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Schlafly Pumpkin Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Ratings: 1,860
Reviews: 485
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 320
Gots: 312 | FT: 7
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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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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Matthew607, Sep 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

Fusebuddy, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of DemoniChris
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottled poured into a mini snifter.

A - Really great brownish orange that replicates the color of pumpkin pie. Nice off-white head that sticks around, good lacing as well.

S - This beer is a spice bomb! Huge pumpkin notes with vanilla and nutmeg undertones. Really great smelling beer if you like pumpkin pie.

T - Just like the smell; pumpkin spices up front with slight vanilla and nutmeg flavors becoming apparent in the finish.

M - Well done on this aspect of the beer. Definitely more of a malt forward beer and it suits it well.

O - This is one of the only pumpkin beers I've had, and it has definitely impressed me and makes me want to seek out more. Easily the best I've had given the style.

DemoniChris, Aug 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

BSuter, Nov 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Theogre83, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of GreyGhost4
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

GreyGhost4, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

Renegawam, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of baos
3.3/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured half bottle into rocks glass. Nice bourbon color, not much of a head, and the head completely disappears. Nice spicy malty aroma and flavor. Get a bit of a pumpkin flavor with maybe a bit of pumpkin pie spices. Marynka hops Malts include 2-row and Crystal malted barley, Munich malt, wheat malt, chocolate malt, and I think I get a bit of pumpkin pie spices. I get a bit of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and maybe ginger? A tad bit boozy for this low of ABV, but it fades quickly into a nice dry finish. Pretty watery mouthfeel. Over all I think this would be a good match to any Thanksgiving din din. The Great Pumpkin hasn't arrived, but this is a good brew to enjoy while you await his or her arrival.

baos, Nov 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Caskaway, Nov 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

Beefytits4, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of gpogo
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Brilliantly clear amber colored ale with a large off-white head that dissipates to nothing.

A- Quite a sweet pumpkin pie aroma. Also notes of spices related to pumpkin pie such as nutmeg, cinnamon, and a bit of ginger.

T- Wow, a pumpkin beer seasonal that actually tastes like pumpkin pie, opposed to so many other pumpkin seasonals that I taste nothing remotely like a pumpkin. Sweet pumpkin pie flavor fills your mouth and leaves a nice aftertaste similar to finishing some pumpkin pie. Finishes semi-dry with a little tickle on the tongue feeling. Slight bitter tanniny like aftertaste on the tongue.

M- Medium body with carbonation that seemed a bit on the high side, but overall quite nice. Goes down rather smooth.

D- I really enjoyed this pumpkin ale. If you want a pumpkin ale that actually tastes like pumpkin pie this is the beer for you. That said, I'm not sure this beer is exactly a sessionable pumpkin ale at 8% abv not to mention it is a bit rich.

gpogo, Jan 10, 2009
Photo of BigRedDog
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Pours a deep hazy amber color with an off white head.

Smell is very spicy: nutmeg, cinnamon, other mulling spices.

Taste is not as spicy as the nose, but has a nice almost sweet pumpkin flavor that mellows into a good malty spiciness. The finish is spicy and lingers for a bit. Definitely reminds me of pumpkin pie and thanksgiving.

Mouthfeel is slightly creamy, but still light.

Overall a very good pumpkin beer. Some pumpkin beers focus too much on the spices all the way through, but this one has a good balance between spices and the sweet mashed pumpkin.

BigRedDog, Sep 03, 2014
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

keithmurray, Nov 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

mattboyer182, Jan 23, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

earlholman, May 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

KnowYourCraft, Oct 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

TheBronze, Sep 30, 2012
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3.64/5  rDev -13.5%

harryhops, Nov 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

erha2, Sep 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

A: A dark bronze color with a nice finger of off tan head at the top, left a nice lacing around the glass as you drank it.

S: Pumpkin throughout, lots of spice and cinnamon, some sweet nutmeg as well and graham crackers on the tail end, beautiful nose on this brew.

T: Taste amazing, just like the nose with more pumpkin flavors apparent as you drink this one, lots of spice and nutmeg, very good taste.

M: Perfect amount of carbonation, medium bodied, good stickyness as well on this one.

O: Probably the best fall beer I have ever had, perfect balance, great tasting, and makes the fall even more beautiful. Amazing beer.

thedoubler55, Sep 23, 2014
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4.68/5  rDev +11.2%

bigeyedfish89, Aug 26, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev -1.2%

EnthusedAboutBeer, Aug 05, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +1.7%

Greasy, Sep 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

davesway10, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5%

ubenumber2, Apr 02, 2014
Schlafly Pumpkin Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
94 out of 100 based on 1,860 ratings.