.
The more I drink of this, the more I love it. The spice flavor is leaving my mouth with a tingle and a slight numbing sensation from the sheer onslaught of spice love. My palate is giddy with cinnamon glee.
09-12-2013 23:09:19 | More by Zraly
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4.2/5 rDev -0.5%
Drank from a 12 fluid oz. bottle purchased at Whole Foods, Fairfax, VA
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
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
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