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Schlafly Pumpkin Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

Schlafly Pumpkin AleSchlafly Pumpkin Ale

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Ratings: 1243
Reviews: 432
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.4%


Brewed by:
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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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zhanson88

California

3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: This pumpkin ale pours a clear rusted orange color with 3 fingers of light tan head. It reduces down fairly quickly and ends up with just a small amount of lacing.

Smell: Pumpkin spices, as well as nutmeg and all spice. Some very distinct floral hop notes as well.

Taste: Mmm....very similar to pumpkin pie. Cinnamon and nutmeg, with some nice floral hops at the end. Due to becoming preoccupied I let this beer warm up quite a bit as I was drinking it, and honestly it got twice as good when it was warmer. The spices were really allowed to come out as the beer warmed.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium mouthfeel, a bit lighter than I was expecting considering the 8% ABV. Also, there was maybe a bit too much carbonation but the beer was pretty smooth overall.

Drinkability: This beer does taste really good, and it hides the alcohol extremely well. It's definitely an awesome beer to sip on during the autumn season. Potentially dangerous because I'm sure the alcohol will creep up on you pretty quickly.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2010 00:07:07 | More by zhanson88
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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.

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Schlafly Pumpkin Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
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