Schlafly Pumpkin Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Ratings: 1,895
Reviews: 489
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 323
Gots: 325 | FT: 6
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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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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of thekanna
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on-tap at Kramerbooks and Afterwords Cafe in Dupont Circle, DC.

A: Gorgeous radiant pumpkin orange with almost no head, just a hazy sheen that hangs in patches above the body.

S: Strong pumpkin spice; I definitely detect cloves, allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Sweet malts and pumpkin bread.

T: Sweet pumpkin-flavored malts, strong pumpkin spice again, followed by cinnamon, a bit of vanilla extract, slight herbal hop bitterness, and some buttery diacetyls. Ahhh.... THIS is what a pumpkin beer should taste like.

M: A bit thin and under-carbonated.

D: Wonderful pumpkin brew, and definitely one that i'd be willing to use as a (slightly lower-quality) replacement for Southern Tier's Pumking, since that seems to sell out all too quickly where I live.

Photo of Schlais
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of marshmeli
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.16/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of keithmurray
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - dark mahogany amber color with white head

Smell - cinnamon, nutmeg, pumkin flesh

Taste - cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin flesh, brown sugar

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, high carbonation, spicy and sweet upfront, dry finish

Overall - this is a solid pumpkin ale, not too heavy on the spices, very approachable

Price Point - $2.50/12 oz single

Photo of dragonWhale
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

big thanks to busternuggz for this one..
slightly cloudy amber, pretty sexy, small little head.
pie spices, cinnamon is big, nutmeg and clove supplementary, little bit of alcohol too.
cinnamon stays big on the flavor, again nutmeg, allspice, clove coming in with the alcohol heat. quite a bit thinner and more attenuated. possibly a bit too much, pushing the alcohol more to the forefront than I would like in a pumpkin beer. Not bad, mind you. Kind've reminds me more of a spiced pumpkin rum beer. and what's wrong with pumpkin and rum? Many a fine night has been had with just those very ingredients!
Quite good. Not quite the great pumpkin, but a tremendous effort nonetheless. Wish I hadn't gotten shut out on the great pumpkin this year.

Photo of ThirstyBird
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to for this one

Pours a deep reddish brown with nice cream colored head. Goes to a ring and a little floating island. The smell is rich sweet malt, clove and other pumpkin spices. Nicely blended. The taste is nice. Well integrated flavors. The sweet malt and spicing blend seamlessly. I'm not a big pumpkin beer lover but I'm into this one. Very nice mouthfeel - the body is on the lower side of medium with nice carbonation. Overall a very nice pumpkin beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Schlafly Pumpkin Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
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