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Schlafly Pumpkin Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Ratings: 1,366
Reviews: 438
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 278
Gots: 141 | 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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mdcrouser

Missouri

4.13/5  rDev -2.1%

Amber orange, with just a bit of foamy off-white head. Slightly sticky, but not clingy.

A bit of alcohol on the nose, with the pumpkin pie-like spices hiding underneath - cinnamon, nutmeg, and some of that gourd-like sweetness.

Odd that it actually reminds me of a slightly flat cola - sweet and somewhat syrupy. The spices are well-balanced with the obvious, but not over-bearing pumpkin. Alcohol is non-existant.

Really mild carbonation, but it lets the pumpkin and spices come to the fore, letting it shine.

Great for these early fall nights - just fits the weather and the mood. Best pumpkin I've had.

09-17-2011 04:03:44 | More by mdcrouser
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1Adam12

Indiana

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%

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.

09-04-2011 01:56:23 | More by 1Adam12
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MisledTitan

United Kingdom (England)

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

01-17-2013 01:47:01 | More by MisledTitan
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circus_cat

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

10-15-2012 16:06:15 | More by circus_cat
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pzrhsau

District of Columbia

4.4/5  rDev +4.3%

On tap at the Churchkey in DC. Another great find by this restaurant.
A: Nice Ruby Brown Amber color with a creamy head at the top.
S: Notes of pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon. Spicy and malty.
T: Great sweet pumpkin flavor right away, has that great mix of flavors that reminds you of a great pie. It finishes with a really deep, but not overpowering, array of spices from cinnamon to the nutmeg (which was most apparent).
D/M: The carbonation is great and it creates a nice thick head that really coats the palate. Very thick autumn brew but very drinkable for how strong it is.

08-18-2010 22:18:05 | More by pzrhsau
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dvmky

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-13-2013 11:46:47 | More by dvmky
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ThomasAWilson2

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-02-2014 19:36:29 | More by ThomasAWilson2
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BA_Berto

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-12-2013 01:38:05 | More by BA_Berto
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Gehrig13

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

10-02-2012 14:14:56 | More by Gehrig13
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Claytonbrewsby

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-10-2014 22:15:55 | More by Claytonbrewsby
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Benvarine

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -23%

12-01-2013 02:21:38 | More by Benvarine
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foureyedgeek

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -2.1%

12oz bottle brought home by a friend, bottled Oct 10, 2006, poured into a pint glass. This is the last of the six pack.

Pour is very clear, a very copper-orange body, much like pumpkin skin in the light. Capped with a two finger foamy fizzy head that falls to a nice crown. Obvious carbonation bubbles. Only a little lacing throughout.

Smell is definitely that of a pumpkin ale. There's a good pumpkin presence along with the spice (cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger), and the spices are not to the point of being too much. Not a huge aroma, but a good nose.

Taste is very pumpkiny too. The nice spicing comes through in the drink. There's also a notable, but not overwhelming alcohol presence. As it warms, more sweetness comes out and you can taste the ginger to cinnamon to nutmeg as the beer moves back your tongue.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and slightly creamy with a nice warming.

Drinkability is good, this beer is not too spicy, the pumpkin is noticeable and tasty and the alcohol level makes this a nice colder weather beer. Easily my favorite pumpkin ale, that I've tried.

01-23-2007 03:27:40 | More by foureyedgeek
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BrewSTL

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

06-30-2013 02:18:36 | More by BrewSTL
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Vixie

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%

Pours a nice clear orange with a bit of white head that doesn't stay around long, leaving some nice lacing.

Smells like warm pumpkin pie. Cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and pumpkin are the main ones I can pick out. A very Fall smelling beer.

Very spicy, in a good way. Cinnamon and clove bite, maybe a little nutmeg, and of course, pumpkin. Also a hint of malt. The alcohol is well hidden, just showing up as warming at the finish.

Smooth and creamy feel, with a tingle from the carbonation.

I will say up front I really don't like pumpkin pie, but I like this beer. There is just a lot of flavor here, and a lot going on. Very much a fall beer, everything about it is perfect for fall. If you like pumpkin beers, definitely try this one, I am ready for more of it.

09-26-2013 01:40:30 | More by Vixie
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BigGold

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

03-26-2014 04:06:15 | More by BigGold
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Caterwaul

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-31-2012 03:55:34 | More by Caterwaul
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Sunn

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

11-20-2012 23:27:08 | More by Sunn
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Beeranator

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-14-2013 01:33:47 | More by Beeranator
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tgatort

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-28-2013 21:58:34 | More by tgatort
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BH712

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

03-12-2014 01:51:50 | More by BH712
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Jasonrm72

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-03-2013 22:04:26 | More by Jasonrm72
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CMW

Missouri

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%

A - Pours a clear amber with a nice off-white head. Head fades quickly and leaves a nice ring around the glass.

S - The aroma is very pleasant. Nice caramel malt, nutmeg, cinnamon and other sweet spices. The pumpkin aroma is much stronger than other pumpkin beers.

T - The malt is the first thing I taste but that fades quickly to the sweet flavors. This is about as close to liquid pumpkin pie as you can get. This is very tasty.

M - Carbonation is medium and there is a fairly watery body.

D - Very drinkable and you cannot even notice the higher alcohol content.

11-21-2009 21:51:33 | More by CMW
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hardcor33

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-06-2012 01:10:35 | More by hardcor33
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brewskis4drewski

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

11-19-2013 23:27:09 | More by brewskis4drewski
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Brewzma

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-21-2013 01:19:00 | More by Brewzma
Schlafly Pumpkin Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
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