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
4.25/5 rDev +0.7%
12 oz bottle from 6 pack into snifter
A- Almost maroon/ copper. Thin to almost no head
S- HUGE pumpin pie spices. I close my eyes and imagine my mom's pie at Thanksgiving
T- Like liquid pumpkin pie! I get all the spices and a nice, mellow pumpkin filling taste... just like the stuff out of the can!
M- Thin and smooth (thin is fine in this case)
O- Hit the nail on the head for a Pumpkin Ale. One of my new favorites.
08-27-2014 03:00:56 | More by PBRmeasap1980
Schlafly Pumpkin Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
94 out of 100 based on 1,407 ratings.