Schlafly Pumpkin Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room
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Reviews by mtalley999:
4.28/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12 oz pour into a SA perfect pint.
Very aggressive pour led to about one finger of white foam which dissipated very quickly. Some lacing on the glass but not much. Color is a nice amber/orange. Looks like fall.
Nose is very pleasant. Lots of nutmeg, clove, cinnamon. Just like fresh pumpkin pie.
Spices come through first when I take sip, then faint flavors of vanilla, and finally graham cracker. There is a hint of pumpkin that carries through, but it is definitely in the background for me. Pumpkin pie in a bottle.
One of my favorite pumpkin ales, so probably fitting for my first review.
Serving type: bottle
10-10-2011 01:59:39 | More by mtalley999
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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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