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Schlafly Pumpkin Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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1,374 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,374
Reviews: 440
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.61%
Wants: 277
Gots: 147 | 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 rundocrun:
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rundocrun

Iowa

4.65/5  rDev +10.2%

Poured from 12-oz bottle into a pint glass.

A - Yields two fingers of egg-nog colored head. Very tight, fine bubbles. Head fades somewhat fast. Beer itself is a slightly hazy ruddy brown. Has nice coppery-orange highlights. Only very faint whisps of lace left on the glass. Good alcohol legs on this one.

S - I'm pleasantly surprised that I can pick out some definite pumpkin amid the malt/spices. Has a rich, almost savory cooked vegetable aroma mixed with a dollop of sweet ginger, cloves, cinnamon, etc. With warming I get a little biscuity malt and graham cracker character.

T - I literally said "Oh, my god" when I took my first sip of this beer. That's how "right" they got the flavor. Sweet honey and graham up front that melds seamlessly with a truly "pumpkin pie" flavor--moderate pumpkin flavor mixed with a very balanced assortment of all the right spices. This is also an incredibly smooth and velvety beer for being 8%. I get no booze or hotness whatsoever. Very mild hop bitterness right at the finish that is just prominent enough to keep it from being cloyingly sweet. Perfect, perfect, perfect pumpkin beer flavor.

M - As I mentioned above this ale drinks dangerously smooth for being 8%. You don't have to fight with each sip to get a handle on it. It's like this beer was brewed with the only goal being to swish happily over your tastebuds. Medium body, with a velvet finish. Not sticky, not dry, but just velvet.

Overall- If you can't tell from my excessive gushing above, I LOVE this beer. Truly the top of it's style for me... so far.

10-08-2011 04:47:26 | More by rundocrun
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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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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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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.

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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.

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Schlafly Pumpkin Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
94 out of 100 based on 1,374 ratings.