Schlafly Pumpkin Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room
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Reviews by rangerred:
4.3/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle into a snifter.
Pours a slightly hazy dark orange with a thin cap for a head that fades into a ring around the side of the glass. Not really any lacing to speak of.
Aroma is cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and graham cracker. A very pleasant fall spiciness and really captures the pumpkin pie aroma perfectly. Not overtly spicy whatsoever.
Flavor is very near perfection. Some squashy-ness up front quickly followed by a healthy wallup of cinnamon and nutmeg. A quick shot of vanilla along with some whipped cream but the spices hold strong. Never do they become overwhelming but rather quite nicely balance with everything else. Bitterness is extremely light and nearly imperceptible. This beer is just a touch sweet and not a sugar bomb like so many pumpkin beers. A nice, dry finish with just a hint of warmth from the alcohol.
Overall, one of the best pumpkin beers out there. Very well balanced and not sweet at all. I could honestly drink a couple of these in a sitting. One to pick up every year.
Serving type: bottle
11-07-2012 01:37:05 | More by rangerred
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