Schlafly Pumpkin Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room
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Reviews by qthompso:
4.05/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours a deep, hazy ruby orange color. A finger of tine bubbled head that sticks around for a while. Lots of apparent carbonation in this one.
The most pleasant thing about the nose is that it doesn't smell too sweet. Too many pumpkin beers are cloyingly sweet for me (admittedly, not my favorite style). I get cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg and some nice bready notes. I don't just get pumpkin pie filling, it smells like there's some crust in there too.
The taste follows the nose. Lots of pumpkin pie spices, pumpkin, caramel malt, and a little bit of spiciness.
A good medium bodied, well carbonated beer. Nice and creamy.
As I said, not my favorite style. However, as pumpkin beers go, this one might be my new favorite. I can't get it in MN so thanks to Shrode21 for the extra.
Serving type: bottle
12-11-2012 02:26:36 | More by qthompso
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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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