Schlafly Pumpkin Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room
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4.2/5 rDev -0.5%
Drank from a 12 fluid oz. bottle purchased at Whole Foods, Fairfax, VA
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
4.5/5 rDev +6.6%
A-Pours orange with a thin white head which quickly dissipates
S-Aroma is a strong pumpkin with clover and cinnamon.
T-Taste is cinnamon, clover, and pumpkin it is almost like they have poured the pumpkin filling in the beer bottle.
M-Mouthfeel is balanced and nice carbonation.
O-Overall I like this beer it prefect for your pumpkin ale fix
08-31-2014 23:19:39 | More by Tonerelia
4.21/5 rDev -0.2%
A: Dark buckwheat honey, caramel-amber in appearance. Nice 2 finger egg white head. Dissipates in <5 min but nice. (4.75)
S: Subtle, but you get the whole pumpkin pie smell. Full graham cracker smell, savory cinnamon sweetness, nutty pumpkin squash. Herbaceous and green smelling, slight metallic. Nice lacing. (4.25/5)
M: Medium body, slick and slightly creamy. Moderate carbonation with lots of carbonation that makes it zesty and fuses the zesty, fruity with the savory and sweet spicing (4/5).
T: Cinnamon, clove, and allspice. Vanilla smooths the palate, and then earthy pumpkin comes in. Floral and herbal hops, subtle perfume. Nice spiciness, drying cinnamon and crusty flavor gives needed body (4.25/5)
08-30-2014 22:50:01 | More by orcrist_cleaver
Schlafly Pumpkin Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
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