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Schlafly Pumpkin Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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1,416 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,416
Reviews: 445
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.85%
Wants: 286
Gots: 174 | FT: 4
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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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pmcadamis

Illinois

4.88/5  rDev +15.6%

Tried this at the taproom in STL.

A - Dark ruby with some suggestions of orange. Very deep and alluring hue with a two finger head of white lace that leaves an astonishing amount of lace on the glass.

S - This smells EXACTLY like this: Pumpkin pie with a graham cracker crust and whipped cream on top sprinkled with a light powdering of cinnamon. Nice! All of those components are vivid and real to my nose. It's actually amazing how much this smells like a real pumpkin pie....maybe even slightly chilled with ice cream on top.

T - The flavor echoes the nose. Authentic pumpkin pie in all of it's autumnal glory. Pumpkin pie filling is there more than homemade pumpkin pie, but i actually prefer the store bought stuff (no offense to any of the women in my life, but Cub Foods sells a mean pumpkin pie). I'm just really impressed with this one.

M - Medium bodied with a slightly oily feel that contributes to the pie like feel. The finish is sweet, although I can feel some dry hops trying to get through. Thankfully, the hops are downplayed in favor of malty sweetness.

D - Outstanding. This is an amazing beer, and I'm glad that I was able to try it at the source! Fall is my favorite season, and this is just about the perfect beer for that special time of year. I'll be picking some up next fall fo' sho.'

01-15-2008 05:58:50 | More by pmcadamis
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Damian

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev -0.5%

Drank from a 12 fluid oz. bottle purchased at Whole Foods, Fairfax, VA
07/11/2014
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
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mojohawk21

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-17-2014 19:25:57 | More by mojohawk21
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OhioBobcat

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

10-26-2013 01:23:36 | More by OhioBobcat
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Schlais

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-17-2012 08:57:50 | More by Schlais
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Breen

Kansas

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
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SkiBum22

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-19-2013 14:26:03 | More by SkiBum22
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sdsimkins

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-28-2014 23:37:09 | More by sdsimkins
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sabitu

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +18.5%

08-17-2012 23:44:29 | More by sabitu
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-02-2014 23:55:46 | More by danthehopslamman
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oteixeira

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-29-2012 22:20:50 | More by oteixeira
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joel66

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

10-15-2013 05:18:30 | More by joel66
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Dangerrangerjas


3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

09-06-2012 01:53:54 | More by Dangerrangerjas
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-11-2014 05:24:22 | More by DaftPatrick
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DuckDodgers

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-12-2014 22:35:13 | More by DuckDodgers
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jal_005


3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

06-30-2014 01:20:57 | More by jal_005
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megamass

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-22-2013 22:42:47 | More by megamass
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Billolick

New York

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
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burninggoat

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

05-31-2013 01:53:05 | More by burninggoat
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lostandwandering

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-24-2013 21:14:24 | More by lostandwandering
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1Adam12

Indiana

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
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fo1ksguitar

Missouri

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-25-2012 21:17:22 | More by fo1ksguitar
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Prospero

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-21-2013 22:38:42 | More by Prospero
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

10-10-2012 03:14:18 | More by jaminjohnson
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jiffymon

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

10-11-2013 20:08:28 | More by jiffymon
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Schlafly Pumpkin Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
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