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Schlafly Pumpkin Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Ratings: 1,363
Reviews: 438
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 278
Gots: 140 | FT: 3
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Pumpkin Ale blends the spices of the harvest with full-bodied sweetness for a beer that tastes like pumpkin pie. Pounds of pumpkin form a malty foundation that supports the fall flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove.

While pumpkin beers were produced in the early days of the American colonies, they were different from the pumpkin beers we know today. Colonists used pumpkin and squash as the fermenting medium, since malted barley was scarce. Once malt became more readily available, it replaced these alternatives to grain. In the 1990’s, American craft brewers reintroduced the style to the delight of pumpkin beer drinkers.

16 IBU

(Beer added by: maxpower on 09-16-2006)
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Reviews by kbuzz:
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3.63/5  rDev -14%

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.

11-05-2011 18:29:42 | More by kbuzz
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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.

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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.

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Schlafly Pumpkin Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
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