Schlafly Pumpkin Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room
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3.63/5 rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a bottle dated 8/12/11 into a tumbler glass.
A: Crystal clear orange/amber colored beer. Pours a fizzy two finger head that faded after a while, not immediately. Minimal lacing left on the glass.
S: Nice vegetal pumpkin aroma with some spices in the background: nutmeg and cinnamon leading the way. Nice caramel malt aroma in there as well.
T: Vegetal pumpkin. Caramel and maybe some biscuit malts. And then the spices round it out. There's a bit of a lingering boozy astringency at the end. Not a huge fan of that.
M: This is a relatively thin bodied beer, perhaps I could be convinced that it's medium-thin, but that's as far as I'd go...leaves a lingering dry vegetal coating in the mouth after you swallow. Moderate carbonation.
O: This is a well-rounded pumpkin ale. You definitely get that vegetal gourd/pumpkin flavor and mouthfeel which I enjoy...and the spices aren't overpowering...they are proportionate to the actual pumpkin qualities. I think it's just a touch too thin and I could have done without that lingering astringency at the end. But overall, a very cohesive example of a pumpkin ale.
Serving type: bottle
11-05-2011 18:29:42 | More by kbuzz
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