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Schlafly Pumpkin Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Ratings: 1,283
Reviews: 433
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 245
Gots: 111 | FT: 5
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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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engagechad

Virginia

4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased as a single from Wine and Beer Westpark in Glen Allen, VA - tulip

Pours very nice, fizzly head and no lacing however it's a pretty beer, burnt dark orange. Smells very nice, above average pumpkin ale on the smell for sure. Taste follows well, this particular PA has a characteristic buttery feel to it almost pie like and it suits it well.

Overall this is an above average PA and I would buy this again above some of the others I've had as of late.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 13:00:53 | More by engagechad
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rodkin

New York

4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark orange, small head.

Smell is cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, pumpkin, maybe a hint of chocolate. Really just smells exactly like pumpkin pie. This is fantastic smelling.

Taste is a letdown after smell, but still good. Same flavors, but not quite as big. Slightly sweet, almost sugary. Really reminds me of pumpkin pie. Actually, this would go really well with a pecan pie. It's slightly warming, which is nice.

Mouthfeel is fine. Nice carbonation, medium thick, slightly creamy.

A great ale for the season. Really tasty, warming, fantastic smelling. Not hugely familiar with pumpkin ales, but I definitely like this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 00:40:33 | More by rodkin
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brewskis4drewski

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

11-07-2012 02:38:47 | More by FlussigkeitMut
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tgatort

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

10-01-2012 02:34:59 | More by Phacoman
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justinp

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

02-29-2012 02:51:57 | More by justinp
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OddNotion

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

09-21-2013 02:26:51 | More by OddNotion
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Cris4545

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

08-07-2013 23:18:23 | More by Cris4545
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Sunn

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +1%

08-28-2012 03:37:46 | More by AllHailBeercules
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roger617

Indiana

4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap poured into snifter.

A: 4.0 Pours dark brown with 1 finger of white head the reduces quickly and leaves no lacing.
S: 4.5 Smells like Fall in a glass.
T: 4.5 It should not be 95 degrees outside with this taste in my mouth. I want to see red, orange and yellow leaves, pumpkins and Indian corn right now. This tastes just like a pumpkin beer should. Pumpkin, spices, and that lingering taste that makes you crave a full plate of turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, corn, more gravy, and football on TV.
M: 4.0 Smooth, silky, carbed well.
O: 4.25 Delicious. A great example of what this style should be. I will be getting more of this for the fall as I watch my beloved Indy Colts this Fall.

Serving type: on-tap

09-12-2013 20:50:35 | More by roger617
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scm2787

Texas

5/5  rDev +18.8%

08-24-2012 05:07:07 | More by scm2787
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OhioBobcat

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5%

10-26-2013 01:23:36 | More by OhioBobcat
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edhizdeid

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

11-02-2013 04:12:18 | More by edhizdeid
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dradair

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

06-05-2014 16:34:11 | More by dradair
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Goosehunter75

Missouri

4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a copperish red with one finger a slightly off whiter head and better than average retention

S - Wonderful aromas of pumpkin pie. You can definately etect the nutmeg and cinnamon. The pumpkin is nicely balanced with the spices. Well done

T - Mmmm. Taste just like a pumpkin pie. Great use of pumpkin and spices. Very well put together. Again, like the aroma, nutmeg and cinnamon are prevelant and nicely balanced with the pumpkin. The is also a good pumpkin kick ont he finish

M - A cramy beer just the way a pumpkin ale should be in my opinoin. Also has a slight arming effect from the higher ABV I assume. Great mouthfeel.

O - Love this beer. One of the best pumpkin ales out there. Great use of pumpkin. Not too much but enough for you to know that its there. Like the higher abv of this beer also. Great fall beer. Might have to track down some more of this for Thanksgiving!

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 18:12:30 | More by Goosehunter75
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McBraniel

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1%

08-10-2013 00:05:48 | More by McBraniel
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Chuck_25

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

08-25-2012 06:27:56 | More by Chuck_25
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beerphilosopher

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rather intense burnt orange color with reddish highlights in the glass. The thick collar of foam rises well above the rim and is colored a pale off-white with the slightest orange hue. Active carbonation can be seen rising from the bottom of the glassware, feeding the massive head of foam. The nose is heavily spiced - cinnamon abounds, followed by cloves, allspice, nutmeg and a pleasant, caramel malty sweetness taking up the rear. This beer is the liquid summation of the word "festive." The palate doesn't disappoint in this regard either. Bursting forth with aggressive spices and warm, slightly roasted malt characteristics, this is like a baked pumpkin pie in a glass. The cinnamon is the dominant spice in this one. Perhaps because the spices are so heavy in the nose and on the palate, the alcohol is scarcely detectable though this beer weighs in at 8% ABV. Once you get past the spices, a solid well-crafted amber ale is waiting to greet you - slightly sweet, roasted malts and a complimentary hop profile leave this beer tasting surprisingly balanced for such a big, spice-heavy beer. The mouth feel is medium thick, but not too much so. The carbonation level is ample enough to keep this one from being perceived as too heavy or malt rich. Nice trick. The finish is smooth and warm, with a lingering spicy note or two hanging around. All in all, this is and has been one of my favorite pumpkin ales of all time. I am a spice head, so the aggressive levels of spice found here are not a negative for me, but some may find them too intense. While I could easily drink a few of these at a sitting, the well-hidden alcohol content prohibits that notion. This is a beer I'll stock up on and have on hand through winter's chill. Perhaps I'll even squirrel away one or two bottles and see what a year or two in the cellar does to the flavor profile - at *% ABV, this one should be able to handle it okay. Now if I can just keep my hands off of it for that long.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2008 16:01:32 | More by beerphilosopher
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dmsohyea

California

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-02-2011 22:18:52 | More by dmsohyea
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ZPB

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

11-14-2013 11:24:33 | More by ZPB
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GrantBrennan

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

08-23-2012 02:32:26 | More by GrantBrennan
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BH712

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +1%

10-16-2013 17:14:54 | More by DC_Brah
Schlafly Pumpkin Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
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